Live Long Prayer in the Hall on His Holiness' 78th Birthday ( Photo: Gen Sangpo la)

Live Long Prayer in the Hall on His Holiness’ 78th Birthday ( Photo: Gen Sangpo la)

Students offering Live Long prayer for His Holiness ( Photo; Gen Sangpo la)

Students offering Live Long prayer for His Holiness ( Photo; Gen Sangpo la)

6th July 2013: TCV School Suja celebrated His Holiness’ The XIVth Dalai Lama’s birthday on 6th July. As usual it was a very special day for everyone. The celebration began with the ling long prayer in the school hall for His Holiness and the Tibetan people followed by the offering of scarves by the staff members to the photo of His Holiness. Traditional sweet rice and butter tea was served during the prayer. The School Director Mr. Sonam Sichoe la gave an introductory speech giving a detailed biography of His Holiness. The school Head master Mr. Tenzin Dorjee la read the statement of Sikyong Lobsang Sangay la which was soon followed by the cultural presentations of the music group and the four different houses. Prior to that the school Director gave away the prizes to the students who had bag positions in various literary activities held to mark His Holiness’ birthday. Last but not the least the school principal gave a vote of thanks and reminded both the staff and students to put into action what His Holiness always said rather than celebrating His Holiness’ birthday as any other important day. He requested everyone to close one’s eyes and make a pledge to put one’s full effort and dedication in one’s respective duties. The function came to an end with the singing of school song.

Suja Phuntsok Deshe band performing live in the school hall ( Photo: School Photography Club)

Suja Phuntsok Deshe band performing live in the school hall ( Photo: School Photography Club)

There was a sumptuous lunch and dinner for the staff members in the school hall. There was also entertainment during the meal time enliven by the soft Tibetan music played from the stereo. In the evening there was program by the school band “ Phuntsok Deshe” which was untimely disrupted by the heavy downpour. The program was later postponed to the next day in two shifts; one for the juniors and the next for the seniors. The show went as well as expected. Both the audience as well as the performers had a great time. Before the show came to an end, the school Director, who was actually the man behind this formation of band, thanked all the performers with traditional Tibetan scarves.

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