The Champions' Trophy flanked by students and PET with the chief guest

The Champions’ Trophy flanked by students and PET with the chief guest (TSO)

20th September 2015: The three days Northern region Inter Tibetan Schools Girl’s Basketball Tournament was held at Tibetan Children’s Village School Lower Dharamsala from 18th September to 20th September 2015. The tournament was among  the Himachal region Tibetan schools but due to the ongoing examination in schools, many could not participate. As such there were 5 TCV Schools competing for the most coveted trophy. The teams were given warm reception on Thursday and the match began on Friday.

Upper TCV and TCV Suja teams who came for the final match

Upper TCV and TCV Suja teams who came for the final match (TSO)

Our girls were given a rigorous training by the school PET Mr. Kalsang la, Mr. Namgyal la and Mr. Karmala. The girls took the training seriously and sincerely during their training sessions which was obviously shown during the tournament. The hard work and the dedication of both the teachers and the students bore result when TCV School Suja girls came out triumphantly and bagged the most coveted trophy of the tournament. TCV School Upper Dharamsala came second position.

Girls in full swing, the match between Suja Girls and Lower Girls (TSO)

Girls in full swing, the match between Suja Girls and Lower Girls (TSO)

Back home, both the staff and students gave a warm reception to our teams during the morning assembly. The players were presented scarves one by one by the school Headmaster for their great performance. They would soon be getting ready for their next level match if possible. Mrs. Rinchen Khando la, former Cabinet minister was the chief guest for the prize distribution ceremony. The tournament was organized by the Tibetan National Sports Association (TSNA) and overall it was the 4th such tournament. Apart from Girls’ Basketball, TSNA is organizing soccer tournament as well.

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