Talk by former Katri prof. Samdhong Rinpoche – July 25th
We are very fortunate to have former Katri prof. Samdhong Rinpoche visit us and gave a very penetrating and scholastic talk pertaining to the propitiation of Dogyal. This was the outcome of the volley of questions posed to the speaker Mr. Penpa Tsering and Sikhong Dr. Lobsang Sengye during summer teaching. It looks increasingly apparent that many youngsters do not have the clear understanding of Dogyal propitiation and incessant problems in our society because of Dogyal connections. The most respected and learned Samdhong Rinpoche focused his delivery on those unanswered questions which left many in the cloud of mystery. Rinpoche with his vast mine of knowledge tackled these doubts and questions with historical and legal prospective and made all of us in the hall undoubtedly pristine clear and shed all our doubts. One and half hours of talk followed by another hour of question answer session was without an iota of doubt very clear and penetrating.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Advice Concerning Dolgyal (Shugden)
WORKSHOP ON COMPUTER & INTERNET SECURITY FOR SENIOR TEACHERS: 14th & 15th April Under the direction from the Education Director, Mr. Phuntsok from TCV head office conducted the workshop on ‘computer and internet security’ for the senior teachers for two days on 14th & 15th April from 4:30pm -6:30pm at Old CRC. The Principal, the headmistress and the teachers took keen interest in learning how to keep computer safe from misuse and e-fraud. The workshop also highlighted on the use of internet for profession and work -related matters.
TIBET-OUR-COUNTRY: 30th APRIL Upper TCV School observed a month long Tibet-Our Country dedicated to the ‘year of gratitude to His holiness the Dalai Lama’ during which teachers and students put their best efforts to showcase to make it fun and learning experience. Students and staffs of the senior section under the guidance of the headmistress organized various programs such as
- Incorporation and teaching of certain portion of Lhek-shay lo-sar ming je, Shae-Tring and Re-Dhak kyi –Tam to all the classes.
- PPT on Substance Abuse in Tibetan language on 29th April.
- Humorous Talk on 21st April.
- Quiz on’My Land and My People’ on 30th April.
- Distribution of the 13 chapters to class IX, X, XI and XII. Every Tuesday 3 students from each class presented their allotted topic during the morning assembly.
- Students to self –evaluate their daily action in accordance with the ’10 virtue and 16 code of ethics’ framed by the 33rd king Songsten Gompo of Tibet. At the end of the month, respective class teachers to collect the students self-evaluated data and submit it to the headmistress’ office.
- Tibetan verses and Buddhism terminology from the religious text and other sources to be displayed in the school campus.
On 30th April, all the section staff and students assembled at the Basketball ground along with section heads and the Principal to observe the Tibet –Our –Country Programme. Mrs. Sonam Dolma ,the Education Director, presided over the function as the chief guest. The function was also graced by the presence of Head Office dignitary. The School principal, Mr. Namdol Tashi gave the introductory speech which was followed by the presentation of section-wise report on their Tibet-our-Country. Master Tenzin Dorjee of class XII and Gule Tharchin of class XI presented a humorous talk on how our Tibetan spoken language is facing a tough challenge in our society. The Morning program was concluded with a Sang-sol. During afternoon, senior section students visited to see the classroom displays by the junior and middle section. At 7:00 pm at the New Hall, Quiz contest was organized by the senior section on the ‘My Land &My People’ among four groups, each group consisting one student from class xi, x, xi and xii. Mrs. Sonam Dolkar, the Education Director, as the chief guest for the quiz function appalled the quiz organizer and suggested that its very important to learn not only for the participants but also for the everyone form such quiz function
Tibetan Debate on World Biodiversity Day: May 22 On May 22th 2014 which was considered as World Biodiversity Day, we whole heartily collaborated with Tibet Policy institute under direct Kashag authority we held debate title on “Is climate change good for Tibet? “ in the presence of Chief Secretary of DoE as chief guest with three outside judges. The team of Class XI was declared the winner.
