13567073_10207800214978014_2373179201383271001_n30th June 2016: The long awaited Inter House Cultural Competition concluded successfully with Trisong House coming out triumphantly over rest of the three houses. The honorable Speaker of ATPD Ven Khenpo Sonam Tenphel la had consented as the chief guest along with Representative officers, Local Tibetan Assembly members, dignitaries from local settlements and monasteries, Directors, Principals, Headmasters and games committee members of nearby Tibetan schools. The school hall was beautifully decorated with a big photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with all the offerings. More beautiful were the students on the floor who had all clad in blue trouser and blue and white striped shirt.

13533100_1047558558664294_4728930711994496294_nThe program began after the opening welcome speech from the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la. There were 16 cultural programs including four group songs, 4 small children dances, 4 solo songs and 4 senior students’ dances. There were songs and dances from all the three provinces of Tibet. It was really a proud moment for all the Tibetans to see the richness of our culture as they presented these one by one. The cultural event took everyone deep into the night. As the items went into its final phases, the night grew dearer, the timely downpour came down heavily too but the program went successfully unperturbed.

The jam packed hall overflowed with the sound as they serenaded symbolizing the offering to His Holiness on His 81st Birthday. The whole audience enjoyed as much as the performer enjoyed themselves presenting.

13529060_1047558438664306_5405917840689994351_nThere were around 300 students who were involved in the cultural program and this is one of the major co-curricular activities where there is largest number of participation. Both the house masters and the house monitors worked for the last one month practicing for this grand finale. All the practices were done during leisure time and not hampered the daily school schedule.

After almost 2 and half hours, the results were declared. Trisong lifted the most coveted trophy of Nataraj through the hand of the chief guest Ven Sonam Tenphel la. The chief guest highly praised the cultural program and congratulated all for their hard work. He also reiterated the importance of preserving our rich culture. This was his maiden visit since his appointment as the speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile.