25th March, School Founding Anniversary.

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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.

18th March, Spring fete

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March signifies beginning of spring here. As students are back to school from their two months’ winter holiday, the first main activity of the school is its annual spring fete. School’s Spring fete Day came out exactly the way we all expected. It was sunny and full of activity. The sun shone so bright and the mountains high above looked so majestic with snow sitting on its peak like a crown. Though the air was cold yet the hustle and bustle on the ground made it so enjoyable. Every class put up their stalls and students were shouting their lungs out calling people to play at their stall. The four houses put their food stalls in four corners of the ground. Aroma of their delicacies filled the air tempting all to visit their stalls. We had many visitors from outside. Few many of our ex. students were also seen at the fete. They relished each moment and felt like as they were back into their school life. Parents were also seen strolling around the fete with their children.

Orientation and School Reopening Day: 6th and 7th March

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The Principal taking his first session with the teaching staff in the school hall on Orientation Day

6th March 2017: The school Administration conducted one day orientation for all the staff members on 6th March in Phuntsok Deshe hall after two long winter vacation. All the staff members gathered on time looking fully reenergized and motivated. There were verbal and non verbal greetings and wishes for one another. Mr. Tenzin Dorjee la, the senior headmaster welcomed all the staff for the 2017 academic year. The function began with the Manjushree prayer led by Ven. Tseten Wangchuk la.

The school reopening function in the hall with the school Director, Principal and staff members on the stage

In the morning session, the school Principal Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin spoke for little more than an hour on this year’s Academic programs and Action Plans. He also briefly announced some of the major resolutions passed during the MDC and EDC meetings. He laid emphasis on the Teacher’s professional Development, which would focus mainly on Lesson Study this year in all TCV Schools. He shared some of the suggestions put up by teachers in their annual report. He positively took those suggestions as a stepping stone for improving the school, which was the ultimate goal of all present there. After that, light refreshment was arranged. Department meeting and discussion soon followed right after the refreshment. The teachers were busy discussing and planning their respective programs and activities.

In the afternoon, the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la shared some of the resolutions and changes taken place during the MDC meeting. He also shared his happiness on having an audience with His Holiness during the MDC meeting and conveyed the message of His Holiness, who reiterated the importance of Dialectic and Tibetan Language. He also relayed the message of the both the past and present TCV President, who equivocally reminded all the staff member of TCV to lay emphasis on excellent education and to nurture good Tibetan citizen. The Director also requested all the staff members to put more effort in quality education and work collaboratively before it is too late. The school Principal thanked and congratulated him on his new promotion as the general Secretary of all TCV schools.

The students and parents attending the school reopening function in the hall

The school reopening ceremony was held in Phuntsok Deshe hall on 7th March. The function was attended by the school Director, the Principal, the staff members, the students and a handful of students’ parents and guardians. The function began with the offering of prayer to Manjushree, the Goddess of wisdom. The school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la extended his warm welcome to all who have gathered especially the parents who had made their presence on one of the most important program of the school. He spoke about the role of parents and the students as they are the two most important sides of a triangle along with the teachers. He reminded and requested the parents to give support and help their children in over development. He boldly shared his disappointment over the absence of some of the children’s parents. For the students, he requested them to learn all the good things by explaining the meaning of the Tibetan word “LobDra” and “Thoe Sam Gom”. He also spoke about the school discipline, particularly the self discipline.

After that there was prize distribution and recognition of staff members who had discharge extra responsibilities. The school Director gave away the prizes and offered thank you scarves for the staff members who had extra responsibility.

The school Principal opened his speech by reminding the students that they had all come willingly to the school and nobody had forced them to be in the school. As such, he requested the students to divert their attention now to education. He also reminded the students’ their long winter holiday homework which he hoped everyone had willingly done. He also shared some of the changes taken place in class IX and class X examination and requested everyone to work harder to cope with the new changes.

The school reopening function concluded successfully. Everyone seemed excited to see their new classroom, classmates and teachers. Happy New Academic Session and Good Wishes!

Readers of Dalai Lama (RDL)

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untitled6th December 2016: A grand function was held on the basketball ground right after the first period to mark the concluding ceremony of RDL (Readers of Dalai Lama) for the year 2016 academic year. RDL is a voluntary group of both teachers and students who had been reading and discussing on the books of His Holiness the Dalai Lama during their free time. Since its inception, two more schools namely TCV Chauntra led by Mr. Passang Tsering la and ITI Selakui led by Mr. Lhakpa Dhoundup la have started this RDL in their respective schools. Mr. Sonam Sichoe la, the Education Director of TCV Schools was invited as the chief guest along with Mr. Passang Tsering la, Principal imgp5829TCV Chauntra and three representatives from Mr. Lhakpa Dhoundup la, the Director of ITI Selakui, Dehradun. The function was attended by the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la, the School Principal Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin la, the teachers and students of Junior and senior section.