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA TEACHING- JUNE 4 to 6
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a two-day teachings on The Heart Sutra( Sherab Nyingpo) and Praise to the Intelligent One ( Manjushri Prayer gang loma) to the young Tibetans studying in TCV schools, CST Sambota and colleges in India and abroad in Dr Hermann Gmeiner Hall in the mornings, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave teachings for more than two hours. In the afternoons, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm the participants had interaction session with highly learned venerable geshes, which proved to be an intellectual elevation for the young minds. In the afternoon session,from 3pm to 4pm Mr Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Central Tibetan Administration gave effectual talk on Dorjee Shugden. It ended with good discussion with participants. The next day, On June 5, 2014 morning, at the end of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s teaching Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, presented documents to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Middle Way Policy campaign and in the afternoon session from 3pm to 4pm, the participants had discussion with Sikyong about Dorjee Shugden and Middle Way Policy. On June 6,2014, His Holiness conferred the Avalokiteshvera Initiation( Chenresig wang) and it was held on the basket ball ground where maximum number of local Tibetans were also able to attend. Every one was very fortunate to have been blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Kagyur Recitation: June 11 and 12, 2014 The school organized Kagyur recitation for two days June 11 and 12, 2014 during Saka Dawa, the fourth lunar calendar of the Tibetan calendar. The saka Dawa is observed as one of the most important festivals of Tibetan Buddhist as it is very auspicious celebration of three important events in Buddha’s life-Birth, Enlightenment (Nirvana) and Death. It is believed that virtues that are collected during this month will have 1000 manifold effects. Keeping this in mind, the school arranged the Kagyur recitation program. Before the recitation, as a part of the sacred tradition of Tibetan Buddhist, Class XI students led by three Religious Instructors of the school and the student council Circumambulated the school campus carrying 101 volume of Kagyur scriptures from school temple to the Senior Section. The recitation was held in Dickey Tsering hall and in Classrooms but unlike the previous years, this year class VIII and VII students participated in Kagyur recitation along with all students from Class XI –XII and senior staff members including some teachers from other sections took part in Kagyur recitation. Everyone recited the Kagyur with great seriousness that the recitation was completed in one and half days. The School Cultural Committee headed by Mr. Dhondup Gyalpo, Headmaster of the Junior Section accompanied by two school cooks served the students with salt buttered tea, snacks and juices with great sense of devotion and satisfaction. The students expressed a heightened sense of blessing while reciting the Kaygur and felt it was worth attending and reciting the Holy Scriptures
DOE Resource Talk: June 26, 2014 As per the guidelines given by the Department of Education, the Upper TCV senior section organized the resource talk on 26th July 2014 in the New Hall. Mr. Kalsang Tsewang la, Guidance Counselor of TCV Gopalpur was invited as the resource person. The students of Class XI and XII attended the program that began at at 2.45 pm and ended at 4pm. The topics covered were career planning process and options after Commerce stream. The students interacted well with the resource person during the question answer session.
Feedback from participating students: “Yesterday’s presentation was very good. I got lot of knowledge on career. The counselor did great job in bringing awareness among those youths who do not have proper guidance towards their life. He also advised us to do well for the betterment of our life ahead. He presented the power point very well ad described clearly.” Palden Tenzin XI com A “It was wonderful that proved useful and gave meaningful ways to plan our career in the future. So I would like to thank you, Genla “ Tenzin XI C “Thank you for coming here. You gave us ideas and information about many topics like importance of having aim and career planning etc. But I felt the time went beyond the scheduled time. So the time management is very important. Otherwise we enjoyed your talk and you have good way of communication that attracts audience.” Choenyi Sangmo XII Com A. 2014 Senior Section Inter-Class English Debate-July 1 The Senior Section Inter-Class English Debate between Class XI and XII was held in the evening of 1 July, 2014, in the Hermann Gmeiner Hall. The School Principal, Mr. Namdol Tashi, was the Chief Guest at the event which was attended by all the students and teachers of the section. The motion under debate stated ‘That the Internet has Benefitted Society.’ The Class XII debaters were on the proposition team and the Class XI team debaters on the opposition. The debate was chaired by Master Migmar Tsering, a student of Class XII Commerce ‘D’. The three judges for the evening were Mr. Dhondup Gyalpo, Headmaster of Junior Section, Mr. Lhakpa Tsering, Math teacher at the Middle Section, and Ms. Tenzin Choezin, an alumnus of the school who was a volunteer at the Senior Section at the time. The ‘Best Speaker’ title was bagged by Master Tenzin Thinley of Class XII Commerce ‘B’. Master Tenzin Dhondup of Class XI Commerce ‘C’ came second, followed by Master Rabten Namgyal of Class XI Commerce ‘C’. As a team, Class XI won the debate. It was evident that the students in the audience enjoyed the arguments, and could connect with the motion which is very apt for today’s times. When the actual debate was over and the platform was open for the audience, many students from the floor came up to voice their arguments for or against the motion.
