Swachch Bharat Abhiyan (2nd October)

Swachch Bharat Abhiyan (2nd October)


The 154th birth anniversary of the father of the nation Gandhi was celebrated with a very befitting program of cleanliness campaign. Gandhi was particularly very concerned about personal habits and even considered “Sanitation more important than independence”. Swachch Bharat Abhiyan was coined by Prime Minister Modi and was replicated with very serious note and concern. Swachch Bharat was launched with combined morning assembly and deliberated everyone to make a difference with our clean-up program as a mark of respect to the Father of Nation. The Environment club distributed the whole area from Dal Lake to Tibet Charity Animal center with excellent logistic plan. The majority of the area for clean-up was off the campus. It was painful to note that because of dearth of dumping facilities the residents as well as shop keepers in the localities had no choice than to dump their refused on the hillside making the area infested with dirt and plastic covers. Students and staff with green T-shirts did an excellent job collecting plastics, domestic refused and pads. The welfare Office made the truck available for us to clear the refused we have collected from the hillside. After several hours to picking all the rubbish from the hillside, it was made spick and span and spotless with natural surroundings. Unfortunately all the natural surroundings will once again be infested with dirt and plastics.  Our long time solution would be to have dumping facilities near Dal Lake and below White House. The Municipal Cooperation and Settlement Office should make such facilities available, only than it surely will make a difference in the life of so many residents. This kind of clean-up is ongoing and unless people change their habit it is no solution.

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The annual Class XI vs Class XII English Debate is an important literary event in the school calendar. This year’s debate was held on Tuesday, 1 September at the Hermann Gmeiner auditorium. Over the years students have debated on various topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to the role that the internet plays in our lives today. Every debate has always been a learning experience for the debaters and the audience.

This year we decided to debate on the use of capital punishment also known as the death penalty in dealing with criminals. The motion was ‘This House believes that capital punishment should be abolished in every country.’ Capital punishment is an emotive and a divisive subject and while there is a growing number of people calling for it to be universally abolished, there is also a vocal group of fierce defenders who argue that it is the best way to deal with criminals guilty of horrific acts such as terrorism, rape and child murder. The recent hanging of Yakub Memon, one of the accused in the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993, polarized the Indian people over the use of the death penalty and brought forth fresh arguments for and against it. This spurred us to take up the subject and frame the motion for this year’s debate.

The students of Class XI who supported the motion argued passionately with relevant examples and data to support their points and deservedly won the debate. Tenzin Sherab of Class XI D was excellent and received the award for Best Speaker while Tenzin Phentok of Class XI C was second runner-up.

The Class XII students who opposed the motion also put up a spirited fight but found it difficult to sustain an argument FOR death. However, Lobsang Choedan of Class XII B did a splendid job and received the runner-up award. The other participants Tenzin Kunga of XI C, Youla Dolma of XII B and Tsetan Dolma of XII C, who also did very well inspite of this being their first public debate received certificates of participation from the school principal Mr Namdol Tashi la who was the chief guest. The audience took a very keen interest in the subject judging by the number of students who came up from the floor to share their views. All in all it was a productive evening and one is certain that next year’s debate will be just as good!

 SCIENCE DAY – September 21 & 22

The department of Science & Mathematics of senior section has organized two days ‘On stage Science Exhibition’ before the assembly  on  21st and 22nd of September  2015 to mark the ‘Science Day’. Every year we celebrate science day in our school in an effort to achieve following aims and objectives


  • Enable students to enhance scientific temperament and presentation skills.
  • Enable students to become independent learner and develop confidence.
  • Enable students to discover new mechanical skills.
  • Enable students to initiate discoveries and improve their general awareness.
  • Enable students to enjoy learning science through research, simple discoveries and learning by doing or experimenting.
  • Provide students practical experience in using scientific methods.


Science Day Programme: The events include two days on stage Science Exhibition, displays of important scientific and mathematics facts at various notice boards lying outside the classes and an open quiz competition for every student from class nine to twelve.

On Stage Science Exhibition

Science exhibition is a platform for the students to promote practical experience in using the scientific methods and help stimulate their interest in scientific inquiry. This year we had introduced ‘ON STAGE LIVE EXHIBITION ‘     in which eleven selected groups have given live demonstrations in front of the senior assembly in two shifts .The show was well crafted with the skilful live shots taken by Mr Lobsang Tenzin la  with the use of technologies. The program was well received by the audience with great interest. We had the presence of our school principal Mr. Namdol Tashi la to witness and as one of the judges of the exhibition. He has graciously given some feedback at the end of the final ‘On Stage Exhibition.’

