Orientation and school opening- 2015

 Orientation and school opening- 2015



After two months’ winter break all the teaching staff reported on 27th February to attend two days orientation on Saturday and Sunday. We are indeed very fortunate to have ex Kalon Tripa Professor Samdhong Rinpoche to give us a very penetrating talk focusing on inter-personal relationship based on our motto “Others before self”. His deliberation also touched on many important components of personal traits befitting corporate personnel who play pivotal roles in the life of our children. Staff members were briefed about EDC and MDC meeting resolutions that need to be implemented during the current academic session. Section-wise meeting followed making every one ready to for the big task ahead.



The school opening ceremony was organized today on the 2nd March in Dekyi Tsering Hall because of the ongoing CBSE examination in Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium. Mr. Penpa Tsering the speaker of the House was the guest of honour. Being the first day after a long holiday both the principal and the director set the stage for a very productive year ahead. Students’ councils as well as committee members of Advisory, Welfare and Games were formally introduced and offered traditional scarf with best wishes for success in their mammoth task.


The school opening ceremony honoured our senior managerial staffs who have worked for 25, 30 and 40 years respectively and have spent the prime time of their life in the work of TCV. The speaker and the chief guest Mr. Penpa Tsering strongly showed his deep appreciation for the contribution made by these senior staff specially our general secretary Mr. Thupten Dorjee and President Mr. Tsewang Yeshi for their very long years of dedicated service.

 Thirty years’ service award:

  1. Rev Karma Tsering TGT Tibetan
  2. Ngawang Choezom – Librarian Infant Section

25 years’ service award:

  1. Tseten Dorjee – TGT Maths
  2. Phuntsok Choedhen – Senior Accountant
  3. Tashi Tsomo – TGT Maths


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12th Jan 2015 Lhabag Temple of  Mendoling monastery.

This wonderful tour was organized by our village director Mr. NgodupWangdu la.  He was accompanied by 3 staff members and 50 students of which 15 were girls and 35 were boys. The students come from class 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. We started our tour on Sunday at 4.00 AM early morning with pack breakfast and lunch.

We are deeply thankful to our supporter friends and also to TCV Dharamsala Alumni for giving pocket money to the children. This beautiful journey wouldn’t have been possible without their kind support. Thank you once again to all of them.

 10th Jan 2015

Mr. LhakpaDhondup la, Director of VTC- Selakui and the staff members gave us a very warm welcome with traditional Tibetan scarf upon our arrival and then gave us a very delicious welcome dinner at 9.00 PM.

 11th Jan 2015 (Day one)


We began our first day of study tour by walking around TCV School, Selakui campus with the principal Mr. Duke Tsering la and headmaster Mr.TsultriumKalsang la from 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM. The tour was very educative and we particularly love the unique cow project and moreover those cows look very healthy and seem to provide plenty of milk.


Tour in VTC campus


The staff and students at VTC-Selakui gave us a hearty welcome and later the Director of the institution Mr. LhakpaDhondup la presented us with a wonderful power point presentation of TCV VTC campus and all the different trade of the center.  After that we split into four groups and got a very clear picture of the VTC.


We were amazed to find such a wonderful vocational centre where all those students were given good facilities and excellent training to progress in their respective chosen profession. Finally, the team of cookery and Food & Beverage students have prepared and organized a grand lunch for all of us. It was one of the most amazing team works which we have seen.




Mindroling monastery is one of the larger Buddhist monasteries in India and visiting this monastery filled us with strong devotion to the Buddha and his teachings. We were also lucky to get an audience with H E TaklungTsetrul Rinpoche and HE RigoTulku Rinpoche in the monastery.


The evening we spent at Clement Town was a wonderful one and there we circumambulated around the great LhababChorten (Lhabab Stupa). After the tour of the Mendrolling monastery ended, the directorgave the students one hour free time to explore the Tibetan colony on their own.


13th Jan 2015, Tuesday (Day 2)


Mussoorie Tour:


We were welcomed by THF general secretary Col PenpaTsering la and he gave a very inspiring message to the students in his office. They had arranged school campus tour and a sumptuous lunch for the visiting staff and students of Upper TCV School, Dharamsala. We also visited Central School for Tibetans Happy Valley. Mr.Ngodup la Rector briefed us about the school and shared us his experiences and advised students study hard and to serve for the community in future. After the visit to these institution two hours tour to Mussoorie town was given and children enjoyed every minute in the wonderful hill

station of Mussoorie. After that we returned to VTC Selakui and reached there at about 6.00 PM.


