8th March, 2019. A group comprised of delegations from Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and Slovakia visited the school in the morning.
After a short campus tour, the delegation met senior students and teachers in the auditorium. The delegates were escorted by the President of TCV School. All the delegates took a few minutes to extend their good wishes and express their admiration towards rich Tibetan culture and tradition.
Every word they said was motivating and inspiring. Mrs. Lucia Nicholsova from Slovakia briefly narrated the history of her country which was very much similar to Tibet’s history. She hopefully reassured that Tibet would be free one day like Slovakia. All the delegates unanimously put across the same message in their talk, “Never Lose Hope! You are Not Alone, We are With You!”Their visit and the address sow the seed of hope in the heart of every audience.
June 12, 2019: The 5th International Yoga Day was observed at
7.30 am at the school basketball ground. The gathering was attended by the
students of kindergarten to class XII, teachers and other staff. The senior school
Headmistress, Mrs. Tenzin Choekyi welcomed all to the program and briefly
introduced the significance of day which is coinciding with the summer
solstice, the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The aim of the
program is to create awareness about yoga among young and adults and to
encourage them to adopt it in their life style for better mental and physical
Mr. Tenzin Kunga, the Physical Teacher demonstrated several
favorable yoga poses with their benefits; Surya Namaskar, Singhasan, the lion
yoga pose, Hasya, the laughter yoga, etc.
The students of class IX and above were in the ground following
instructions from PE teacher, performed wonderful yoga exercises and inspired
the spectators with their flexible movements. The most spectacular sight of the
day was to watch a small group of kindergarteners doing yoga exercises so
enthusiastically at one corner. The yoga practice lasted for half an hour.
With a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, the program
concluded. Everyone seemed to have
enjoyed a lot and walked off to their classes talking about their favorite yoga
May, 2019:In this holy month of Saka Dawa (the
fourth month of Tibetan calendar),the school had its annual three- days scripture
reading program started on 13 May, 2019.The program aims tocommemorate the
sacred life of Buddha Shakyamuni: his birth, enlightenment anddeath, also to encourage
students to dedicate themselves to all kinds of positive action.
At 7am there was a long procession of class
X and XII students carrying the sacred text on their shoulder circumambulating
the entire school campus to bring good luck and blessing to the school.The actual
reading began at 9 o’clock simultaneously at the school temple and senior
section classrooms. The thirtyfive hermits invited from the hermitage above the
school and staff members read the scripturesat the school temple and students
of class VI and above read the scriptures in classroom undertheir teachers’ supervision.Members
of cultural committee and welfare committeeof the school were behind the
successful completion of Kangur reading program on 15th June. It was
indeed a spiritually blissful and virtuous time for students and staff members.
11st June, 2019: With the success of 2019 class XII Arts result, TCV
School Upper Dharamsala welcomed the third Humanities batch on 11st June,
The students from various schools i.e TCV School, Upper Dharamsala, TCV School, Bylakuppe, TCV Suja, Zanskar and SBBHS, Nepal attended the welcome orientation at Dekyi Tsering hall at 6.30 p.m.
Tenzin Choekyi, the Senior Headmistress introduced the members of the Managing
Committee, Faculty members, Advisory Committee members, home mothers and
student council members to the school. The School Director, Mr. Tsultrim welcomed
the students and talked about the various facilities of the school. He further
told the students that they must use these facilities judiciously. Following
the school Director, Mrs. Ngawang Lhamo, the School Principal congratulated the
students on their successful class X result and stressed on the importance of
good teacher student relationship for a successful result, and that they must
the morning of 12nd April, all the students were taken on a guided
tour by the Student council at 7.30 am. Since discipline is the foundation
stone to a successful school, the school Advisory Committee familiarized the
students with the various rules and regulations of the school in the evening of
12th April at 6.30 p.m.
The reading of kangyur and Tengyur; a collection of translation of Buddha’s teaching and collection of translations of treatises respectively by the senior students and staff members from 13th June proved as a good omen for the new students as they move towards their career with their chosen stream.
30th, 2019: The evening of 30th May witnessed the
Inter-house cultural competition of TCV School, Upper Dharamsala in Herman
Gmeiner hall. Unlike the previous year which focused on the traditional opera,
this year, the focus was on the Tibetan traditional dance and song. The much
awaited mega event finally concluded with over 400 participants performing with
excellence to get the trophy.
Karma Yuthok Gelek, Kalon to Department of Religion and Culture graced the
event as its chief guest. Trained by their house masters with the help of other
teachers, each house performed with perfectionism. The competition no wonder
was down-to-the-wire neck and neck. This year, Songtsen house came out
over 500 students learning and practicing Tibetan cultural songs and dance for
the whole month of May, the whole environment of the school seemed changed. The
sounds of Tibetan musical instruments with melodious voice of students singing
at their highest pitch filled the whole air. Everywhere, students as well as
staff members could be found humming the songs they hear every day. Tenzin
Nangsel, a student from USA who joined this school temporarily was even found
performing with grace and perfection in both the dances of her house during the
annual inter-house cultural competition which was started way back in the 1980s
aims at imbibing in our children our rich Tibetan cultural art. This program is
one of the most important programs of the school. Since this program involves
maximum number of participation, the program also teaches our students team
work and dedication.
annual Senior Section English Elocution Contest for grade
VI to VIII was held at 7pm at Hermann Gmeiner auditorium. The school principal Mrs.
Nawang Lhamo la was the chief guest for the event. There were twelve
elocutionists who got selected at the preliminary round conducted by the
concerned English teachers. The contest had three sections; poetry recitation
for class VI, speech delivery for class VII and presentation of monologue for
class VIII. The judges for the event were Mr. Dhondup Gyalpo la the headmaster of Junior Section,
Dr Zos Bhatia a former TCV PGT English teacher, and Mrs. Tsering Dolkar la, PGT
English teacher. The selected poem for the recitation was The Brook by Alfred
Lord Tennyson. The contestants representing class VII had delivered speeches
given by famous activists and leaders: Malala Yousafzsai and Michelle Obama. The best elocutionist prize from
the poetry section was bagged by Master Tal Tenzin Yonten of VI B, from the speech
delivery section Ms Tenzin Choedhen of VII D got the first prize and Ms Tenzin
Woeser of VIII D was the best elocutionist from the third section – dramatic
enactment. The chief guest awarded the contestants with a gift for their awesome
4TH May: The students of Senior Section, Upper TCV,
Dharamsala were introduced to a club named ‘Readers of Dalai Lama’ in the
morning of 4th May, 2019. 680 students and 40 teachers gathered in
the Herman Gmeiner hall. Every one listened with great enthusiasm as Mr.
Ngawang Tseten, the founder of RDL shared his motives behind the formation of
this club. An orator by nature, he attracted the large number of audience with
his anecdotes. He talked on the importance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for
the people of world in general and Tibetans in particular, and the ultimate
benefits of reading the books of and listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Readers of Dalai Lama, RDL, a voluntary
club, was first formed in TCV Suja by Mr. Ngawang Tseten. Because of its wise
mission and the success in TCV Suja, the club is formed in other TCV branches
Mrs. Ngawang Lhamo, the school Principal
appreciated Mr. Ngawang Tseten for his project and assured that UTCV will also
form RDL, so that the students of UTCV also benefit from this club.