July & August Report -Workshop on Conflict Resolution: July 22-24

Workshop on Conflict Resolution: July 22-24

A three- day workshop was organized by the NGO Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution or TCCR in Deckyi Tsering Hall from July 22-24.Thirty students were chosen to attend the workshop. These 30 students comprised the school prefects, prefects from the other sections and hostel prefects – all playing the role of leaders. The school principal Mr. Namdol Tashi gave students his full support and advised them to learn as much as they could from them.

 

Day 1

After the opening ceremony, the organisers explained the meaning of the word ‘conflict’. It was interesting to know that conflict can be both negative and positive and it is in people’s hands to make conflict become a positive or a negative force. The first session concluded with the understanding that conflict arises because of a disagreement between two people or two parties leading to tension. They were told that tension is composed of three things – negative, positive and ignorance. They felt that a good understanding of the different facets of conflict and tension would help them to tackle conflicts better. In the second session, they gathered at the Deckyi Tsering hall and they reviewed and recapitulated what they had done the day before. They started a new topic, Active Listening, which is very important but often ignored or overlooked because of ignorance. They were taught to avoid the method of the three vessels and instead become an active participant through body, speech and mind.

 

Day 2

Day 2 opened with a lesson on the language of conflict. The opening language speaks the ‘I’ language and the ‘You’ language which is a blocking language. It is very important how one uses these two languages because it influences the direction that conflict takes and the result can be rosy or bloody. They learnt how conflict can escalate and how it steadily goes uphill. The organisers also used drama to convey their message. They did some skits to show how conflict arises and how it can be deflated. They were then divided into different groups and each group had to do a little role play to show how conflict is created and how it can disappear. Perhaps the most significant part of this workshop was the part where they were taught how to solve small but relevant conflicts. They have to solve conflicts step by step. They must first be interested in understanding the needs of the opponents and basic human needs.

 

Day 3

They started the third and final day with an activity where students had to draw an outline of one hand and the five fingers had to represent five talents or five things that they were good at. They then shared what they felt about themselves. The organisers then continued to teach them the meaning and value of observation, i.e. observing feelings and needs. Students learnt that it is better to request and not demand. A request must always be made with good intentions

At the end, the participants were all given certificates and students expressed their gratitude to the organisers for giving them valuable knowledge in such a short period.

 

Resource Talk: July27

All the Students from class IX to XII gathered in Hermann Gmeiner Hall at 3 p.m. for a resource talk by Mr. Kalsang Yeshi. He is a present staff member of Department of Information and International (DIIR) in Central Tibetan Administration. He has served the government in various capacities since 1976.He spoke to the students about the need and importance of speaking honorarium Tibetan language in day to day life.  He quoted some words and phrases which are inappropriately used by most of the young Tibetan generation and introduced them with the correct usage of Tibetan formal language.

 

Mock Interview: August 1

 

The aim of this program is to help the students in acquiring the skills in facing interview when they go out of school for college admission. It was held on 1stAugust 2015, Saturday from 11.20am to 1.10 pm.  The 178 participating students were from class XII Commerce. They were grouped into smaller group consisting of 13 students and interviewed by teachers comprising of 30 teachers. I sincerely thank the Headmistress and teachers for the kind cooperation and making the program successful.

The students were given the common interview sample questions much ahead of time. This time it was given in the beginning of the July. These questions are also discussed in the class so that they can have a better preparation.

These questions are collected from various internet sites and discussed with the Middle Section Counselor and then compiled. And these are commonly asked question during the interview at college level/for scholarship/job search.

FEW FEEDBACKS FROM THE STUDENTS:

“When I enter the interview roomy face turn red but after I introduced myself I was at ease, felt comfortable and confident. I felt it as a real interview. It was really a good experience for me. I learnt a lot about the interview. I suggest the same for class X too.”        Namgyal   Gyaltsen  XII Com D

“Though it is not real interview but I found it very useful to the students with lot of practice. And it was a great experience for me.”                                                      Tenzin Wangdue XII Com B

“Since it is my first time being interview by a new teacher, I felt little nervous and could not express much. But as the interview moved on I was at ease with the questions on daily routines and my dreams. I learnt from the interview that one must be honest and never pretend. Students should have more like this during school years”.                                                            Youla Dolma XII Com B

“Everyone was very excited to face mock interview. I felt that it is very good opportunity as it helps us to improve the communication skill.  Such program is very useful to the students because we have to face such interview in the near future. I feel we need more program like this in the school”.

