Indian Independence Day Celebration
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.
Cooking lesson for home mothers
While 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.
The 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.
On 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.
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.
Our children turned up in their best attire and awaited the conclusion with a big treat of games and eateries.