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Honorable Sikyong and Gaden Phodrang award and scholarship winner posing together during the special function at school

11th June 2015: A special function was held in the school on the very first day of the school re-opening after summer vacation to officially celebrate the outstanding performance by the class XII first batch in the recent CBSE board exam. “The purpose of this celebration and function” as said by the school Principal, “is to celebrate and appreciate  the good result of our hard work, co-operation and leadership. And to congratulate the students who had received Sikyong and Gaden Podrang scholarship and award. It is also a day to remind the students that if there is a will, there is a way”. The main guest of honour were as such master Tenzin Damdul, Shawo Choeten, Gongyal and miss Rinchen Youdon and Phurbu Dolma la, who had come in the midst of their University Admission time. The school had also invited TCV Schools Education Director and former Director of the school Mr. Sonam Sichoe as the chief guest. Other guests present were the Representative Officers of the nearby Tibetan settlements, Presidents of the local Tibetan assembly, health Center, Principals and Headmasters of nearby TCV Schools.

The function began with the prayer to Manjushree and long life prayer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After that the school Director gave an introductory speech and the purpose of observing closed-holiday. Taking that opportunity, he thanked the students, teachers and all the staff members for being a part of this great achievement. He requested the students to keep striving hard. During the function, the scarves were presented to the concerned class XII teachers, class X teachers for the good results. After that scarves and souvenirs were presented to the 5 outstanding students by the Education Director. After that, the Education Director spoke for minutes.  He read out the overall class XII and class X result and was highly impressed by good performance. He spoke on the importance of working hard and producing good results in succession. He concluded his speech with the hope of seeing more students excelling and receiving such coveted awards.

After that master Tenzin Damdul spoke and expressed his gratitude on behalf of all the out-going class XII to all the staff members, teachers and the administration for their love, support and guidance. He said, “We are Tibetan and have both the power and ability. The only thing we all need is hard work. Listen to the teachers well, don’t break their hard”.

Finally the school Principal Mr. Karma Sherab Therchin gave a vote of thanks speech. Before that he spoke about the rhyme and reason of arranging this special function and declaration of closed-holiday. He also shared and conveyed the congratulatory message from honorable Sikyong to the staff and members and teachers of the school. He also spoke highly of those 5 students and told the students to make them their role model and work hard. And then he thanked everyone who had gathered. The function concluded with the singing of Tibetan national anthem. A big round of applause was given as the guests leave the stage one by one.

It was in fact a great day for all Sujian. Let’s hope and pray for better days in future too. Follow the leader and keep giving your best!