13726697_10153953797007800_3502627349205331234_n19th July 2016: Coinciding with the Tibetan Religious Holiday, (Universal Prayer Day) Zamling Chisang, two members of Tibetan Parliament, CTA Mrs. Juchen Kunchok la and Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar la visited TCV School Suja as a part of their 16th Chitue tour to Tibetan settlements and communities. After the morning lifelong prayer and incense burning ceremony, a function was held to welcome the two parliamentarians in the junior section hall.

13775816_10153953797027800_1805949493668928421_nThe program began with the introductory speech by the Representative Officer of Bir Tibetan Society.  The program was attended by the Local assembly representative, the school Director, the staff members and the students.  The first speaker was Chitue Juchen Kunchok la. She spoke on the recent parliament session held and the importance resolutions and discussions. Juchen Kunchok who was the representative of Dotoe province and standing for the 4th time spoke about the importance of following the wishes and advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the importance of Green book money and working of the Parliament. She advised the students to study hard and be a good Tibetan.

13775584_10153953797132800_5536745384737454677_nLhagyari Namgyal Dolkar, the newly elected Chitue of Utsang province talked about the grave situation inside Tibet. As an activist, she spoke about various campaigns by various NGOs to create awareness about repression inside Tibet to the outside world. She spoke about the importance of creating awareness among the young generation Tibetans about the critical situation inside Tibet. With emotions, she lamented about the self-immolations inside Tibet and in exile. She wooed the audience by sharing some of her childhood experience in the same TCV school. She lovingly advised the students to study hard and be accountable for their own lives.

The session lasted for around 2 hours including the Question and Answer session. The audience both the staff and students used the Q&A session profitable and the two Parliamentarians had a great time sharing their views and answers. After that, the school Director, Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la offered scarf and school magazines on behalf of all the staff and students of TCV School Suja.

After the talk, they were taken for a short school campus tour including Classroom Reading corner, Library, recently inaugurated bakery etc. A sumptuous lunch was extended to the honorable Parliamentarians and other dignitaries by the School Management committee.