  1. The key aspects of the project were:
  2. Any participating individual or team prepared an exhibit/project/model.
  3. The exhibit/model was either: – a working model                                                   – an investigation based project -a demonstration
  1. Preliminary Science Project selection rounds:

We had 16 participating groups from class nine and ten, each having four or five students who came to grasp the opportunity and got registered for the science project competition on 31st August, 2015.  There were around 50 students who are involved in the preliminary round.  The preliminary selection round was done jointly by science and maths teachers in the staff computer lab.  They sacrificed their time after the school. We are particularly proud of the students who came to join the preliminary round as our key focus is to reach out to the students. However at the eleventh hour, we had to drop our idea of organising this project exhibition in school hall due to some inconveniences which are likely to happen due to  the busy after school extra classes . So we have made up our minds to do on stage live exhibition for which we did another round of selection among the 16 participating teams on 18th of September who would enter in the final actual competition. So after the second preliminary selection round, the following eleven projects qualified for the final ‘On Stage Science Exhibition’

  1. Bouncing egg and growing ice (XD)
  2. Magic Balloon(IXB)
  3. Quick sand and hot air lamp(XP)
  1. Why sun appears red during sunset and sunrise?(XD)
  2. Electricity from salt solution(XG)
  3. Centre of gravity(XB)
  • Volcanic eruption(IXS)
  • Bernoulli’s Principle and water rocket(XS)
  1. Time taken by brain and reading without glasses(IXP)
  2. Hydro-electricity (XB)
  3. Understanding the power of friction(IXB)

Display of Science and Maths facts and Mathematical Quiz Round:

Mr. Lobsang Tenzin la has taken extra effort in preparing some interesting facts related to earth and astronomy which were displayed on the outside notice board and many students were seen attracted to this information.

IQ maths quiz questions were posted on the outside board, two questions on the first day and two questions on the second day.  This enabled the maximum number of students to participate.  Twenty-two students answered the questions correctly.


Three judges were requested to mark the different aspects of the exhibition as per the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Scientific principle
  • Technical skill
  • Utility
  • Presentation

Every student who participated in’ on stage science exhibition’ was given a certificate and the two students who won the top exhibition were given certificates and a trophy.  All the students who gave correct response for the puzzle quiz were honoured with a pen.


On 24th  September 2015, 181  students of Class XII commerce along with 7 concerned subject teachers visited Kangra Fort, Himachal flourmills Pvt. Ltd.  at Kangra , Gyutoe Monastery and Norbulingka Institute as part of this year educational tour. This educational tour is being organized with the motive of enhancing students’ knowledge and bringing business studies textbook along with the real life experience. It helps the students in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge in classroom and application of that theoretical knowledge in real life situation in business organization.

The objectives of this tour are to learn the following:
a) To enable the students to know the Importance of management.
b)  To help the students to recognize the functions of management.

  1. c) To know how business enterprises survive in a competitive market.
    d) To classify Workload Analysis and Workforce Analysis in business enterprises
  2. e) To know the application of principles of management.

In order to make the tour more fruitful, students were divided into groups so as to submit a project per the guidelines of CBSE.


The School celebrated its annual Staff Day with great pomp and show as usual All the Staffs and Students above class 9 were gathered in very beautifully decorated Hermann Gmeiner  hall at 9 am to celebrate Staff Day.  The Students had prepared different songs and dance to express their gratitude towards all the staffs and even cooked delicious lunch, which shows their skill and competence in cooking along with singing and dancing. There was a function on the basketball ground The Staffs were happy to see lots of fresh faces on the stage participating in program. There were also games organized among the staffs on the basketball ground, where all the teachers heartily participated with fun. Day ended with delightful and memorable program.


The annual Class XI vs Class XII Tibetan Extempore Debate was held on Thursday, 10 September at the Hermann Gmeiner auditorium. There were five participants each from Class XI and XII. The Participants were given topic on the spot and each debater had to speak for five minutes to support or against the motion. All the participants argued passionately with relevant examples to support their points.

