13882687_1068697913217025_952775126165109182_n1st August 2016: The long awaited annual Gmeiner Cake Tournament was kicked off yesterday with a formal march pass by the contingents with the school band on the school basketball ground at 11 am. The chief guest on the opening ceremony were the school Director and the Principal. This year 24 teams including staff members participated in the tournament, a little more than earlier years. The entire basketball ground was filled with teams clad in their beautiful jerseys with the crowds cheering their respective teams. This is one of the major events where there is involvement of large number of students. The tournament could not be played last year.

13895043_1068697669883716_7806240122474663653_nGmeiner Cake Football tournament is one major sports event held in almost all the TCV schools in loving memory of late founder of SOS Children’s Village Dr. Hermann Gmeiner. Usually the tournament is held in the month of june and the final match is played on 23rd coinciding the SOS Day. This year the tournament has been postponed due to some circumstances.

13872814_10208027286654664_5079010965821909982_nDuring the opening ceremony, after the march pass by the contingents, the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la shook hands with all the team captains. Both Tibetan and Indian national anthem was sung followed by the one minute’s silence for the great martyrs of Tibet.  One of the contingent took oath of sportsmanship and friendly match throughout the tournament. After the function, the contingents marched out and the first match kicked off.