17th October 2015: The weeklong Riglam congregation of North zone Tibetan schools concluded successfully today at TCV School Suja. Mr. Tsering Samdup la, the Education Officer of the Department of Education, CTA was the chief guest. Earlier His Eminence Karma pa Ogyen Thrinley Dorjee was invited but he could not make his presence due to some unavoidable circumstances. Present during the concluding ceremony were the representative officers from the nearby Tibetan settlements, dignitaries from local assembly and monasteries and school Principals and Directors from nearby schools.

The function began with welcome and introductory speech from the school Director, Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la who spoke in length about the progress of dialectics in various Tibetan schools. Speaking on the occasion, he requested all the teachers to learn this art of debating themselves so that through them larger number of students could be reached. He concluded his speech with the hope of seeing more students and students incorporating this art in their learning. His speech was followed by the dialectic session from few of the schools on various topics. The students debated well and received a big round of applause from the audience.

After the Riglam session, all Riglam teachers from various schools received scarves and souvenirs from the chief guest on behalf of the host school. Along with them, all the 120 students who had participated in this congregation were given scarves and certificates. Soon after that, Mr. Tsering Samdup la, the chief guest spoke in detail about the when, how and why of such Dialectic congregation. He was the one who had been one of the pioneering members in creating and starting such awareness among the Tibetan schools. His talk was well appreciated by the audience for his art of speaking. During his talk, he extended his vote of thanks to all the Riglam teachers for their effort in bringing the level of Riglam to this commendable level.

Rev. Yeshi Tashi la finally gave a word of thanks starting from the Riglam teachers, participants, school administration and all those who had made this congregation successful especially he thanked the hostel wardens for the hospitality extended for the student guests. In the evening a special drama on the life of late Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was presented especially for the students and Riglam teachers from other schools. The drama was very emotional and made many weep especially when the actors presented how the Chinese ill treated Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. Action speaks louder than words. Through their drama the life and struggle of Tulku was vividly depicted. Finally the school Principal, Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin thanked the students for their wonderful performance.

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