Tenzing SangnyiPhoto credit: MHP
Tenzing Sangnyi is 21 years old, and is from Tibet, now residing in Himachal Pradesh. She is 169 cm tall. She likes hiking, yoga, reading, softball, and singing. Tenzing is studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
I will study towards my Master’s degree so that I’ll be qualified enough to teach other people. I wish to start campaigns for primary education and child vaccination. Also I want to stand up for the Tibetan Diaspora, whenever and however I can.
I believe in His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s words: The purpose of our lives is to be happy. And if we make others happy, we will be happy too.
About the Himalayas
The magnificent Himalayas, meaning the House of Snow, are the highest mountains on earth. They stretche from Kashmir to Assam in India. The Himalayas are known to be the abode of gods, goddesses and sages. I myself hail from the well-known district of Kullu, also known as the Valley of the Gods.
Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are the main religions followed in the entire Himalayan region. The great spiritual leader of the Tibetans, H.H. The IVth Dalai Lama, resides in one of the Himalayan towns called Dharamshala.
People here are friendly, religious, and depend on nature. They live in harmony and show compassion and tolerance. The people living in the remote valleys of the region have kept their culture, tradition, and identities alive.
Every valley has its own unique culture and so there are different costumes for various parts of the Himalayas. Each one is beautiful in its own way. In my hometown, Manali, women wear pattu which is accessorized with silver jewelries. As a Tibetan, I love wearing our traditional costume called ‘chhupa’ and take up every opportunity I get to wear it.
Most people here earn their living through agriculture and farming. My beautiful hometown Manali is famous for its apples.
I consider myself fortunate to have been raised in the Himalayan way of life. It has given me great values and life lessons as for countless others.