Sonam Topgay XII Com A

“on 1st August 2015 we had Mock interview, I find it very helpful and important in preparing ourselves for our real life interviews. We were made familiar with an environment of the interviews that we would be facing for college and while applying for jobs. I would appreciate if the mock interview continues.

Lobsang Choedon XII B

PANEL DISCUSSION: August 5

Commerce Department of senior section organized a panel discussion on the ‘opportunities and Challenges for the Tibetans in the Business World’ on the 5th August,2015 at New Hall at 6:30 pm. The program was held in presence School Principal , Mr. Namdol Tashi la, senior Headmistress, Mrs. Nawang Lhamo, staffs of senior section and  students form class IX to class XII.

The objective for organizing the program was to explore the opportunities available for Tibetans in the various fields of business and difficulties faced by Tibetans in terms of resources, skills, legal aspects and others.

Mr. Tenzin Norsang la, TED Coordinator under the Department of Finance of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Mr. Tsewang Rigzin,  Research Fellow at Tibetan Policy Institute of CTA  and Mr. Tsering Phuntsok , Garment Business owner at Mcleod Gunj had graced the event as Panelist.

Panelists spoke on various range of topic such as availability of support structure for resources set up by the CTA and by the Government of India, importance of social enterprise and its relevance, generation of business ideas, opportunities and restrictions form the legal environment, and customer services.

Students were given the platform to share their views and ask questions to the panelists.

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Term –I Summative Exam: (July 8-21)

Term –I Summative Exam: (July 8-21)

 

The First Summative exam for Class IX and X began on July8. It was three hours of nail-biting time for the students appearing for the exam. A total of 316 students comprising 170students of Class X and 156 students of Class IX are appearing for the exam.  This is a very important exam that was introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as part of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in 2009. This exam is a deciding factor for Class X students to pursue further studies or not. The students have been provided with extra coaching for several weeks before the commencement of the exam. The teachers have worked hard for several weeks for their students focusing specially to those who need more attention. The students look confident and well prepared for the exam.

The students of Class XI and XII also began with their first exam on July 14 and ended in July 21. There are 195 students in Class XI and 189 students in Class XII.

The result is due to declare by first week of August and the parent –teacher meeting will be held in August 22, 2015.

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Activity Report of Senior Section (April-June, 2015)

Activity Report of Senior Section  (April-June, 2015)

Interactive Session By Empowering The Vision Project6: April-4

A group of six members from “Initiatives Of Change”(IofC) visited the school for an interactive session with 105 volunteer students in Deckyi Tsering Hall at 2:45 p.m. Three of them were Tibetan and others were from India and ShriLanka. They played a short skit on the theme ‘Initiative and change’. They also shared inspiring firsthand experience with the Students. The session ended with a beautiful song of their organization. The students left the hall highly motivated and encouraged spirit.

 Leadership Workshop for School Captains:       April 5-10

Two prefects Tenzin Duktak and Tenzin Youga from Upper T.C.V participated in the 3rd Leadership Workshop held at the Central Tibetan Reception Centre. The workshop, which was held from 5ht April to 10th April was organized by the D.O.E. About 30 schools participated in the workshop and each school had two representatives .Mr. Sanjay Upend rum from NGO Amarti conducted the workshop. When the workshop was over, the participants from Upper T.C.V spent an evening sharing their experience with all those in various leadership positions in the school. In attendance were the principal, headmistress, the school prefects, house prefects, hostel monitors and class monitors.   During the workshop, they not only discussed leadership but also focussed on scholarships related to the MBBS and tests like TOEFL.

        The participants felt fortunate to attend the DOE Workshop and getting the opportunity to share their knowledge with other students.

GRADUATION DAY:  APRIL 7,

 

The 31st graduation function for the outgoing students of Class XII was held on April 7, 2015 in Hermann Gmeiner hall at 9.00 a.m.Mr. Vinayak Narayan, a former TCV Student and advocate based in Dharamsala was the chief guest of the function. All the teachers and the students from class IX –XII attended the function. Mr. Ngodup Wangdu, the Village Director, gave a stimulating introductory speech and the chief guest offered a ceremonial scarf to each graduating student. This was followed by a speech from the chief guest who advised the outgoing students to be cautious about their action as each individualstudent will be seen as representative of Tibetan to the outside world. He also emphasized the students on significance of spreading awareness about Tibet.  Master Tamdin Thar, the School Captian, spoke on behalf of all the outgoing students. Finally the School Principal, Mr Namdol Tashi concluded the program with an inspirational speech.

