Our school celebrated the 31st founding anniversary today. We are happy and proud to add yet another year to our timeline. Congratulations to all the Sujian on its 31st anniversary. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the Sujian; from our founders, the directors, the principals, the teaching faculties, foster parents and all our staff who have built and served this school in their various capacities throughout the years. We are also very thankful and indebted to our long time sponsors and supporters without whom we wouldn’t have reached this far. Thank you all and congratulations to everyone.
This year the occasion was graced by the presence of chief guest Mr. Thupten Dorji la, T.C.V. Village Director and other guests that include our Education Director Mr. Sonam Sichoe la, Principals from nearby TCV schools and notables from Bir and Chauntra Tibetan Settlements. The best thing about today was the homecoming of our alumnus from the batch of 2007. Ten ex. students from this batch revisited our school at this special occasion. The function started with long life prayer for His Holiness and introductory speech by our school Director Mr. Choeying Dhondup la. He welcomed everyone present there and gave us a brief report of school from its founding days till present. Then, one of the representative from our homecoming students Master Thinley Gyatso, Ph.D candidate from JNU Delhi, gave a very inspiring and interesting accounts of his life in Suja then and impact it has in his life now. He recounted his days in the school and expressed his indebtedness towards his teachers and school staff in shaping his life. He also gave a brief report of his batch students who are all successfully faring in life in different fields. The chief guest then felicitated each of these students with a souvenir and traditional scarves. The ex. Students then distributed leaflet among the staff that carries messages from various students from their batch for the school and staff.
The program continued with varieties of cultural programs. Starting with new music numbers from Phunde band to traditional Tibetan and Indian cultural show, everyone had a wonderful time. The function finally concluded with a profound speech from our chief guest.
After lunch, a special interaction cum debate session was held in school’s hall with our ex. students and the present senior students of the school. The main topic for the panel discussion was “Modern Education and its future prospect.” But the discussion extended beyond the topic and the students started sharing their own experiences throughout school life and outside school. It was a very wonderful interaction.
A special dinner was hosted for the homecoming students with the members of managing committee of the school.
Next day, another panel discussion was organized between the ex. students and our present senior students. It was mainly sharing of ideas and thoughts between them. At noon, a friendly basketball match was hosted between the ex. students and the teachers. They relived their school days and had a wonderful get together. A special lunch was planned for all the staff by our former students as their gesture of gratitude and appreciation. We all met in the school’s conference hall for the lunch. The lunch party concluded with a photo session with all the staff and the ex. students.