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PowerPoint presentation on AIDS by Dr. Ashutosh and Raj Kumar in the school hall ( Photo Gen Paldon la)

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A student wears the red sign of AIDS to support the day ( Photo Gen Paldon la)

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Exhibition of the paintings and essays of the students at the entrance ( Photo Gen Paldon la)

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Students doing painting for the World AIDS day ( Photo Gen Paldon la)

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Final Basketball match between Bir and TCV staff ( Photo Gen Paldon la)

1st December 2015: Tibetan Children’s Village School Suja, in collaboration with the Tibetan Primary Health Centre (TPH) Bir, the Department of Health, CTA collaboratively celebrated and observed the World Aids Day with various programs like painting, essay competition among students from various classes and Inter Department Basketball Tournament.
A function was arranged in the school hall at 10 am to mark the day. The theme of the World Aids Day is “Zero Discrimination against HIV”, as proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Ashutosh and Dr. Rajkumar, both senior doctors from Bir Government Hospital were the chief guests along with the Health Administer of TPH Mr. Tsering la and health center staff. The function was attended by the staff and students of senior section who were all wearing the red symbol.
The school Principal Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin la gave a welcome and introductory speech. After that one by one the two doctors gave a nice presentation on Aids, starting from the origin to the treatment. The students listened to their talk with lots of interest and importance. In today’s world, proper knowledge about Aids is very important among the youngster. As such lots of importance was given to observe this day in various schools and communities. After that, the health nurse Ms. Palkyi la from TPH gave detailed information about the guidelines of the Department of Health, CTA regarding the protection and welfare of HIV patients among Tibetan community.
During the function, the results of Painting and Essay competitions were declared. The winners were handsomely rewarded. Their paintings were displayed outside the auditorium for exhibition. The program lasted for little less than two hours. Finally, Gen Tenzin Paldon la, the school Career Counselor and the organizer of the event wrapped up the day by extending her vote of thanks for the two doctors, the Health Administrator and staff, the school Administration, the participating students and other colleagues, for their support and cooperation.
Various Programs had been arranged collaboratively a couple of weeks back in the school under the Initiative of Gen Tenzin Paldon la and Tibetan Primary Health Center, Bir Tibetan Colony. Inter Class XII English Essay was organized on the topic “I am HIV+ and I am living my life” and 124 students particpated. Apart from this, a painting competition was organized among the students from class VI to XII on AIDS. There were 26 students who had participated. There was also Inter Department Basketball Tournament going on a couple of days back and the final was played today i.e. 1st December between TCV Suja staff and Bir Tibetan Colony team. It was neck to neck competition. Finally after an hour the score was 46 and 48 and Bir team came triumphantly. Both the teams were given prizes by the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la.
The World Aids Day is one of the important International Days and every year the school leaves no stone unturned in observing the day every year by arranging various activities and programs in the school.

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