CLASS XI COMMERCE ORIENTATION: APRIL 13,

 An orientation programme was organized for the new class XI students in Dekyi Tsering Hall on 13th April at 6:30 pm along with the respective subject teachers, the career counselor, hostel matron and home mothers. A total of around 212 students attended the orientation. The main aim of this program was to introduce new students to the school rules and regulation. The section headmistress, Mrs. Nawang Lhamo spoke on actual functioning of school, system and Special leave procedure. Mr.Sonam Tsering , the chairman of the advisory committee, familiarized the students on different rules and regulation.  The school principal and the village director stressed their speech on the importance of proper usage of facilities available to them. The director also advice students to stay away from on the substance abuse and spoke on its devastating effects on life.

Introductory Program on the ‘Students Entrepreneurial Club’: April 16

Upper TCV in collaboration with TED Initiative of Department of Finance – CTA organized an introductory program on the Students Entrepreneurial Club at the Herman Gminer Auditorium on the 16th April, 2015 from 11:15 am to 1:30pm. The function was held in the presence of the honorable Finance minister (Kalon), Mr. Tsering Dhundup, TED Coordinator – Mr. khenrab, the school principal – Mr. Namdol Tashi , Senior section headmistress – Mrs Nawang lhamo, and  Commerce teachers  along with  408 students of class XII and XI The key note speaker during the function was the Finance minister Mr. Tsering Dhundup who briefed the students on the importance and purpose of initiating the  1st Entrepreneurial club in the UTCV and the role of

The key note speaker during the function was the Finance minister Mr. Tsering Dhundup who briefed the students on the importance and purpose of initiating the  1st Entrepreneurial club in the UTCV and the role of entrepreneurs for the development of the exile Tibetan society. Kalon Tsering Dhondup la strongly emphasized the significance of economic well being in sustaining the core values of the Tibetans. Norsang, the student entrepreneurship and program officer of TED gave a power-point presentation on the Entrepreneurial club and its time line on introducing such club in other exile Tibetan schools. His presentation focused mainly on motivating students to be more creative and innovative. The program ended with vote of thanks from Mr. Namdol Tashi, Principal.

The 80th Birthday Celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama:  APRIL 23,2015

We were blessed with the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in our School on April23 to celebrate His Holiness’s 80th Birthday. All the staffs and students gathered on the school basket ground at 1:30 pm. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu arrived at 2:30 pm along with Team Joy. At first They were escorted to the junior Section library where works of Students in the form of essay, poem and paintings on joy were displayed. Then they joined the gathering on the basket ground. Both His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu addressed the gathering. His holiness advised the students about the significance and need to preserve our Tibetan language and Buddhist tradition for the benefit of human society. Archbishop Desmound Tutu extended his sincere thanks to the government and people of India for extending welcome arms to the Tibetans and for having preserved the precious gift. The speech was followed by question answer session. The programme ended with celebration of birthday singing songs and distributing cakes to the children and the public. The Speaker of Tibetan Parliament Penpa Tsering along with ministers, senior officials of Tibetan government in exile, Tibet supporters, and Local Tibetans also joined the grand celebration.

Annual Inter-Class Debate between Class IX and X 2015:  April 24

The first annual Inter-Class Debate between Class IX and X was held on Friday, 24 April 2015 at  Dickyi Tsering Hall. The motion for the debate was ‘That the school should ban junk food on the campus.’ Class IX  spoke for the motion.There were three students on each team. The first speaker on each side introduced the subject and spoke for four minutes. The second and principal speaker spoke for five minutes. The third   speaker who concluded the debate spoke for four minutes.

The Class IX team comprised  i) Dechen Dolma 10133  IX P  i) Tenzin Palkyi  9929  IX S  and iii) Tenzin Choeyang 20266  IX D

The Class X team comprised i) Tenzin Choenyi 9719 X P  ii) Chika Yamasaki 30415 X D and iii) Sonam Rinchen Redder 30236 X D

The Chairpersons were Stanzin Angchuk and Pema Dadon both of Class X D.

The judges were Mr Dhondup Gyalpo, Headmaster of the Junior School, Ms Mary Garvey PGT Maths, and Ms Tsering Dolkar TGT English.

