TCV 55th Anniversary – 23rd October 2015
TCV anniversary is one of the most important events in Dharamshala. Residents schedule their events for the year according to TCV anniversary; auto riksho and taxi owners look forward for the brisk business, most of the Shapten Khang remains closed to attend the anniversary. On the anniversary day Mcleod Ganj remain lifeless as the majority of the public converge at the main football ground and fill the valley.
We are very fortunate to have been blessed with the presence of Gyalwa Karmapa as the guest of honour. The speaker and his team of Chitoe along with the representative of Sikhong and Kashag attended the function. We have the silver jubilee class of 1990 and twenty years’ service awardees from all our branches. Many of our friends and sponsors also scheduled their visit to coincide with our anniversary.
After the former function our little tiny toddlers from Infant and Junior section presented a beautiful chorus followed by anniversary cultural presentation by the present class eleven students. The main show of the anniversary was the callisthenic display by about 500 students which filled every inch of the main ground and formed various formations: figure 80, Tibet Climate Action, Peace is powerful and other traditional symbols.
After serving lunch to our guests, TCV Chauntra presented opera on the life of Milarapa and won the heart of all the audience with their beautiful presentation. In the evening we had extempore declamation contest amongst six speakers from plus schools of TCV in Himachal. The secretary of Department of Education Mr. Topgyal was the chief guest and presented trophies to the winners and spoke very highly on the standard of the children.
One of the highlights of the anniversary was the athletic meet amongst four Houses. After a month long rigorous trainings in the evenings and early mornings the athletes displayed their best and set many new records. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Ngudup Tsering – Education kalon who witnessed the event in the entire morning and had to leave because of his other pressing engagement. Nyatri house stole the show with a big margin.
In the evening we were entertained with beautiful presentation of Tibetan dances from all our regions by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA). With a daylong involvement of our students in various shows and activities the evening gave us a sigh of relief and entertained all of us. The auditorium echoed with the applauses of appreciation for their wonderful performance.
The anniversary concluded with thanks giving event of Sangsol. One of the highlights of the anniversary was meeting with silver jubilee batch and 20 years’ service awardees. The informal discussion with the management team made our bondage stronger and cemented our relationship with a real feeling of home with the alma mater.