14th Jan 2015, Wednesday (Day 3)


Tour to Rajpur:


We visited Sakya Dolma Phodrang on the 14th Jan 2015 at 10.00.AM and we had a special audience with HE the SakyaTrizin and Rinpoche blessed us with special prayer. Thereafter we went to Jangchup lingand the holy gonpa and where we were served lunch in the gonpaby the monks.  In the afternoon a friendly football match was played between VTC students and UTCV students.


15th Jan 2015,Thursday ( Day 4)


Tour to Hardiwar and Swami Ramdev Ashram:


The ancient Hindu’s holy city of Haridwar is located 75 km away from Dehradun and the place isregarded as one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. Every year millions of devotees come here to take a holy dip into the river Ganga. We could visit the holy place and spent about two hours and enjoyed the Ganga which originated from Tibet.


After our two hours in Ganga River we left for Swami Ramdev’s Ashram which is 20 km far away from Haridwar and there we had our lunch in the Ashram and it was very clean and healthy. The cost of one thali is just Rs. 64/- only and it is served with different varieties of vegetables. We all enjoyed the lunchand then tour for about 30 minutes in his Ashram.


16th Jan 2015 (Day 5)


Toured to Forest Research Institute of India,(FIR) is different and very educative. We have seen six museums in FIR and spend two hours in that wonderful place. Those museums are all about forest and animals such as insects and wild mammals. FIR taught us how to preserve forest and how important role is being played by trees and the amazing animals in protecting our ecosystem. It reminded us on how each one of us can do our own bits in saving our mother earth from deforestation and climate change.


Mr.LhakpaDhondup and the students of Secretarial trade arranged us farewell party with bonfire. Children enjoyed the last evening in VTC -Selakui and many of our children sung different song till 10.30 pm


17th Jan 2015 (Day 6)


Back home to TCV Upper Dharamsala from VTC Selakui (Dehradun)


We got up early in the morning at 4 .00 AM, had our breakfast, packed our belongings and left on bus to our place. We left with many beautiful memories to cherish in the rest of our lives. We were very much thankful to the Director, principal, staffs and students of TCV Selakui for their generous hospitality. We had our pack lunch on the way at 12.30 PM and enjoyed the delicious chicken briyani with soup on a roadside field.


The way back…….Herbertpur, Pontashib, Nahan, via Simla road solan road, Hamirpur, Kangra ,Kangra,DharamsalaDallake , Upper TCV.


We reached here at around 11.00 PM and had a wonderful dream about the 2015 educational tour.



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Term –II Summative Exam: (December 18-29)

Term –II Summative Exam: (December 18-29)


The Second Summative exam for Class IX and X began on December 18. It was three hours of nail-biting time for the students appearing for the exams. A total of 247 students comprising 58 students of Class X and 189 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 annual examination on December 23, 2014 and will end in December 29, 2014. There are 206 students in Class XI and 154 students in Class XII. All the teachers have worked tirelessly for months along with their students by rendering extra classes in the evenings.  The school expects students to perform well and achieve success in the exam.

Soon after the exam, the school closing function will be held on December 31, 2014 and then those students who have parents and guardians will leave for winter vacation. The remaining students will stay back and the school will arrange suitable winter program tailored to their needs and their aptitude. Class XII students will have one month extra coaching for XII CBSE exam held every year in March

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End of the year activities:

December activities : 1st December

Tibetan Traditional dance and song evening.

This program is organised by our Tibetan music teacher, she takes 19 different classes and she has to teach 19 different  songs and dance to the children. She is allowed to teach only traditional songs and dance. This year we had a very successful evening and there were lots of entertaiment  and they really enjoyed the evening with lots of colourful clothes and beautiful make ups. We are in deed very happy to have many of our  parents for the evening gathering.

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sing a song


Every year we have two big exams, FIRST TERM EXAM IN JULY and SECOND TERM EXAM IN DECEMBER and all the chidren has to give these two exams.  According to their performace in these two exams we promote them to the next level but in primary section  from class 1 to 5 we have to promote every child to the next level and thats our policy. The children are writing beautifully even bit cold here in Dharamsala.

