Jetsun Pema (born 1940)

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Jetsun Pema (Tibetan: རྗེ་བཙུན་པདྨ་; Wylie: rje btsun padma;, born 7 July 1940) is the sister of the 14th Dalai Lama.wikipedia
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Tibetan Children's Villages

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42 years she was the President of the Tibetan Children's Villages (TCV) school system for Tibetan refugee students.
From 1964 until 2006 the TCV has been presided by Jetsun Pema, sister of Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.

Central Tibetan Administration

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In May 1990, the Dalai Lama convened a special Congress of the Tibetan People-In-Exile in Dharamshala to elect the Kalöns (Ministers) of Central Tibetan Administration.
Notable past members of the Cabinet include Gyalo Thondup, the Dalai Lama's eldest brother, who served as Chairman of the Cabinet and as Minister of Security, and Jetsun Pema, the Dalai Lama's younger sister, who served variously as Minister of Health and of Education.

Loreto Convent, Darjeeling

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She went to India in 1950 and studied first at St. Joseph's Convent in Kalimpong and later at Loreto Convent in Darjeeling from where she completed her Senior Cambridge in 1960.

Kashag

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In July 1993, she resigned from the Kashag (Cabinet) and is today the President of the Tibetan Children's Villages.
According to Michael Backman, notable past members of the Cabinet include Gyalo Thondup, the Dalai Lama's eldest brother, who served as Chairman of the Cabinet and as Minister of Security, and Jetsun Pema, the Dalai Lama's younger sister, who served variously as Minister of Health and of Education.

14th Dalai Lama

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Jetsun Pema (Tibetan: རྗེ་བཙུན་པདྨ་; Wylie: rje btsun padma;, born 7 July 1940) is the sister of the 14th Dalai Lama.
His sister, Jetsun Pema, spent most of her adult life on the Tibetan Children's Villages project.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997 film)

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In the 1997 movie Seven Years in Tibet, starring Brad Pitt and David Thewlis, a film based on the book by Heinrich Harrer, Jetsun Pema portrayed her real-life mother in the film as the mother of the young 14th Dalai Lama.

Standard Tibetan

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Jetsun Pema (Tibetan: རྗེ་བཙུན་པདྨ་; Wylie: rje btsun padma;, born 7 July 1940) is the sister of the 14th Dalai Lama.

Wylie transliteration

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Jetsun Pema (Tibetan: རྗེ་བཙུན་པདྨ་; Wylie: rje btsun padma;, born 7 July 1940) is the sister of the 14th Dalai Lama.

Lhasa

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Jetsun Pema was born in Lhasa, on 7 July 1940.

India

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She went to India in 1950 and studied first at St. Joseph's Convent in Kalimpong and later at Loreto Convent in Darjeeling from where she completed her Senior Cambridge in 1960.

Kalimpong

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She went to India in 1950 and studied first at St. Joseph's Convent in Kalimpong and later at Loreto Convent in Darjeeling from where she completed her Senior Cambridge in 1960.

Darjeeling

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She went to India in 1950 and studied first at St. Joseph's Convent in Kalimpong and later at Loreto Convent in Darjeeling from where she completed her Senior Cambridge in 1960.

Senior Cambridge

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She went to India in 1950 and studied first at St. Joseph's Convent in Kalimpong and later at Loreto Convent in Darjeeling from where she completed her Senior Cambridge in 1960.

Switzerland

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In 1961, she went to Switzerland and then to England to do further studies.

England

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In 1961, she went to Switzerland and then to England to do further studies.

Tibetan Youth Congress

In 1970, at the first General Body Meeting of the Tibetan Youth Congress, Jetsun Pema was elected as its Vice President, and at the 1984 first General Body Meeting of the Tibetan Women's Association, she was elected as an Adviser.

Tibetan Women's Association

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In 1970, at the first General Body Meeting of the Tibetan Youth Congress, Jetsun Pema was elected as its Vice President, and at the 1984 first General Body Meeting of the Tibetan Women's Association, she was elected as an Adviser.

New Delhi

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Jetsun Pema is also the Governing Body member of the Tibet House in New Delhi and the His Holiness the Dalai Lama Charitable Trust.

Dharamshala

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In May 1990, the Dalai Lama convened a special Congress of the Tibetan People-In-Exile in Dharamshala to elect the Kalöns (Ministers) of Central Tibetan Administration.

Nari Shakti Puraskar

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2018: Nari Shakti Puraskar-2017 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India for outstanding contribution to women empowerment.

University of San Francisco

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2012: Honorary Doctorate, School of Education and School of Nursing & Health Profession, University of San Francisco USA

Maria Montessori

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2000: Maria Montessori Award, L’Amministrazione Comunale, Chiaravalle, Italy

UNESCO

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1999: Medal of UNESCO in acknowledgement of selfless support and dedication to the cause of needy children

Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration

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In 1991, she was again elected by the Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies (Tibetan Parliament) as one of the Ministers and was allocated the portfolio of Minister-In-Charge of the Department of Tibetan Education.

Autobiography

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She wrote an autobiography in 1997, called Tibet: My Story.