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Monks distributing the holy nectar during the Empowerment

11th April 2013: A grand function was held to welcome the class XI students and to celebrate the up gradation of Secondary school to Senior Secondary. His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche gave Long life Empowerment to thousands of his followers including the heads from TCV Dharamsala and nearby TCV School, Representative Officers of the three Tibetan settlements, Regional officers, Monks from nearby monasteries, school staff and students and the local Tibetans. Speaking on the occasion, apart from his Empowerment, he congratulated the school for educating the young future seeds of Tibet. He praised highly of Ama Jetsun Pema la who had tirelessly worked for bringing TCV Schools at this stage. He also thanked the staff members and the sponsors too during the function. He lovingly advised the students and reminded their duties and responsibilities. Finally he blessed the audience and left due to his retreat.

Right after the religious function, the second function began in the presence of scorching sun pouring just above the head. The school Directors presented a brief report on the school, which was once again followed by the school Principal. TCV Education Director, Mrs. Sonam Dolkar la congratulated the school for becoming Senior Secondary School. She praised the students for their perseverance. She exclusively reminded the new class XI students their big responsibility of making the first batch a successful one and wished them colorful result in class XII. After the function a brief cultural presentation was followed keeping in view of the significance of the day.

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Mass Lunch on the basketball Ground ( Photo Courtesy: PET Tsewang Rigzin la)

An open lunch was served for all the guests, staff members and students comprising of around few thousands. The lunch was prepared by the Food and Beverages students of VTC headed by the chef and the Director of the Institute Mr. Lhakpa Dhoundup la. At one time around few thousand people ate together under one single roof, none other than the open sky.

Farewell and Welcome Dinner

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Farewell and Dinner for the Out-going and New Coming Directors and Principal

In the evening, the school Welfare Committee had arranged one farewell and welcome dinner. The dinner was attended by the out-going Director Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la, the new Director Mr. Sonam Sichoe la and the new Principal Mr. Karma Samdup la. All the departments presented their gifts to Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la for his good work and wished him good luck in his new post. All the three persons shared their feelings one by one. Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la thanked all the staff members for their co-operation and requested them to extend the same helping hand to the new Director as well. All the staff members stayed until they all left as a mark of respect. It was a great and memorable dinner for everyone.

The most special day began with a good omen and finally ended with a good dinner. The day will be marked a special one in the history of TCV Suja as it was the day when the school was formally upgraded to a Senior Secondary School.

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