2nd October 2013: TCV School Suja celebrated Gandhi Jayanti by observing it as Thank You India Day. As usual, there was Inter House Cross country Race in two divisions; Boys and Girls. The first Girls’ Cross country Race was flagged off by the school Director exactly at 8:15. There were 15 runners each from the four different houses making a total of 60 contestants. The second Boys’ cross Country Race followed soon after. Again there were total of 60 contestants, 15 each from the four different houses. Both these two races were cheered by the spectators and the whole ground was overflowing with the sound of cheering. Right after the race, a function was arranged in the school hall for all the Indian people from the locality. The chief guest was the SDM of the locality. The function began with the singing of Indian national anthem. The host Mr. Pema Gyalpo la gave welcome speech and said why this day was observed. The guests were offered Tibetan scarves and they were presented with various cultural programs both Tibetan as well as Indian. Apart from the students’ presentation, there was exclusive Himachali Dance by the staff members who had prepared rigorously few weeks ago. The guests were served refreshment in between the function. Towards the end, the chief guest addressed the gathering. He highly spoke about the rich Tibetan culture and said that India and Indian people are with the Tibetans. The school Director Mr. Sonam Sichoe la presented memento to the chief guest. The school Principal Mr. Karma Sherab la gave the final vote of thanks. Right after the function, a special Indian style dish “Dham” was served to the entire guests in the school hall.

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