The function began with the lifelong prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama led by school Religious teacher. Mr. Ngawang Tseten la, the man behind this successful RDL project gave an introductory and welcome speech. He spoke in length about the first, middle and final stage of this imgp5870project. Likewise the school Director and the Principal addressed the gathering one after another and spoke highly of this project and thank everyone who were involved directly or indirectly. They both requested the present members to go further incessantly and hoped others to be a part of this noble initiative in the coming academic year and make this entire school Readers of Dalai Lama.

A representative from the students’ RDL group, master Thutop la, former school Captain shared his feeling and experience of being a part of this RDL. Most of the teachers and students had a very good imgp5966self-improvement and new learning experience apart from understanding the three basic principles of our beloved leader. After that, the souvenirs and T-Shirts of RDL were given to the chief guest and other invited guests including school Director and Principal. Mr. Ngawang Tseten la also gave His Holiness’ book each to all the teachers who had given him helping hand. RDL souvenirs were also given to the 8 students’ leader who had been working tirelessly in making this RDL reach its aims and objectives.

Finally, Mr. Sonam Sichoe la addressed the gathering. He began by 15267952_10207803612749185_716668557685525747_nthanking both the teachers and students of class V for their outstanding result in the recent class V common exam held among 52 Tibetan schools. Speaking about RDL, he thanked TCV School Suja with special mention of Gen Ngawang Tseten la for coming up with special project worth replicated in other TCV Schools. More importantly, he was impressed by the fact that this project had not been disrupting the school hours and programs. He requested everyone to carry forward this noble project. He also spoke about the importance of studying His photoHoliness’ three principles especially among the young ones.

The function concluded with a lifelong prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and wishing for a successful accomplishment of His Holiness’ wishes. The Education Director offered scarf to Mr. Ngawang Tseten la for his outstanding work in creating this awareness about His Holiness’ book in the school. He read out the names of the sponsors of this RDL and thanked them on behalf of the group for the RDL full T-shirts, the RDL Stickers, the weekly refreshments, the colourful flex banners etc.


3rd Career Awareness Program

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15078566_1525576687469380_9191254658362909559_n21st November 2016: The 3rd Career Awareness Program was organized at TCV School Suja by Mrs. Tenzin Paldon la, the career counselor. A group of 5 professionals were invited to speak to the students. They were Mr. Naga Sangay Tendar la, translator at LTWA, Mr. Kunchok Gyaltsen la, Lecturer at Sarah, Dr. Tseyang la, resident doctor at Bir, Mr. Tenzin Namgyal la, legal advisor of CTA and Mr. Tenzin Kalden la, a film maker. The program was attended by the schol Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la, teachers and the students above class VIII.

The program began with the welcome and introductory speech from Choesang Lhamo, a class XII student. After that master Sonam 15202554_1525577184135997_7342191136305136506_nPhuntsok another class XII student gave a brief introduction of the 5 guest speakers. This was followed by the experts sharing their expertise on their specialized fields for 5 minutes. The panelists spoke so nicely and gave a very clear picture about their professions. The also share some of their experiences and the most importantly the scope for future. The whole audience listened to the experts with lots of interest and expectation.

Master Tsemchok Dorjee, another class XII students opened the question answer session. He requested the students to ask their questions clearly. Soon, there were battery of questions and doubts shot 15181532_1525577050802677_8797852068826811013_nby the students on the floor. The experts lovingly took the questions and gave satisfactory answers in a very candid manner. After the short Q&A session, the panelists were taken for short refreshment. Before that, they were presented scarf and souvenir as a token of love and gratitude from the school.

After the short recess, the senior students were divided among the 5 professionals according to their choice and interest. The five panelists were allotted different locations and interacted with the students for the next hour. The students utilized this session very profitably and the professionals were very much elated to clear the student’s doubts and 15179002_1525577194135996_7510766829911642317_nqueries. They finally dispersed for lunch.

