TCV Suja observed 148th birth anniversary of the legend, ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ with much reverence and devotion. Mahatma Gandhi is considered the epitome of Non-violence. His approach of non-violence towards India’s freedom struggle was exemplary. He is a renowned International figure and his birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence by the world body. His Holiness the Dalai Lama too draw inspiration from him.

Remembering this great man on his birth anniversary, TCV School Suja hosted an official program where this day was not just celebrated as his birth anniversary but also rejoiced as a day to thank our host Indian people and government for supporting Tibetans in India and having them here on their land as guests for long years. Indian government has granted refuge to Tibetans on Indian soil since 1959, and Indian people has welcomed Tibetans like their own people. So, this day was also dedicated to all Indians as “Thank You, India” by TCV School, Suja. Various Indian guests were invited to the function. Many local Indian friends too joined in for the occasion. The chief guest for the day was Mr. Rana, head of electricity board Jogindernagar. He was accompanied by his wife.

DSC_0282The official program started at 10.30 am. The program started by singing of Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram, Gandhi’s favorite devotional song by students of class VIII. Then followed the detailed narrative of the observation of this day by the school Director.  Various cultural programs consisting of patriotic songs, poetry recitation and Himachali dances by junior and senior students and teachers followed respectively. Finally, the chief guest then gave the much awaited speech. He congratulated all the performers for their wonderful performance and thanked administration for inviting him as the guest. At last, a souvenir of Lord Buddha’s painting was presented to the chief guest and a photo session with the Himachali dance group followed. Refreshments were served in between the function to all the guests.

To express gratitude and thankfulness to this great man Mahatma Gandhi, various social activities was carried out in the school. On 30/9/2017, the students from class VII to XII cleaned school’s senior campus and on 1/10/2017, the students of class VII and VIII voluntarily cleaned the school junior campus from 7 am to 9 am.  The students of class XII voluntarily renovated a rain shelter in Matroo that was built by the school some years back to express gratefulness to India and its People.  The students cleaned the rain shelter and whitewashed it.