Resource Talk: June 26, 2014 As per the guidelines given by the Department of Education, the Upper TCV senior section organized the resource talk on 26th July 2014 in the New Hall. Mr. Kalsang Tsewang la, Guidance Counselor of TCV Gopalpur was invited as the resource person. The students of Class XI and XII attended the program that began at 2.45 pm and ended at 4pm. The topics covered were career planning process and options after Commerce stream. The students interacted well with the resource person during the question answer session.
Feedback from participating students: “Yesterday’s presentation was very good. I got lot of knowledge on career. The counselor did great job in bringing awareness among those youths who do not have proper guidance towards their life. He also advised us to do well for the betterment of our life ahead. He presented the power point very well ad described clearly.” Palden Tenzin XI com A “it was wonderful that proved useful and gave meaningful ways to plan our career in the future. So I would like to thank you, Genla “ Tenzin XI C “Thank you for coming here. You gave us ideas and information about many topics like importance of having aim and career planning etc. But I felt the time went beyond the scheduled time. So the time management is very important. Otherwise we enjoyed your talk and you have good way of communication that attracts audience.” Choenyi Sangmo XII Com A.
POWER POINT PRESENTATION CONTEST- June 25 The Commerce Department conducted the Power Point Presentation Contest between Class XII and XI commerce on 25th June 2014 in the Hermann Gmeiner Hall. The contest started at 7 pm. The main objectives of this contest are mentioned below: (i) To provide opportunity for the students to display their learning via power point presentation. (ii) To deliver new ideas, styles and innovations in their power point presentation. (iii) To enhance their confidence, public speaking skill, and creativity. Eight contestants, four each from Class XII and XI were selected. The interested students turned up for the selection round in our tutorial room during long break on 12th May 2014. The topic for the presentation was declared 17th May as ‘IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON BUSINESS’All the participants have taken active part in this Power points presentation apart from being so busy with their regualar classes as well as extra classes. They tried hard to perform their best. Their confidence of facing the public has immensely improved. This presentation really turned out a very meaningful program. The participants came up with different styles, ideas and innovations in their presentation. In PPT Dechen Wangmo(4646) of class XII earned first position, followed by Tenzin Tsomo Kelsang(7802) and Tenzin Kelsang(11756) in second and third postion respectively. Overall result of this year PPT competition was seized by class XII participants. We can conclude that the audience remained very attentive, enthusiastic through the program and had gained lot of knowledge out of it. This has been indeed a very successful and fruitful presentation.
Educational Trip to Kangra Flour Mill (Class XII Commerce): June 27
On 27th June 2013, the students of Class XII commerce were taken for educational tour to Himachal flourmills Pvt. Ltd. Kangra and Norbulingka Institute. This educational tour was organized with the motive of enhancing students’ knowledge and understanding on the nature and significance of business studies textbook. It was also aimed at helping 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. c) To know how business enterprises survive in a competitive market. d) To classify Workload Analysis and Workforce Analysis in business enterprises e) To know the application of principles of management. As a whole, this educational tour proved productive as well as a good learning experience to our commerce students. The knowledge and experience that they have acquired in the field will help students in preparing their business project mandated by CBSE.