Cultural presentation after the Sangsol and lifelong prayer

Cultural presentation after the Sangsol and lifelong prayer in the school hall

6th July 2015: The school had a grand celebration to mark the 80th birthday or Gayton of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here in the school, the day began with the Sangsol and the lifelong prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The prayer was held in the school hall. After the prayer His Holiness portrait was ushered to the throne which was surrounded by the newly printed pictures of great Indian Buddhist masters. The school heads, Management committee, the staff members and the school captains and prefects offered scarves to His Holiness’ Photo.

The school Director read out the statement of Kashag on His Holiness’ 80th birthday followed by Miss. Tenzin Deyang la who read the statement of ATPD in English. After that, Mr. Rigzin Choedhen la talked on various achievements of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He also spoke on how grateful Tibetans are to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The school Principal requested the staff and students to make His Holiness’ Birthday memorable by getting rid of any one bad habit and taking pledge in doing some good work.

A glimpse of staff members enjoying party games in the conference hall organized by staff welfare committee

A glimpse of staff members enjoying party games in the conference hall organized by staff welfare committee

After that, there were songs from 4 singers who had purposely come to present their songs. Two of the singers were former students of this school. All of them were given scarves and present by the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la after the song. There were four more songs, all in praise of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. All the songs were well prepared and everybody gave a huge round of applause especially when the band started singing “Happy Birthday to you”.

After the function which took little more than 3 hours, the staff members were invited for the inauguration of the school staff community center. There was brief refreshment for all. The students went back to their hostels, homes and dormitories for special lunch. For the staff members, the school welfare committee had arranged a grand feast in the conference hall. There were various party games and activities till late night. The food and the music was also good.

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