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Teaching by Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche – 17th October

Teaching by Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche – 17th October


We are blessed with the visit of Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche on 17th October. All the staff attended his teaching voluntarily. Dekyi Tsering auditorium was filled with our staff as well as all our retired staff and several nuns from Nepal. His teaching and initiation on medicinal Buddha lasted for about an hour and half.  His very penetrating deliberation and teachings kept all of us motionless with total engrossment.


His teaching is down to earth and made us realize the folly of reciting our prayers mindlessly without thinking about the meaning of the text. He emphasized that our actions should be in congruence with our beliefs and motivation which then can effortlessly turn these into meritorious actions. He made a beautiful connection between our day to day work and our ethical mindset to bring your life style to a higher level.

Presence of Jhaso Rinpoche was very empowering and motivational.

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Anti-Bullying Month

Anti-Bullying Month


Bullying in schools and institutions are very common but unfortunately the victims dare hardly speak out for the fear of being bullied and ridiculed again. This silent trend is like a killer disease CANCER keeping the victims withdrawn and down affecting their studies and growth adversely. These incidents become very emotional when the victims share their experience with chocked throat and wet eyes. This happens only when everything is over and when they feel safe and secure.


In order to rid of these very serious trends in the school we have declared AUGUST as the month of Anti-Bully month. Management committee members visited homes to have family meeting over their dinner and shared experience where children were intimated or ridiculed by bully. Children were encouraged to open up and share their personal experience where they felt being bullied. This has no doubt created a very cordial atmosphere and all the children and grown-ups were made aware of menaces of such bad habits in the homes and schools.


The month long program created awareness though various activities like essay writing, poster contest and beautiful skits.  Our school counselors Mrs. Choezom Tsering and Mrs. Tsering Dolkar took lot of initiatives to comb the entire area where such incidents occur. Anti-Bully month was concluded with presentation by both the counselors and skits by senior, middle and junior schools. This campaign did make a difference and all the students signed a declaration pledging:

I will not bully

I will not let anyone bully me.

I will stand and speak up for the victims.


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Indian Independence Day Celebration

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The 70th Indian Independence Day was celebrated in TCV in Hermann Gmeiner Hall simultaneously when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the nation from iconic Red Ford ramparts. To honour and express our gratitude to India we invited Assistant Commissioner of Block Development Officer Mr. Dharmesh to be the guest of honour. The program started in very simple yet fitting decoration of the hall done by the Middle school. Mr. Phuntsok Namgyal – Tibetan language teacher of middle school after welcoming the chief guest began series of programs depicting the national pride of India from Rio Olympic medal aspirants and national sport icons. Each section presented suitable cultural items and kept everyone in the hall fully occupied for about an hour and half.


Whenever we celebrate the Independence Day of our host country it instills in us a sense of urgency and hope for our situation. We wait for the day when His Holiness the Dalai Lama returns back to our country, when there is reunion of Tibetans in Tibet and outside and when His Holiness addresses from POTALA PALACE.


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Cooking lesson for home mothers

Cooking lesson for home mothers

DSCN8176While nurturing our children under our care, our primary concern is children’s health. Besides numerous activities focusing on the health and hygiene of our children our main focus is on children’s dietary. Several nutrition experts   including VTC Cookery trade and institute’s director Mr. Lhakpa Dhondup and Home Mothers’ director Mrs. Kalsang Choedon Sharling were consulted to plan out a menu in our schools that would be affordable within our set budget. They took lot of initiatives to have our children a balanced diet with sufficient calories for their growth and that too within our shoe string budget on boarding.

DSCN8168The first step was training to the catering personals in VTC which was organized immediately after our administrative meeting in January when we had minimum number of children staying in the Villages because of winter holiday. They worked out a menu that can be prepared from our normal dry ration and vegetable.  Mr. Karma Richoe from our kitchen went for a ten day intensive cooking training at the institute.

DSCN8171On his return further training to our home mothers and catering staff was arranged in small units consisting of five mothers at a time. With whatever provision was provided, Karma along with our home mothers learnt the trick to provide a best combination. They particularly took an alternative move to prepare food without onion and tomatoes when the price of these items sky rocked so much so that these would not be within our reach sometimes.  No expensive ingredients were used. They made full use of the ingredients and provision that were in supply. The training by Mr. Kartma Richoe did make a difference in our children’s menu.


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The 100th working day of 2016

The 100th working day of 2016

Our tiny toddlers in the Infant school celebrate their 100th working day every year with very special program capturing their interest and making them glued with rapt attention to the activities they are engaged in. The idea of celebrating the 100th day was brought to us after our heads visited US Embassy School back in early 2000s. Every working day is accounted for and makes special cumulative event like drawing a design every day, planting 100 seeds or learning to count up to hundred with different combination and with practical examples of beats in unit, tens and hundreds. It is indeed very encouraging to hear our students count very confidently at the top of their voice. Children in the age range of 3 to 4.

DSCN8140Our children turned up in their best attire and awaited the conclusion with a big treat of games and eateries.

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Geshe Thupten Jinpa talks to the teaching faculties.

Geshe Thupten Jinpa talks to the teaching faculties.

DSCN8127The principal interpreter to His Holiness the Dalai Lama Geshe Thupten Jinpa La is currently in Dharamshala in connection with some book project in the private office. While he is here we took full advantage of his presence and requested him to spare some time to be with our staff and children. This is no doubt such a rare opportunity to be in the presence of highly educated Tibetan Geshe who is not only well versed in the Buddhist studies but also in modern philosophy with his Ph.D. credential from Cambridge University.  Among the educated youngsters it is rare to find such a person who is on the top of his academic pinnacle in both western and eastern philosophy with excellent grasp of language skill in Tibetan and English.DSCN8132

Geshe Thupten Jinpa is the principal interpreter to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985 and now with over 30 years of his selfless service to His Holiness he is widely known for his wide range and depth of his learning with very good command in English as well as in Tibetan. He has several bestselling books to his credit and has translated several books of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is a visiting fellowship scholar at Stanford and McGill University.

We are very fortunate to have in depth discussion with Geshe La on the wide range of topic starting with our teaching methodology and instilling in our children self-confidence based on our understanding of compassion and Buddhachitta. Several of our doubts are very explicitly cleared by Geshe La.  Listening to such a highly self-taught scholars make us proud to be Tibetan who is a product of century old system of our education in our monastic institutions which stood the test of time and has not affected the actual learning with the glow and glisters of modern education.DSCN8134

Geshe La also spent some quality time with our Amalas and encouraged them to practice compassion while they are on the job of nurturing children. Their very nature and job is compassion in action.DSCN8136

Geshe La very kindly agreed to be with our senior students on August 3rd when they finish their SA examination. Children are eagerly looking forward to be in his presence.DSCN8131

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