IMGP9264The Inter House Cultural Competition which is held every year to mark the celebration of His Holiness’ The Dalai Lama’s Birthday concluded successfully on 29th June 2013. Unlike the previous years, where there was only song and dance, this year there was Tibetan Opera which is popularly known as “LHAMO” in Tibetan.

The decision to start Opera came during the Games Committee meeting last year. Despite the problems related to organizing two big events, the members were confident that it would go well. The preparation and practice session started in the middle of May this year with two mentors each for the four houses from TIPA helping in this new endeavor. The Opera selected for this year’s show was, “ Nangsa Woebhum” and  it was divided into four sections and distributed among the four houses. Because of the hard work of all the people concerned, the show went superb on the night of 22nd June in the school hall.IMGP9090

On 29th June, the song and dance competition was held. There were three sections; Compulsory Dance, Instrument and Optional Dance. The competition began at 6 pm in the school hall with Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la, the former school Director as the chief guest. Despite the handful of days for preparation owing to the Opera practice, the quality of the dances was up to the mark. There was a variety of dances from various parts of Tibet and everybody had really a great feast for their eyes and ears that night. Finally after much excitement over the results, the Headmaster and the host declared the results starting from the Opera to the final song and dance. The chief guest Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la distributed the trophies to the winners.

IMGP9203The chairperson Mr. Sonam Sichoe la thanked the house masters as well as the participants for making the competition very successful.He also thanked the three judges comprising of Mrs. Ugen Choedon la, Mr. Dorjee la and Mr. Dawa Tashi la, all from TCV Dharamsala.




Overall Result:

First Position:  Triral and Trisong House

Second Position: Nyatri and Songtsen House

( Previous Year Competition: )