Career Fest

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The 8 panelist during the Career Fest at TCV School Suja

The 8 panelist during the Career Fest at TCV School Suja

30th October 2015: 2nd Career Fest was held at TCV School Suja on 30th October as a part of Social Day and Career Day. Experts from 8 different professions like Journalism, Software engineering, writer, activist, teacher, Lawyer, Computer Engineering etc. These 8 professions were found to be in great demand among our senior students according to the need based survey done few weeks earlier. The function began in the school hall in the presence of the school Director, Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la.

The entire month of October was dedicated to Social Day and as such different projects were undertaken by different classes and their respective teachers with kind guidance from the Social Science Faculty. A mock interview and resume presentation was done a day in advance exclusively for the class XII students and they were awarded marks by the concerned teachers. So, the winners were given prizes during the function by the Department Head Mr. Choedak Gyatso la.

A brief introduction of the 8 panelists was done by a class XII student followed by 5 minutes talk by the panelists on their own chosen profession. The hall which was filled with students above class VII and teachers listened to the panelists with great interest. The panelists shared their experiences and encourage the students to dream high and start achieving excellence. After that there was Q&A session for half an hour during which students cleared their doubts and got enlightened by the panelists.

After that the school Director presented souvenirs for the 8 panelist. The school captain Master Tamdin la extended his vote of thanks on behalf of the school to all the panelists for coming from various places and encouraging and supporting the students. After the function, the students were divided according to their choice of streams and each group was joined by the concerned expert. There was interactive session between the expert and the students.

This career fest was the second time Mrs. Tenzin Paldon la, career counselor of the school had conducted with the sole aim of creating awareness for our children. As usual she was given support from the senior class teachers and the school heads.

There was also presentation of different career chosen by the students on the basketball ground. Each profession had their own booth and the students explain about their profession. The booths were beautifully adorned with charts and models. Some of the students were also found in their own professional costumes and uniforms. The senior classes had spent lots of time and hard work in putting up all those presentations. All the classes visited the booth turn by turn. So many students were inspired and learned a lot about their future career.

In the evening, a career quiz was organized by the Department and all the quiz masters and the hosts were students. The students were well equipped in everything and the quiz went very successfully. There were six rounds starting from Colleges and University rounds to Entrance Test rounds. The career and social Day concluded with a happy note and everybody had something to learn from this eventful day. The school thanked all the Social Department members headed by the chairperson and the school Career Counselor Mrs. Tenzin Paldon la for their systematic and well chalked out plan.

20th Inter House Athletic Meet

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20th Inter House Athletic Meet 2015 Opening March Pass

20th Inter House Athletic Meet 2015 Opening March Pass

21st October 2015: TCV Suja observed its 20th Inter House Athletic Meet on 21st October after proper preparation and planning from all those involved. Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la, Director of Upper TCV Dharamsala was the chief guest along with dignitaries from nearby Tibetan settlements, Directors and Principals from nearby Tibetan schools. There were many parents from nearby Tibetan settlements.

The day began with the March pass by the students into the arena which was beautifully adorned with meet flags, house flags, victory stand and the center decoration. The march pass was led by the students carrying the Tibetan and Indian national flag. The two announcers introduced the groups one by one in both Tibetan and English language. There were drum presentation by the school band which was followed by the group song by the whole students of junior section.

House wise march pass with the school band

House wise march pass with the school band

The school Director, Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la gave a welcome and opening speech. The school captain took the oath. The chief guest the declared the meet open by hoisting the meet flag in the center of the arena. Around 38 events including both track and field events were played till afternoon. There was a tough competition going on among the four houses. The spectators gave their support to their respective houses. Despite the large number of events going on there was not a single incident of dispute. Such was the work of preparation and precision from both the PET and the concerned officials on the ground.

The afternoon event began at 2 pm and it was all relay races. The final event of the day was the Invitational Relay in which different teams participated. There were student representatives from nearby TCV Schools. All the afternoon events were coming in quick succession with lots of cheer from the spectators.

The school band display drum presentation

The school band display drum presentation

The chief Guest finally gave away the prizes to the winners. This year the overall champion’s trophy was taken by Songtsen House followed by Trisong House. Finally, the chief guest declared the meet close and the meet flag was taken down. The school Principal gave a final vote of thanks.

Inter House Athletic meet is one of the  major events which carries huge mark in TCV School Suja. There is a participation of large number of students and it create a platform for the students to show their talent, stamina, skill, leadership, team building, cooperation etc. Both the house master as well as the students spend enough time doing the training. PET and the Games Committee chairperson undertake this event from various angles especially providing necessary resources and man power.