Mrs. Tenzin Paldon la organizes such career Awareness Day every year so that the senior students can get in touch with the real professionals who are already making their contributions in the society. The program is very much liked and appreciated by the students and it helps the students very much. Last year there were another 5 professionals selected according to the taste and interest of the senior students. Next year, there will be another group of experts who will be sharing their expertise.

Youth Outreach Program from TSP

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Mr. Kunsang Dorjee la talking to the students. Sitting beside him is Mr. Kalden la ( Photo: Gen Monlam la)

16th November 2016: Mr. Kunsang Dorjee la and Mr. Kalden la, executive members of TSP (Tibetan Scholarship Program) visited TCV School Suja and gave talk to the students of class XI and XII in Phuntsok Deshe hall during the last two periods. The duo has been touring and speaking to the students of class XI and XII and college students as a part of their Youth Outreach Program by Tibetan Scholarship Program Alumni Association funded by The Tibet Fund. The main objective of this program is to share their experience and guide the youngsters about this prestigious Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships abroad and give mentor to those interested aspirants.


The senior students listening attentively in the school hall (Photo: Gen Monlam la)

The school Hadmaster Mr. Tenzin Dorjee la gave an introductory and welcome speech to around little more than 300 senior students including their teachers. After the introduction, Mr. Kunsang Dorjee la, a marketing Professional gave a bird’s eye view of the life and prospect of studying abroad especially in American Universities. He enlivened his presentation by using vivid pictures of his stay in the States.

After that, Mr. Kalden la, a Film making background gave talk with an informal introduction about him. He basically spoke on how to get there (Abroad) and the preliminary processes one has to go. He also spoke briefly about the recently unveiled TSP website http://www.tspalumni.org/ and the facilities it provides for the young aspirants.


The two resource persons for the Youth Outreach Program initiated by TSP Alumni Association in collaboration with the Tibet Fund

Both of them gave a very brief and candid talk keeping in mind the tight school schedule. Everybody in the hall including the teachers gave a big round of applause for their inspirational and informative talk. After that there was half an hour Q&A session which was profitably grabbed by the inquisitive students. Finally, the school Headmaster offered scarves as a token of our love and gratitude for the two young resource persons through school Career Counselor Mrs. Tenzin Paldon la, an TSP Alumni herself.

Chill Dren’s Day

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Nima la unveiling his new book with the school Director ( Photo: Gen Lhakyi la)

14th November 2016: In the wake of all the fuss going on with the Government’s Demonetization, TCV School Suja celebrated Children’s Day successfully. The function and the whole day program was conducted by the school Students’ Advisory Committee. The guest of honour was Dr. Tseyang la, TCV Suja Alumni and presently the resident Doctor at Tibetan Traditional Medical Centre, Bir. The school captains and prefects were the main guest for the occasion.


Dr. Tseyang la presenting the souvenirs ( Photo: Gen Lhakyi la)

Mr. Tenzin Choekyab la, the chairperson of the SAC ( Students’ Advisory Committee) gave an opening and welcome speech. He wished everybody a Happy Children’s Day on behalf of all the staff members of the school. Mr. Ackloe la, the Secretary of SAC gave a brief introduction of the day. After that there was book inauguration by master Nyima of class IX, which was done by the school Director Gen Choeying Dhoundup la. The school captains and prefects and students’ volunteers were given scarves and souvenir by the Students’ Advisory Committee for their undaunting service for the school.


Phuntsok Deshe Band presenting their songs (Photo: Gen Lhakyi la)

After that refreshment was served for the students and the guest which was followed by nearly one and half hour program by school Phuntsok Deshe band. They presented some of their sweet and foot tapping numbers and the whole crowd had a wonderful time. Soon, the games for the Junior students started. The children had a wonderful time participating in various games organized by the Junior section teachers. Children were seen winning good prizes for their participation.

A special lunch was arranged in all homes and hostels by the staff members, who worked hard in the preparation of the dishes. After lunch, a game was arranged for the senior students. Mr. Choekyab la did a wonderful job in hosting the games along with other colleagues. The students supported by pouring in large numbers. A complimentary Tambola was arranged in the evening and prizes were the daily commodities which was very handy for the students.


Students enjoying their refreshments ( Photo: Gen Monlam la)

The evening program began at 6:30 pm on the basketball ground in the midst of the special full moon in its extra luminosity. There were songs, dances, drama and poetry from all the departments. The students had enjoyed as much as the staff members had enjoyed presenting their items. The eventful day eventually ended with a vote of thanks from master Thutop la, the school captain. Thank You all staff members especially the Students’ Advisory Committee for the making all the children HAPPY!

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