Senior Tibetan Extempore Contest, a speaker speaking on his topic (Photo: Gen Logya)

17th April 2015: Senior class Tibetan Extempore Competition was held in Phuntsok Deshe auditorium at 7 pm. The extempore was organized by the Tibetan Department of Senior Section. There were 12 participants from class X, XI and XII.  The host Mr. Agloe la unveiled the curtain and welcomed the speakers and the audience. He dedicated this event for the gratitude year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spoke few minutes on the rules and regulations for both the speakers on the stage as well as members on the floor. The stage was well decorated with a beautiful Tibetan calligraphy and a Tibetan National Flag in the center. Present for the program, were the staff members and the students above class IX.

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Certificate prepared by the Head of the Tibetan Department, Mr. Logya (Photo: Gen Logya)

The topics were chosen by the members of the Tibetan Department and were put in a jar, from which the speakers in turn picked up. All the topics were very much general and the speakers were eloquent and the delivery was par excellence. They all spoke on the topics from the bottom of their hearts without any preparation. The program lasted for one and half hour. Finally, the school headmaster, Mr. Tenzin Dorjee la distributed the certificates to the best speakers for the night and consolation prizes for all the remaining participants.

Extempore is spoken carried out, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought. The students come one after other, choose the topic from the jar and then speak for few minutes.