Riglam Congregation Concludes successfully

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17th October 2015: The weeklong Riglam congregation of North zone Tibetan schools concluded successfully today at TCV School Suja. Mr. Tsering Samdup la, the Education Officer of the Department of Education, CTA was the chief guest. Earlier His Eminence Karma pa Ogyen Thrinley Dorjee was invited but he could not make his presence due to some unavoidable circumstances. Present during the concluding ceremony were the representative officers from the nearby Tibetan settlements, dignitaries from local assembly and monasteries and school Principals and Directors from nearby schools.

The function began with welcome and introductory speech from the school Director, Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la who spoke in length about the progress of dialectics in various Tibetan schools. Speaking on the occasion, he requested all the teachers to learn this art of debating themselves so that through them larger number of students could be reached. He concluded his speech with the hope of seeing more students and students incorporating this art in their learning. His speech was followed by the dialectic session from few of the schools on various topics. The students debated well and received a big round of applause from the audience.

After the Riglam session, all Riglam teachers from various schools received scarves and souvenirs from the chief guest on behalf of the host school. Along with them, all the 120 students who had participated in this congregation were given scarves and certificates. Soon after that, Mr. Tsering Samdup la, the chief guest spoke in detail about the when, how and why of such Dialectic congregation. He was the one who had been one of the pioneering members in creating and starting such awareness among the Tibetan schools. His talk was well appreciated by the audience for his art of speaking. During his talk, he extended his vote of thanks to all the Riglam teachers for their effort in bringing the level of Riglam to this commendable level.

Rev. Yeshi Tashi la finally gave a word of thanks starting from the Riglam teachers, participants, school administration and all those who had made this congregation successful especially he thanked the hostel wardens for the hospitality extended for the student guests. In the evening a special drama on the life of late Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was presented especially for the students and Riglam teachers from other schools. The drama was very emotional and made many weep especially when the actors presented how the Chinese ill treated Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. Action speaks louder than words. Through their drama the life and struggle of Tulku was vividly depicted. Finally the school Principal, Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin thanked the students for their wonderful performance.

North Zone Tibetan Schools’ Riglam Congregation

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Mr. Sonam Sichoe la, the Education Director of TCV School lighting the butter lamp with Rev. Yeshi Tashi la, the Dialectic teacher

Mr. Sonam Sichoe la, the Education Director of TCV School lighting the butter lamp with Rev. Yeshi Tashi la, the Dialectic teacher

12th October 2015: A weeklong Riglam congregation is underway at TCV School Suja. Around 109 students from five different schools,; namely Upper, Lower, Gopalpur, Chauntra TCV School and STS Chauntra reached the host school with their respective Riglam teachers on 11th October. Upon reaching, the host school had left no stone unturned in receiving and accommodating them properly.

The main function was held on the open stage which was adorned with the murals of great Nalanda scholars surrounding the large photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Mr. Sonam Sichoe la, the former Director and presently Education Director of TCV schools was the chief guest. Rev. Yeshi Tashi la, the Dialectic teacher and the main program co-coordinator gave an introductory speech. He gave detailed information about the background of this congregation and how His Holiness had taken keen interest in starting such Riglam in schools.

Rev. Yeshi Tashi la, TCV Suja Riglam teacher welcoming and giving an inaugural speech ( Photo: Gen Monlam la)

Rev. Yeshi Tashi la, TCV Suja Riglam teacher welcoming and giving an inaugural speech ( Photo: Gen Monlam la)

After that, there were Riglam representations from few schools. The students debated on various subjects like Science, Math and Tibetan Grammar.

The chief guest spoke during the function. He gave a final conclusion on the Riglam session, with special focus on Riglam and Mathematics. He concluded his speech by requesting everyone to incorporate this ancient tradition of debating in various subjects.

After the function, the guests were escorted to the school conference room where the exhibitions of Tibet Our Country were kept.

During their weeklong stay, they will be debating among themselves in the morning as well as in the evening. There was Riglam presentation everyday during the morning assembly by various schools.

Around 120 students including TCV Suja Riglam students gather in the hall and exchange their knowledge on various subjects using this art of reasoning. A beautiful environment of Riglam was created in the school and more and more students and teachers showed their interest in this ancient art of reasoning. This is one of the main objectives of having such congregations in schools.

The students from the 5 different schools would be returning on 17th after completing this weeklong training and congregation. Earlier, the Department of Education, CTA had organized similar meeting at Upper TCV School, Dharamsala.

Tibetan Sing a Song Nite

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10th October 2015: As a part of Gayton Celebration, TCV Suja Junior Tibetan Sing a Song Nite was held in the junior school Hall at 7 pm. Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin la, the school Principal was the chief guest for the nite along with the school staff and students. One of the class VI students was the main host and she welcomed everyone by unveiling the beautifully decorated hall. She then called upon the three judges. After that, she called upon the classes one by one. The contest was divided into two; class III and IV on one side and class V and VI on the other side.

