untitled6th December 2016: A grand function was held on the basketball ground right after the first period to mark the concluding ceremony of RDL (Readers of Dalai Lama) for the year 2016 academic year. RDL is a voluntary group of both teachers and students who had been reading and discussing on the books of His Holiness the Dalai Lama during their free time. Since its inception, two more schools namely TCV Chauntra led by Mr. Passang Tsering la and ITI Selakui led by Mr. Lhakpa Dhoundup la have started this RDL in their respective schools. Mr. Sonam Sichoe la, the Education Director of TCV Schools was invited as the chief guest along with Mr. Passang Tsering la, Principal imgp5829TCV Chauntra and three representatives from Mr. Lhakpa Dhoundup la, the Director of ITI Selakui, Dehradun. The function was attended by the school Director Mr. Choeying Dhoundup la, the School Principal Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin la, the teachers and students of Junior and senior section.

The function began with the lifelong prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama led by school Religious teacher. Mr. Ngawang Tseten la, the man behind this successful RDL project gave an introductory and welcome speech. He spoke in length about the first, middle and final stage of this imgp5870project. Likewise the school Director and the Principal addressed the gathering one after another and spoke highly of this project and thank everyone who were involved directly or indirectly. They both requested the present members to go further incessantly and hoped others to be a part of this noble initiative in the coming academic year and make this entire school Readers of Dalai Lama.

A representative from the students’ RDL group, master Thutop la, former school Captain shared his feeling and experience of being a part of this RDL. Most of the teachers and students had a very good imgp5966self-improvement and new learning experience apart from understanding the three basic principles of our beloved leader. After that, the souvenirs and T-Shirts of RDL were given to the chief guest and other invited guests including school Director and Principal. Mr. Ngawang Tseten la also gave His Holiness’ book each to all the teachers who had given him helping hand. RDL souvenirs were also given to the 8 students’ leader who had been working tirelessly in making this RDL reach its aims and objectives.

Finally, Mr. Sonam Sichoe la addressed the gathering. He began by 15267952_10207803612749185_716668557685525747_nthanking both the teachers and students of class V for their outstanding result in the recent class V common exam held among 52 Tibetan schools. Speaking about RDL, he thanked TCV School Suja with special mention of Gen Ngawang Tseten la for coming up with special project worth replicated in other TCV Schools. More importantly, he was impressed by the fact that this project had not been disrupting the school hours and programs. He requested everyone to carry forward this noble project. He also spoke about the importance of studying His photoHoliness’ three principles especially among the young ones.

The function concluded with a lifelong prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and wishing for a successful accomplishment of His Holiness’ wishes. The Education Director offered scarf to Mr. Ngawang Tseten la for his outstanding work in creating this awareness about His Holiness’ book in the school. He read out the names of the sponsors of this RDL and thanked them on behalf of the group for the RDL full T-shirts, the RDL Stickers, the weekly refreshments, the colourful flex banners etc.