TCV School Suja observes SOS Day-23\6\2017

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SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest charity working for bereaved and deserted children. It works towards growing a child into a healthy family. It provides not just home to these abandoned children, but also a family, parent and siblings. It strives to bloom these children into a full grown flower who will later carry forward their vision of loving and helping others. Sticking to its motto “Others before Self”, SOS children villages celebrated its 68th founding anniversary on 23/6/2017.

 

As usual TCV Suja too celebrated SOS Day. With great reverence to the man who founded this remarkable organization, SOS TCV Suja marked this day by holding an official function in the school hall and thereafter witnessed the finals of three week long Gmeiner Memorial Soccer Tournament. The official function started at 7.45 am in the school auditorium. All the staff and students gathered on time. The function was presided by Mr. Tsering Ngodup la, assistant Headmaster to Junior section. The occasion started by offering butter lamp to the portrait of Dr. Hermann Gmeiner by Geshe Thupten Jamyang la ( Lighting of butter lamp has great religious significance.) and whole gathering offered prayers of Manjushri (lord of wisdom-one who enhances wisdom). Then, tibetan teacher Mr. Rigzin Choedhen la spoke about the day. He gave a very vivid account of life history of Dr Herman Gmeiner and founding of SOS children villages. He requested all the children to draw inspiration of his vision and work. Further, he requested students to remember His Holiness the Dalai Lama too and his sacrifices for the cause of Tibet and Tibetans. Reminding the gathering about messages and expectations of Dalai Lama, he concluded his speech with great impact.

Then, prizes were distributed to students who excelled in painting competition held few days ago. Setting the theme of the painting as Gratitude, three different levels of competition was held among students of junior section. Prizes were given away by school Director Mr. Namdol Tashi la. He also spoke to the gathering about the day. Reiterating the points already mentioned by the former speaker, he enthralled the audiences with his great oratory style and talked about all the topics that is very important for the future generations. He encouraged the students to become self-reliant, start charitable attempts in society, follow the vision of great peoples like Dr. Gemiener, His holiness the Dalai Lama and many more and lastly to remember the gratitude of a Mother, a best gift any child can ever have. He was greeted by huge round of applause for his wonderful talk and the function thus concluded.

After the function, the much awaited finals of Gemeiner Memorial S20170624_180610 (1).jpgoccer tournament was played. Organized by students of class X and especially by Master Tenzin Khechok under the guidance of Physical Education Instructor Mr. Namgyal Tenzin la, the girls and boys final kicked off with great enthusiasm and excitement. A very exciting and energizing game was played. Finally, class XII boys and girls team came out as winner. School Director gave away the prizes to all the finalists and the winners. The organizer of the tournament has also come out with a publication of a small book comprising of writings of students expressing thankfulness and gratitude to all those people who make a difference in lives of children in general and Tibetan children in specific. A very simple and beautiful compilation of writings in Tibetan and English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sing a Song Day-In memory of Hermann Gmeiner

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Every year, sing a song nite is performed by students of primary section on this day to commemorate the birth anniversary of late Dr. Hermann Gemiener, founder of SOS children’s villages. This musical event is dedicated to his great work that started post WWII and that spread all over globe. Following his vision, Tibetan Children’s Village remembers his greatness and gratitude. TCV works towards imbibing his values and visions in their children.

11Children from Kindergarten to level 2 participated in this musical tribute. Dressed up in colourful costumes, these children presented various Tibetan and English songs. Each class presented atleast two different numbers. The innocence and the liveliness of the children was worth watching. They sang and acted beautifully on the stage. After the performance, the school Director presented each class with edibles and gifts. He then, narrated the life story of Dr. Hermann Gemeiner to the students. In his charismatic eloquent style, he captivated the children with his brief yet very convincing narration of the life story of this great man. Every children in the hall expressed their appreciation of this great man with big round of applause after the narration by the Director.

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Reading of holy Buddhist scriptures (Kagyur and Tengyur) 21-22 June

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As customary in the month of Saka Dawa, TCV suja carried out two days reading of Holy Buddhist Scriptures in the school before the holy month of Saka Dawa ends. The whole school participated in this auspicious program.  The reading was carried out in classrooms under the guidance of their class teachers. Refreshment were served in between breaks.
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22224444Tibetans observe month of Saka Dawa, the most sacred month in the Buddhist calendar that celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Lord Buddha. It is believed that any virtue performed during this month bore merits in multiple. Buddhists all  over the world engage in extra meritorious actions during this month.

International Yoga Day -21 June 2017

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United Nations General Assembly has declared 21st of June as an International Yoga Day in 2014.  And as the whole world observes it for the third time, TCV School, Suja too signified the day by observing it especially among the junior students. The students gathered in the school hall for the morning assembly. Two senior students namely Ms. Pema Khando of class XII and Ms. Tashi Lhazom of class XI took the assembly and acquainted the gathering about the importance of the day and taught them some basic yoga exercises that everybody should practice in their day to day life. Overflowing with excitement and liveliness, the students keenly followed the instructions and postures of the two mentors. The two student tutors taught the children 10 basic yoga poses and exercises.

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35Yoga is considered an integral part of physical education. It not just brings in significant changes in the physical well-being of a student but also helps them maintain calm mental state through meditation.

Academic Excellence Award Ceremony -17/6/2017

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20170617_121348TCV Suja yet again soared high among all other Tibetan schools in exile with its excellent academic performance in class XII and X board exam 2017. It has continuously maintained its position at top since the school started class XII three years ago. 111 students from class XII sat for the AISSCE board exam and all of them cleared the test with 100% pass result.

The function started at 11 a.m. in the school auditorium. The program commenced by offering prayers to Manjushree, the lord of wisdom and His holiness the Dalai Lama. School principal then gave the introductory speech. He welcomed everyone and expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the passed out students of class X and XII for bringing out such outstanding result and name to the school. He also congratulated all the concerned subject teachers in specific and whole staff in general for providing the love, dedication and right environment for the students. Ceremonial scarves were offered to all the related teachers and staff and all the passed out students who came to the award ceremony. Ms. Rinchen Kyi delivered her speech. She is one of the two students who scored marks above 90. She started her speech by putting a question to the audiences. She asked them if anyone of them has made a decision (whether important or trivial) in their life on their own. Nobody from the floor raised their hands. She supposed the negative response as lack of self-confidence in oneself. She then highlighted the importance of trust and confidence in oneself. In her casual informal dialogue, she captivated the audiences by sharing her experience as a student and her strategies to perform well academically. She revealed that self-discipline is the root of all successes. She further opined the students have confidence and trust in themselves.

Then, the chief guest Mr. Choeying Dhondup la, general secretary TCV gave his speech for the day. He congratulated the whole school for such wonderful accomplishment and expressed his deep appreciation to every single person directly or indirectly involved in educating our student. He also emphasized the importance of moral values. He held it highest and requested everyone to become a good human being first.

Lastly, school director gave the speech for the day. Like all former speakers, he expressed his appreciation and thankfulness to all concerned people. He also emphasized on the importance of virtue and moral values.

A grand lunch awaited for all staff and passed out students in school conference hall.

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