Mr Lobsang Tenzin, PGT Maths, was in charge of marks tabulation.

The prize for the Best Speaker was awarded to Chika Yamashita of Class X

The prize for the second position was awarded to Tenzin Choenyi of Class X

The prize for the third position went to Sonam Rinchen Redder of Class X

Class X won the overall prize.

The school principal Mr Namdol Tashi presided over the function as Chief Guest.

 

CELEBRATION OF 26TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF 11TH PANCHEN LAMA GEDHUN CHOE KYI NYIMA:  APRIL 25,

The School Capitan and prefects organized the programme to celebrate 24th birthday of 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choe kyi Nyima. All the teachers and the Students from class IX to XII gathered in Herman Gaminer hall at 8:30 am. The participants marked the day by presenting poem, essay and art dedicating to Panchen Lama. The prizes were distributed to the winner in essay and painting contest.

INTER HOUSE CULTURAL DANCE COMPETITION:  MAY 22,

After a month long intense practice, the Inter house cultural song and dance competition was held on May 22nd in Hermann Gmeiner Hall at 6:30 P.M. The event was blessed with Namgyal Monastery’s Khen Rinpoche as chief guest. The participants danced with great enthusiasm and perfection. Judges had hard time choosing the winner as it was a close competition. Songtsen house was adjudged the winner followed by Nyatri house, Trisong House and Triral house in  first, second and third runners up  respectively. Mr Samten, Tibetant Opera Teacher from TIPA who was invited as one of the judges provided very encouraging feedback to the song and dance performers. The chief guest also gave a stimulating speech to the students. The program ended with a vote of thanks speech by Mrs. Nawang Lhamo, chairperson of school Games Committee.

HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA’S TEACHING FOR THREE DAYS:  MAY 27- 29

Around five thousand people including three thousand Tibetan school and college students attended the three-day teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on ‘the Buddhist presentation of Psychology and the mind’ for Tibetan youth on the School’s Basket Ball ground. This was the largest gathering of people for the teachings for youth.

With a large attendance of Tibetan youth among the audience, His Holiness the Dalai Lama emphasized Tibetan students and younger generation to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. He also said that the dialectical debate is a very good tool to preserve and promote the teaching of the Buddha. He further added that laypeople should also study and understand the great depth of knowledge that Buddhist philosophy has to offer.

On 29th May, His Holiness the Dalai Lama concluded the three day introductory Buddhist teachings with the conferment of Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and The Tibetan Children’s Village family offered a Long Life Prayer (Tenshug) to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.The President of TCV Schools, Tsewang Yeshi, expressed his gratitude to His Holiness for blessing the children and staff with his presence for three days, and for accepting the long life offering.

Kagyur Recitation: June 15 & 16

The school organized Kagyur recitation for two days June 15 and 16, 2015 during Saka Dawa, the fourth lunar calendar of the Tibetan calendar. This year we were not able to Circumambulate Kagyur scriptures around the school campus as it rained in the morning. The recitation was held in Dickey Tsering hall and in Classrooms like the previous years, this year also class VIII participated in Kagyur recitation along with all students from Class XI –XII and senior staff members.. The School Cultural Committee headed by Mr. Tenzin Choephel, Headmaster of the Infant Section accompanied by school cook served the students with salt buttered tea, snacks and juices with great sense of devotion and satisfaction. Everyone recited the Kagyur with great seriousness that the recitation was completed in one and half days.

NCERT WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS TEACHERS OF TIBETAN SCHOOLS FOR TEN DAYS:  5– 14, May, 2015

Two of our senior Section mathematics teachers, Mr. Sonam Topgyal and Mr Lhakpa Tsering attended the 10 days workshop for secondary mathematics teachers of Tibetan schools organized by DOE at NCERT, Delhi from 5th -14th May. They did their sharing with other mathematics teachers on 25th May in the Headmistress office. Both of them have learnt a lot and concluded by saying “After attending the mathematics workshop, we are equipped with numerous skills on teaching of mathematics; enhanced our mathematical knowledge deeper and it has been a wonderful experience to be cherished. It was awesome programme   particularly; the resource persons who are eminent personnel with adorable characterBesides teaching, it helped us to explore beyond textbooks concepts and came to know many myths and mystery of mathematics. In short it was the best ever workshop I have attended so far”.

