25th November 2013: This year owing to the introduction of class XI Humanity stream, a lot of workshops and talks have been arranged by the school particularly by the faculty members. One such was the talk by Miss. Dhadon Sharling la and Mrs. Tenzin Pelkyi la. They had been invited by Mrs. Tsering Dolma la, a teacher of class XI.

The talk was arranged in the school hall for the students of class XI. The two speakers talked turn by turn on some of the major issues concerning the youngsters and their future career. The two speakers, particularly Dhadon Sharling, who had given countless workshops in various Tibetan communities, enliven their talk by various stress-busters and activities.

Their talk began with from simple yet important things like taking care of one’s food and eating habits to developing creativity and moving forward in life. The students enjoyed the talk by these young female speakers, who have been idols for many. The session, though quite short was very helpful for the students.

Students’ Day Celebration

14th November 2013: 14th November which is the Birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal, was celebrated as Children’s Day all over India. Here TCV School Suja, like other TCV Schools celebrated the day as Students’ Day. Like every year, it is the day which is anticipated by both the staff and students. On the very outset, the staff members presented the march pass, where there was maximum participation of the staff members. The march pass was led by the staff band followed by the march pass of the staff members in four different houses. There was a huge round of applause as the staff members marched out on the basketball ground. There were tears tolling from some of the students’ eyes as they saw the staff members doing such things for the mere enjoyment of the students.

After the march pass, there was a function on the basketball ground and the school captains, prefects and Cleanliness monitors were the chief guest. After the hour long function, there was morning program by the school staff Phuntsok Deshi band. For nearly two hours, they presented their songs in various languages while the students nursed their tea and sweet rice.

After lunch there was games and sports for the children below class III. A large number of staff members made their presence along with the students to give their moral support for the tiny tots.

In the evening, the staff members presented their cultural programs. The cultural program had a good variety such as songs, dance, jokes etc. The students enjoyed the program thoroughly as much as the staff members had enjoyed performing in the midst of the cold waves blowing from all directions.

 Photography and Videography Workshop

12th November 2013: A group of two students and a senior Faculty member from Jamia Milia Islamia, a prestigious University of Mass Communication in New Delhi arrived at TCV School and gave intensive Five Days workshop on Photography and Videography for the Photography Club students and those who had passion for these two.

The main aim of this workshop which has been going on in various schools in India is to make the students develop interest in Photography and Videography, which play important role in Education now a days. The workshop also aims to create some awareness about Journalism as a career.

There were around 30 fully interested students from various grades who had attended the workshop from the beginning to its end. Mr. Tenzin Sangpo la, who is very much interested in Photography himself co-ordinated the workshop. Every day the workshop began in the afternoon without hampering much to the students’ daily classes.

The workshop was divided into theory and practical classes. Unlike other workshops, this time the students were able to handle various still and video cameras both semi professional and professional ones. Miss. Sumeran and Aksa, made the students felt comfortable with the cameras and they took the classes turn by turn with Mr. Akzam as the overall guidance.

On the fourth day, the students were put in groups of four and five along with one teacher each and went for practical shooting. The students shot the whole activities of the school one by one. The students were very happy to know that they were holding the professional video camera themselves. “It’s my first time taking such workshop on Photography and Videography without having to pay a single penny and I felt so happy to learn so many things. It will also help in choosing my career in futures. So, I thank the school for arranging such workshop”, said Tashi, an attendee.

From the five days’ workshop, the group has come up with one Documentary on Life in TCV Suja and Joy of Reading, which the students themselves had shot. The Documentary has been taken back with the mentors for post production.