Exam time table :

23rd Dec               Monday              Science

24th Dec              Tuesday              English

25th Dec              wednesday       Math

26th Dec              Thursday             Social studies

27th Dec              Friday                 Tibetan

2nd exam (2) 2nd exam (3) 2nd exam

10th December

10Th December is a very special day for all the Tibetans.  On this day H.H the 14th Dalai Lama recieved the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Every year we celebrate this day with lots of fun and entertaiments and we also participated in the official function.

This year a group of 16 TCV boys and girls performed a local folk dance called Milini during the official function and they really danced marvelously and the crowd cheered very loudly and its such a fantastic dance.

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The 125th Birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru of our host country is celebrated as children’s day in India because of his immense love for the children every year on 14th November. Nehru is specially remembered for being the instrumental in setting  separate schools for Tibetan refugee children – Central Tibetan Schools Administration under the Ministry of Human Resource. Since early sixties these schools are very important components of our education and produced thousands of educated youngsters that take up entire the administrative responsibilities in our exile community.

TCV has a very well established tradition of celebrating Children’s day with immense splendor and grandeur. Our children await the day with much excitement for fun and frolic. This year senior school staff took the entire responsibility for the organization of program and decoration of the hall. The decoration of the auditorium was done with strong message to the children from the time they are conceived to the adult world. The principal Mr. Namdol Tashi elaborated on the theme of this year’s decoration with very interesting anecdote and made all of us in the hall connect with our own mother. After the formal function in the hall all the four sections under their able section head with their team of teachers distributed cakes, muffins and cold drinks to all the children while the Junior and Infant schools’ interesting party games were in full swing and progress. Special lunch was prepared by our Amala and children enjoyed the relishing lunch.

The children’s day in TCV is also marked as a changeover of school leadership. The former school captain and prefects pass on the reign of school council’s responsibilities to the newly elected school captains and prefects. Everyone agree that the present school council have done a wonderful job this year and we would expect the same kind of responses from the newly elected school council.

The crescendo of the children’s day program is the special variety show by all our staff. We had items from Bollywood to local Ghadi dance. Children enjoyed the show and watched their teachers, Amalas and other support staff take up the floor and made all of us in the packed hall roar with laughter and applauded with full appreciation.


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Inter-school dialectic week:

Inter-school dialectic week:

DSCN1662TCV hosted inter school dialectic week as per request from the office of Department of Education. We have about one hundred and ten students from nineteen different schools from the Northern region. This rich program gave plenty of opportunities to the participating children to sharpen their intelligence applying logical induction for comprehensive deduction. The application of such chain of thoughts consolidates ones learning experience and lays a solid foundation. This is the fifth such program organized by the department of Education.

Children took active participation in our school program and also haDSCN1653d the opportunity to interact with the monks from Kirti, Namgyal and Dialectic school. Nuns from Gaden Choeling also joined them in the courtyard of main temple and had a very meaningful dialectical debate.

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Inter-School Declamation – 3rd October 2014

Inter-School Declamation – 3rd October 2014

The celebration of Gandhi Jayanti was observed as “International Day of Non-Voilence” as declared by United Nations. This year is the 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi. The program was scheduled on the birthday of Gandhiji but with the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama along with two Noble Laureates – Judy William and Shrin Edabi  on the 2nd October, the program was postponed until 3rd October. We organized Inter-School Declamation focusing on “The power of non-violence”.  The program was dedicated to express our gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and also to thank the government of India for being an excellent host for the Tibetans since 1959. We have four schools participating in the declamation and feel obliged to DAV and Gurukul for their active participation in spite of the fact that the day also coincided with Deshera celebration. We have two participants from each school and all of them spoke with perfect flow of the language focusing on the power of non-violence.  The program began with traditional dance and ended with a group song by class XI befitting the day. We are indeed very grateful to our chief guest Mr. Desh Raj – DSP for being with us despite his very busy schedule. Mementos and certificate were presented to all the participants.










Rajat Katoch – DAV Public School


Tenzin Tsephell – TCV Upper Dharamshala


Tenzin Palmo – TCV G


Lobsang Dawa – TCV Gopalpur


Shreya Sharma -BD DAV Public School


Shivangi – Gurukul Sr. Secondary School


Tenzin Choeyang – TCV Upper Dharamshala

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