CBSE ASL ASSESSMENT FOR CLASS IX, X, XI: June 15-19

As part of CBSE’s ASL (Assessment of speaking and listening), the assessment of speaking for class IX, X and XI was conducted on 15th, 16th and 17th of June respectively. The assessment of listening was conducted on 19th June. In the second period, it was conducted for class IX students; fourth period for class XI students and sixth period for class X Students. All the English teachers remained engaged with ASL test for four consecutive days.

Initiation from His Holiness the Sakya Trizin Rinpoche: June 19 

His Holiness the Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Supreme Head of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism paid his much awaited visit to the school and blessed all the staff members and children with his holy presence and Ta-Cha-Kyung Sum initiation in the afternoon of June 19 in Herman Gmenier Auditorium. His Holiness the Sakya Trizin Rinpoche also advised the students to study hard and made them realize how fortunate they are that they receive his Holiness the Dalai Lama’s blessing and rare teaching opportunity every year. He advised students to fulfill the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai lama and to contribute their energy to achieving common goal.

 The International Yoga Day: June 21

  1. Introduction

The UNO has declared 21st June as the International Yoga Day and will be celebrated throughout the world. 

The Central Board of Secondary Education, under the behest of the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, has directed all its affiliated schools in India to organize a Yoga session in the school on 21 June, 2015 to mark the day.

  1. Preparation

To prepare students for the Day, a yoga training session was introduced in the school a week ahead wherein nearly 500 students were taught and trained to perform pranayam and asanas by our qualified and experienced Physical Teachers, Mr. Lobsang Norbu, Mr. Karma Dorjee and Mr. Tsering Wangyal from 5.15 am to 6.00 am every day: 

 

  1. Celebration of the World Yoga Day

Complying with the CBSE direction, Tibetan Children Village School, Dharamshala Cantt (H.P.) observed the International Yoga Day on 21st June in the school. Nearly 500 students and 20 teachers participated in the celebration.

Introductory address:

The students and teachers assembled on the ground at 7.30 am. The programme began with an introductory address by the school Principal, Mr. Namdol Tashi.

Yoga display:

It was was followed by the performance by students the following Pranayams and Asanas under the guidance and supervision of the PETs and teachers:

  1. Pranayam
  • Bastrika Pranayam
  • Kapalbhati
  • Anuloma Viloma
  • Bhamari Pranayam

 

  1. Asanas
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Bhujanga Asana
  • Pachimottasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Danuasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Vrikasana
  • Shavasana

Conclusion:

The Programme concluded with a talk by the Physical Teacher, Mr. Lobsang Norbu, on the benefits of Yoga practice at 8.30 am.

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The International Yoga Day ( June 21, 2015 )

The International Yoga Day   ( June 21, 2015 )

  1. Introduction

The UNO has declared 21st June as the International Yoga Day and will be celebrated throughout the world. IMG_8090 (Mobile)

The Central Board of Secondary Education, under the behest of the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, has directed all its affiliated schools in India to organize a Yoga session in the school on 21 June, 2015 to mark the day.

  1. Preparation

To prepare students for the Day, a yoga training session was introduced in the school a week ahead wherein nearly 500 students were taught and trained to perform pranayam and asanas by our qualified and experienced Physical Teachers, Mr. Lobsang Norbu, Mr. Karma Dorjee and Mr. Tsering Wangyal from 5.15 am to 6.00 am every day: 

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  1. Celebration of the Worlds Yoga Day

Complying with the CBSE direction, Tibetan Children Village School, Dharamshala Cantt (H.P.) observed the International Yoga Day on 21st June in the school. Nearly 500 students and 20 teachers participated in the celebration.

Introductory address:IMG_8167 (Mobile)

The students and teachers assembled on the ground at 7.30 am. The programme began with an introductory address by the school Principal, Mr. Namdol Tashi.

Yoga display:IMG_8200 (Mobile)

It was was followed by the performance by students the following Pranayams and Asanas under the guidance and supervision of the PETs and teachers:

  1. Pranayam
  • Bastrika Pranayam
  • Kapalbhati
  • Anuloma Viloma
  • Bhamari Pranayam

 

  1. Asanas
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Bhujanga Asana
  • Pachimottasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Danuasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Vrikasana
  • Shavasana

Conclusion:

The Programme concluded with a talk by the Physical Teacher, Mr. Lobsang Norbu, on the benefits of Yoga practice at 8.30 am.

