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The Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration in coordination with the Tibetan Settlement Office, Chauntra, organized a four-day workshop on Middle Way Approach at our school.

The participants were students and teachers of TCV Suja,TCV Chauntra, Sambhota Tibetan School Chauntra, Staff of Bir Health Center, Welfare officers  and the staff of Settlement Office of BTS and Chauntra respectively.

Staff from the DIIR facilitated the workshop which is specifically designed to engage people at grass roots level in understanding the Middle Way Approach.

Mr Sonam Norbu Dagpo, Secretary for International Relations, DIIR, spoke to the participants on the nature, evolution and achievements of the Middle Way Approach. He spoke on the Central Tibetan Administration’s firm commitment to continue dialogue with the Chinese leadership to seek genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people. He also answered questions from the participants.

The workshop was held from 6th to 9th October as part of the Central Tibetan Administration’s International Middle Way Approach Awareness campaign launched in June this year.


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4th oct,2014 is celebrated as ‘Teacher Professional Development Day’ at our school. Education Kalon Ngodup Tsering-la graced the occasion as the chief guest. The highlights are –

* Sharing by primary Math team on lesson study.

* Book review by the English team on Divasvapna & tibetan team on a topic “དུས་རབས་ཀྱི་རྔ་སྒྲ”

* launch of reading comprehension booklet by Tibetan Dept.

* Inauguration of Teachers’ Reading Centre.

* Reflection on Teachers Professional Development Program by a teacher.

More than 100 teachers & educators took part in it. The chief Guest Mr. Ngodup Tsering was highly impressed by the teacher’s presentations and the school thanked everyone involved for their enthusiasm & passion.


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Every year the school observes the GANDHI JAYANTI (2nd Oct) as THANK YOU INDIA DAY. This year too the school had a gathering in the hall at 10 am. The chief guest of the day was Dr. Sunil Kumar, Principal, Government Senior Secondary School, Chauntra. .  Many local dignitaries also graced the occasion.

The school principal welcomed everyone and thanked the Indian government and the Indian people for their unwavering support for the last many years. He particularly thanked the people of Himachal Pradesh for their hospitality, love and support.

Later in the program, the students and the staff performed different songs and dances in Hindi. The guests were served with sweets and tea


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On 24th AND 25TH September 204, the school extended a very warm welcome to His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche on the occasion of TIBET OUR COUNTRY PROJECT DAY. The school band, the junior students and the staff were at the gate to welcome him while the senior students gathered on the basketball ground.


The program of the day started with the Welcome speech by the School Director Mr. Sonam Sichoe la. It was followed by yet another brief and short speech by the head of the Tibetan Department stating on the aims and objectives of observing the Tibet our country day.

The school dance troupe performed a wonderful adapted opera on the life of Milarepa, Tibet’s most famous yogis. Later His Holiness paid a visit to the school junior hall where modals related to Tibet were put on display.


The morning program started with His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa speech to the students. He appreciated the efforts put by the students to prepare modals depicting the lives of Tibetans in all the three regions, its monuments and other important features. He specifically commended on the modals presenting the lives of nomads as the nomadic lives in Tibet are on the verge of extinction today under the brutal policy of the communist regime. Further, he detailed and stressed on the love and compassion by quoting interesting instances and reiterating its importance without which the world cannot really survive.

In the afternoon, he had a brief private audience with the staff members. He spoke very briefly on how vital it is to bring up the students in school by showering love to them as their parents since many students have left their parents far behind the Himalaya in Tibet. So, the staff members must seriously take this account while imparting education in the class and also to make them mentally feel at ease in the hostels and homes.

The staff members were further blessed to have a group photo with Rinpoche. The school feels extremely blessed and expresses its deepest gratitude to Him for making this visit possible.


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Mrs Sonam Dolkar, the education director of TCV schools visited the school on the 16th and 17th of sept, 2014. The main focus of her visit was to supervise the facilities available in the school for the scholastic and co-scholastic programs and how good it is being utilized by the teachers. She expressed satisfaction and lauded the teachers and the administration for making proper and utmost use of the facilities availed.

She had a formal gathering with the teachers on 17th after the school hour. She reiterated on the ban of the corporal punishment as per the circulars received from CBSE. Further, the teachers were reminded thoroughly that there should be any cases of the sexual abuse and verbal abuse by the teachers and also among the students. The staff members are requested to take full responsibility that they should not leave any space for such cases to arise in the school.

She met the students of senior section in two groups separately and talked to them on the importance of education and discipline.


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The much awaited event i.e Inter-Tibetan Schools basket tournament was held in our school from 29th-31st August 2014. The Chief GueDSC_0024st on the occasion was Mr.Pema Chinnjor la  – Minister for Religion & Culture. In his speech he stressed on the importance of co-curricular activities viz. games and sports for the overall development of the child’s character.

The players representing their schools marched on the ground with school flags in tune with the school band. The schools who participated in the tournament were CST Dalhousie, STS Chauntra, TCV Chauntra, TCV Gopalpur,TCV lower and TCV Upper Dharamsala. The tournament was meant for The Tibetan schools located in Himachal Pradesh. The final match was played on Sunday ie on 31st Aug. between TCV Suja and TCV Upper.  UPPER TCV won the tournament with the margin of one point.DSC_0029

The chief guest on the closing ceremony was TCV President Mr.Tsewang Yeshi  la. He spoke on the efforts one must put in developing the basic skill of the game which is much more important than having the winning spirit while playing in the court. He even cited the example of one of the most famous basketball players (Michael Jordan) and the efforts put by him to get excellence in this field.

The coordinatoDSC_0875r, Mr. Kelsang  Dhondup  lauded the school for gearing up with excellent and  wonderful preparation for the tournament. He thanked all the participating schools and their escorts.

During the stay, the players and their escorts were provided with the best facility at school to make them feel at home. Later, they thanked the school for its hospitality. More


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On 23rd morning of August,2014 His Holiness the Sakya Daktri Rinpoche visited the school. A very warm welcCSC_0675ome was extended by the school band and the school dance troupe at the school main gate. After light refreshments at the school guest house, Rinpoche was greeted by the students and the staff gathered on the senior section basketball ground.

In his speech to the students, Rinpoche talked on the importance of getting specialized in modern education by the today’s youth of Tibet while enriching and enlightening oneself with the rich language, culture and tradition of our country Tibet.

To further elaborate on its importance, he said that there is no language in the world today other than the Tibetan language which is quite unique and rich enough to suitably translate the teachings of Lord Buddha. Thus, letting the students know how important it is to learn and preserve our mother tongue, our culture and heritage.DSC_0190

The students were blessed with JAMPHELYANG LUNG (spiritual instruction) to brighten and enhance their cognitive ability. Afterwards, a special prayer (ka-goe) was also offered by Rinpoche to wipe out all the misfortunes from our lives.

At the end of the program, the students and the other local Tibetans were offered sweet rice and tea. The school expressed deep gratitude to Rinpoche for making this auspicious visit possible.

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