All the classes had practiced very well and as such each class was better than the other. The judges had a tough time choosing the winner. There were around 13 classes participating in this contest. They had spent considerable time preparing for this contest with the help of school Music and Dance teacher, Mrs. Pema Choekyi la. There were also parents and local guardian of the students from the nearby Tibetan colony.

Finally, the results were declared and the winners were presented prizes by the school Principal. The school Principal spoke highly of the students’ performance. He also thanked the teacher for producing such great musicians and requested not only the teacher but parents to hone their skills in instrument.

Song and dance has become an integral part of school curriculum in TCV School. Children have their weekly music class during which they play musical instrument and sing songs. The school music and dance teacher take their music class and arranges annual sing a song nite.

English Poetry Contest

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7th October 2015: Class III and IV English Poetry Recitation was held in the Junior hall at 7 pm. The contest was arranged by the English Department of Junior Section. The program was attended by the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la as the chief guest and other attendees included parents and local guardian of the students, the staff members and the students of Junior section. There were 7 classes who presented their beautiful poems by variouspopular poets.

The whole program was host by two students under the guidance of their English teachers. The announcers welcomed all and beautifully explained the meaning of poetry. They called upon the judges. After that, the classes were called upon one by one starting from lowest class. Both the teachers had spent lots of time and labour in learning the poem and presenting it. The teachers had also given a wonderful finishing touch to the poems by arranging costumes and props etc.

During the program, the members on the floor judiciously grabbed the opportunity and presented their poems and views when the time was given for the audience. Finally, the results were declared. The school Director was called upon to do the honour in distributing the prizes to the winners. The prizes were accompanied by big round of applause from the audience comprising of both the staff and students.

Tibet Our Country Day


Tashi Phuntsok la, the Information Secretary of DIIR, CTA flanked by school Director, Principal and Tibetan Department (DIIR)

5th October 2015: TCV School Suja celebrated 5th October as Tibet Our Country Day, a month long program where both the teachers and the students spend entire month researching on one particular topic related to Tibet and then present to the school in the form of charts, models, visual and audio presentation and plays. Mr. Tashi Phuntsok la, the Secretary of Information from the Department of Information and International Relations, CTA was the chief guest along with Tibet Museum, CTA.

Students of Class X A singing a song dedicated to His Holiness’ Gayton (DIIR)

The function was all arranged by the students themselves under the kind guidance of all the Tibetans teachers. The day began with the installation of His Holiness’ photo on the altar with ceremonial chants. After that a minutes’ prayer service in honour of our martyrs. After that a brief life history of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama was shared by one of the senior students. There were few songs, presentations and repartee from both the Junior and Senior sections. Whatever the students presented was all great and done with great sincerity and the whole audience had a great learning environment under a large makeshift tent.


Students enjoying the exhibition put up by DIIR Tibet Museum in the school hall (DIIR)

The chief guest Mr. Tashi Phuntsok la spoke during the function. He specially reminded the students the three commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; promotion of human values, promotion of religious harmony and preservation of Tibet’s Buddhist culture by giving vivid examples. During the function, the winners of the class-wise magazines and models called upon and given prizes by the chief guest. Both the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la and the Principal Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin spoke. The Director gave background information on how, when and why this idea of Tibet Our Country materialized. He also disclosed the name of the person who pioneered this idea, Mr. Tsewang Mingyur Samkhar, a former teacher, Headmaster and a Principal at TCV School. He concluded his talk by requesting the students to feel the gratitude of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Students watching a documentary shown by DIIR Tibet Museum in the school hall (DIIR)

After the function, the chief guest was escorted by the school Director and Principal to the conference room where exhibition was displayed. The chief guest inaugurated the exhibition and interacted with the students about their models and presentations. The chief guest had a tradition Tibetan dish with rest of the staff members in the staff common mess. After the lunch, he was escorted to the school hall to see the exhibition put up by the Tibet Museum of DIIR on the biography of His Holiness the XIth Dalai Lama.

Information Secretary of the DIIR CTA inaugurating the Tibet Our Country Exhibition (DIIR)

In the evening, the students of class IX presented their Tibetan Play titled “Sangchoe Meyna Rho Dang Dra” meaning Man without Morality is like a corpse. The hour long play was well prepared and really hit the bull’s eye in sending the message. Some of the characters played parts really well. The school Principal finally concluded and summed up the great day with big round of applause for all those who are directly or indirectly involved in making this year’s Tibet Our Country Day a memorable one.

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