The prize for the Best Speaker was awarded to Tamdin Wangyal of Class XII C

The prize for the second position was awarded to Tenzin Tseten of Class XI C

The prize for the third position went to Kunchok Sonam of Class XI C

The school principal Mr Ngodup Wangdue presided over the function as Chief Guest. It was a productive evening.


This year’s TPG concluding day was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Deckyi Tsering Hall. All the staff members from four sections gathered at 2p.m. The School Principal gave an introductory speech with an inspiring short movie clip. The Middle Section, Science Department shared lesson study of class VI Chapter “Composting” and the math department of Junior Section shared lesson Study on “Word problem applying four basic mathematic Operation”  A group of Senior Section teachers shared Book Reading- “Khache phalu’s Advice” which contains  relevant advices worth to be shared to the staff members. The TCV Mcloed Day school teachers dis a review on the book titled ‘The Book whisperer’.

The programme ended at  6:00 p.m. with a speech from the chief guest, Mr. Sonam Sichoe, The Education Director of TCV School.


Like last year, this year also we observed Riglam month in the month of September under the Guidance of our Religious Teachers Geshe Atenla, Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsen la and Geshe Ngawang Gelek la.  Three Teachers spent their evenings with the students who voluntarily enrolled for Riglam practice scheduled from 4:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m.for the whole month. The Students also got opportunity to visit Dolma Ling Nunnery on September 11 and Shugseb Nunnery on September 22. They saw how Riglam is being practiced in the Nunneries. The students practiced the Riglam with utmost interest and dedication.  Khen Rinpoche of Namgyal Monastery who was invited as the the Chief Guest on Riglam Concluding Day  appreciated the students taking interest and participation in Riglam The students of three different levels of classes presented Riglam at the school basket ground on the concluding day.

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Conclusion of Dialectic Month

Conclusion of Dialectic Month

The logic and dialectic project was formally concluded on 28th September in the presence of the Abbot of Namgyal Monastary Thamtog Rinpoche. This very powerful and time tested mode of aligning our learning outcome through analytical deduction using logics and dialectic is a proven method to cement your learning activities. In tuning our learning pedagogy from rote method to analytical and systematic deduction is the call of the day and is gaining popularity after the reintroduction and revival of dialectical practice in the centers of learning.

This project has been going on very seriously and gained much momentum when we involve our children to engage in dialectic question answer session with various monks and nuns in the vicinity of TCV. Children visited nunneries and monasteries to have very meaningful interaction with several of them. When the department of Education organized Dialectic Week in TCV many of our students had the opportunity to participate.

In the midst of several academic demands we were able to devote the last period every day to engage our children in this century old powerful mode of learning. Three of our religious teachers have done a wonderful job in engaging our children seriously in dialectic and logic class. With the introduction of this method, we found our learning very meaningful in not accepting everything blindly but reinforced our learning with inquiry mind and dialectical practice.

Rev. Thamtog Tulku shared his experience of studying Buddhist philosophy for over 25 years with dialectic practice. This time tested century old mode of learning is spreading far and wide gaining popularity in the educational institutes. His Holiness wished all of us in the education line to use this method to reinforce our learning.

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Staff day – 5th September

Staff day – 5th September

Since 1962, 5th September is celebrated as TEACHERS’ day throughout India to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Sarveppali Radhakhrishnan, but in TCV because of our unique setup, we celebrate this day as STAFF DAY. For the students’ council this is indeed their battlefield to test their logistic, leadership and planning capabilities. This year under the able incumbent leadership of school captain master Tenzin Drukda and Miss Younga the Staff Day was celebrated with fun and frolic. After the formal introductory speeches by the students council selected song and dance items were presented to the staff. We moved over to the main basketball ground after the morning function and were engaged in various entertaining fun games which everyone enjoyed. For lunch every one of us were ushered in Dekyi Tsering auditorium. As we entered all of us were spellbound with very inviting decorations and setups. This is for the first time that we had candle light luncheon with all the glow of the sunlight ward off with thick decorative curtains and candle lit tables. All of us enjoyed the treat of delicious food and professional service.

In the evening we were again entertained with series of dance items and a movie entitled   “CHOEMEY” was screened specially for staff as a premium show. This movie was directed and scripted by Master Sonam Topgyal. For a student to come out with his debut directorial movie was in fact a very encouraging achievement.

Thank you and Thukjeche for the wonderful day.


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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.


“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


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.



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.


 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.



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.


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.


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.


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”.


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


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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