The year 2016 will be a watershed year in the history of Men-Tsee-Khang. We celebrate 100 years of establishing Men-Tsee-Khang by the Great 13th Dalai Lama in Lhasa, Tibet, 55 years of re-establishing Men-Tsee-Khang by the Great 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, and 320 years of establishing the Chagpori Medical College in Lhasa, Tibet by the Great 5th Dalai Lama.
Starting from Wednesday, March 23, 2016, we will have several outreach and commemorative events, both in India and outside. To solicit active participation from all our students, wagers and staff, we appealed to our students to work 100 hours each without pay in our Pharmacy Department or Herbal Research and Production Department. We appealed to our staff and wagers to contribute 100 hours’ pay for the Men-Tsee-Khang’s Centenary Celebration. As of September 1, 2015, they have contributed over 4.9 million Indian Rupees, for which we thank very much, and more are coming in. Also, our well wishers in India, and abroad, mostly patients, are sending in donations. No doubt, our outreach programs, especially those in foreign countries, will entail huge expenses.
On Wednesday, March 23, we will have our Inaugural function, the details of which will be posted soon.
On Thursday, March 24, we will have an International Conference on Tibetan Medicine.
On Friday, March 25, present and former staff members will read out their papers of interest for Men-Tsee-Khang and for the Centenary Celebration.
Thereafter, we have plans to conduct outreach tours to several places, both in India and abroad, with the view to celebrate our centenary. Apart from a few cities in India, we have formed 6 teams, each touring two times to different cities.
The venue of Inaugural function is:
Distt. Kangra, H.P.