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Summer teaching and Tenshug by TCV family

Summer teaching and Tenshug by TCV family

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We are very fortunate to have His Holiness the Dalai Lama from May 27th to 29th forannual summer teaching for youngsters. Owing to the increased number of participants snowballing each successive year we had to make arrangement on the basketball ground to fit in all the aspirant participants coming from various locations in India and abroad under the canopy of tents in the heat of Dharamshala summer which was tenshug4undoubtedly like an air conditioned room for those coming from hot plains. The main teaching focused on the tenets of Buddhism imbibing in us the spirit of brotherhood and compassionate feeling and living a life with purpose and ultimate aim for leading a contended happy life. His Holiness expressed his concern for the education of youngsters and instilled in the minds of all the participants to take pride in our cultural background and root which springs from Buddhism. The morning session by His Holiness was further strengthened and consolidated with question answer session with learned Geshes La. We also had the opportunity to have interaction with Gaden Phodrang secretary Tsegyam la who presented his thoughts on Middle Way Approach and peaceful dialogue with Communist China. On the second day Mr. Tupten Lunrig – Ex- Kalon and standing Member of Parliament spoke on role and duties of youngsters.tenshug5

On the third day we had the rare opportunity to receive the initiation of Avalokiteskvara and Majushri empowerment. After the initiation we are fortunate to have got the opportunity to offer long life prayer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama exclusively by TCV family. Our former students and staff spread across the globe took a lot of initiative to make this event very fulfilling. We have many representatives from TCV Alumni Associations New York, New Jersey, Kathmandu, Pokhra, Ladakh and Switzerland and many others. We also had representatives from all our branches in India. Ten-shug ceremony concluded with songs and dances from all our branches in Himachal and finally everyone joined traditional Gorshey and Sangsol.

 

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The 80th birthday celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The 80th birthday celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Today is a very special day for TCV as we are blessed by the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the celebration of the 80th birthday of His Holiness. This was arranged as per the expressed wishes of Desmond Tutu to organize a grand birthday celebration while he is on a five day visit to Dharamshala to co-author a book on joy.

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As scheduled exactly at 2:30 the two Noble laureates and spiritual giants walked pass the lines of children who welcomed them with traditional song. They went straight to the junior school library to visit the exhibition to see the art work and greetings written by the children. Few of the children presented their tales of escape from Tibet in a very emotional tone making all those present wet their eyes with tears. As they walked through the convergence of the assembly, the children sang a very befitting song of melody of 80 and filled the valley with the air of joy and bliss.

After having seated on a raised platform in the midst of cheering children and huge crowd of visitors and public, His Holiness talked very briefly about the event and spoke of joy and happiness. Whereas Archbishop Tutu expressed his profound joy for being able to come all the way from South Africa to express his greetings for the birthday of His Holiness. This was followed by question answer session and both the laureates answered the questions asked by several students. Before cutting the birthday cake Archbishop stole the show by voluntarily dancing to the beautiful tune of “We are the World” and at one point even coerced His Holiness to join in the jubilation.

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There was an air of joyfulness. The festive celebration was indeed a very memorable afternoon with sojourn of two spiritual Noble laureates the world love.

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Introductory Program on the ‘Students Entrepreneurial Club’: April 16

Introductory Program on the ‘Students Entrepreneurial Club’: April 16

Upper TCV in collaboration with TED Initiative of Department of Finance – CTA organized an introductory program on the Students Entrepreneurial Club at the Herman Gminer Auditorium on the 16th April, 2015 from 11:15 am to 1:30pm. The function was held in the presence of the honorable Finance minister (Kalon), Mr. Tsering Dhundup, TED Coordinator – Mr. khenrab, the school principal – Mr. Namdol Tashi , Senior section headmistress – Mrs Nawang lhamo, and  Commerce teachers  along with  408 students of class XII and XI.

ED CLUB 2

 

The key note speaker during the function was the Finance minister Mr. Tsering Dhundup who briefed the students on the importance and purpose of initiating the  1st Entrepreneurial club in the UTCV and the role of entrepreneurs for the development of the exile Tibetan society. Kalon Tsering Dhondup la strongly emphasized the significance of economic well being in sustaining the core values of the Tibetans.

ED 3Mr. Tenzin Norsang, the student entrepreneurship and program officer of TED gave a power-point presentation on the Entrepreneurial club and its time line on introducing such club in other exile Tibetan schools. His presentation focused mainly on motivating students to be more creative and innovative. The program ended with vote of thanks from Mr. Namdol Tashi, Principal.

ED CLUB

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