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The school gate adorned with scarves by the out-going students as a token of gratitude (Photo: Gen Ngawang Tseten)

11th April 2015: A day long program was arranged by a group of 2012 Class X batch, who had all completed their Class XII board exam this year from TCV Suja, TCV Selakui and TCV Bylakuppee to pay their heartfelt gratitude to their Alma Mater. A similar gathering of ex-students happened a couple of days back by the 2005 Class X batch. It was a great moment to cherish for the entire Sujian especially when former students pay their tribute to their home school. For this gathering, the guest of honour was the former Director of the school; Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la, who had come all the way from Upper TCV, Dharamsala. The day long program began with the morning breakfast for all the staff members in the school hall. A friendly basketball followed soon after between the staff and students in both the categories; male and female. Refreshment was flowing unceasingly during the matches for all which really came as a blessing especially during the hot days of summer. After the matches, a sumptuous lunch was served for the staff members in the school hall which was decorated with colorful ribbons and wordings. During the feast, the students and the staff sat in their small cluster of groups and enjoyed their lively conversation which gave a new live to the gathering. Present during the feast were the group of sponsors from Luxemburg, who had been a good Tibetan friend. In the afternoon, a friendly football match was played between the students and the staff members. Both the students and the staff members really had a nice time playing after a long time.

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Staff members enjoying the dinner with students (Photo: Gen. Ngawang Tseten)

In the evening, a special program filled with light moments especially sharing feelings, presenting songs and music was arranged by the students in the school hall. The program which was attended by the former Director, the present school Director and Principal, the sponsors and the staff members began with welcome speech by the host Master Takla Gyal. He called upon the students one by one to present songs and to convey their messages from their students. The students who presented the songs were the ones who had never sung in their school life. There was also a video clip which was a compilation of messages from students who were abroad. They all spoke from the bottom of their heart how grateful the school and the staff members were. Apart from them, there were the same good messages from students who could not come for the occasion. The whole staff members gave a big round of applause for their touching messages. There was a loving talk from the former Director Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la. He highly praised the kind gesture of the students for organizing such program as a gratitude for the staff members, which was not heard often. He requested them to be a good person and contribute to the society. He also praised the unity and the co-operation among the staff members. After that Mr. Sonam Sichoe la thanked the students for the good gesture. He wished them good luck wherever they go. The school Principal also thanked the students for their kind thought and gesture. Soon, the dinner started.

Dinner hosted by the class X 2012 batch ( Photo: Gen Ngawang Tseten)

Dinner hosted by the class X 2012 batch ( Photo: Gen Ngawang Tseten)

After the dinner, Master Tsebhu, one of the organizers and former school captain gave brief background information of this great congregation. He also read out the contributions poured in not just from the students here in India but also from the students scattered all over the world. A souvenir was presented to Mr. Ngodup Wangdue la, Mr. Sonam Sichoe la and Mr. Karma Sherab la, who later took turn and shared their inner feelings . After that they offered scarves to all the staff members on behalf of Class X 2012 batch. The students also missed those staff members who could not make their presence. After the scarf ceremony, a series of talk and songs came one by one from the staff members. The night went deeper and deeper and the entertainment never ceased.

The whole school including the students appreciated the kind of gesture shown by the senior Ach alas and Chocho las. A series of such programs came one after the other and it had sent a strong message for the staff members that whatever they had done till now had not gone in vain. They all got motivated and touched by such move by the students. The entire staff members thanked all the students and wish them success in their lives.

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