Tibetan Photo Project introduces
Photos of Lobsang Sang Topgyal
June 5, 2003
joe this man is Tibetan but no house, no money, no work. Sometimes
if I have money, I give to him but not day by day. If you can
help to him, thanks. Mail to NAME JENPA CAMP NO. 7 HOUSE NO. 17
P.O TIBETAN COLONY MUNGOD DISTT KARWA KARNATAKA INDIA.
October of 2003, the Tibetan Photo Project received its first
e-mail from Lobsang Sang Topgyal. Lobsang has been documenting
the lives of Tibetans. We are showing some of his photos and have
included some of his e-mail excerpts as we received them-including
language or spelling.
niyma story" By Lobsang Sang Topgyal
"Story about them Monk niyma from Tibet to India by a walk
in 45 days , he come for education and to meet dala lama .india
is better for studies. But for Chinese gov , does allow to our
culture, but that time , he traveled in snowy weather for 15 days
, his cloths were wet and with him their were two friends and
due to bad weather the fell sick. And they were unable to walk.
Then they enter into India military area. When he reached their
his legs were injured due to cold whether , .and he was taken
to hospital by Indian army, and their was no cure , so his legs
were separated from his body. He stayed ion hospital for long
period and did not get good treatment.when he wake up he found
his both legs were missing, he feeled very bad , and he though
why did he come from Tibet Tibet India.due to depression he was
mentally disturb.then he was send to delhi and from their to dhrama
shala by tibet government.then he was send to school and I did
counseling , and studied mental health care for one year in dhrama
shala. And I do counseling to Monk Niyma and he was also helped
my two doctors eva and enolena from Holland. Now kusho nimya is
in dhrama shala osger school and he still a monk. I just no this
much and I will send more information as I recived about him."
photo are collected while i have done the social work in tibet
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"i am geshe lobsang topgyal i am gaden shartse monk.but now
i am in sangli i have dental laborator in sangli.when i was in
gompa i amthinking about tibetan refugee photo porjet but that
time i have no time no moniy.now i have time work with you.now
will think one photo book about tibet in india.what do you think
about me.i am bhon in india 1974 25 12.o k.good bay.geshe lobsang
topgyal sangli maharaster india. "
am in sangli .i will go to tibetan coloniy in mungod for my job,i
will come back to sangli. after i will go to old of tibet refugee
in india but i am oliy one. sangli is near kolapur. near pune.
kolapur to sangli 50 k,m.pune to sangli 350k.m. sorry my english
is not good.----lobsang topgyal. "
joe and sazzy thank for your maill.i like your maill. so whin
i was in 6 year my father send to me monastry in gaden. my techer
is my father friend. that time i am small i feell happy with monk.
that time no school in gaden onliy puja. but too much bom bom
my teachar he is good some times. i have been in dharamsala 3
year work in health depadment .after i come to sangli for my dental
lab. i have two sister therr (3) borther one sis work in hospital
another is busnis with dad in sangli. one bor is t c v teacher
in dharamsala one bor is sara monk, our fam is big. my mom say
also in tibet our familiy ,but i dot no in tibet."
the tibet news mom and dad in 1959 come from tibet to india then
after never been go back to tibet .So we have big family in tibet
all are farmers and their are no education .My motherland is near
sikkim and bhutan. "
photo is i was in ladak tibetan coloney tour and tibetan monk