Winter holiday was extended until 6th March to facilitate our children to be with their family during Tibetan New Year. Staff reported back on the 5th and students on the 6th after almost two and half months of long winter holiday. In order to create a learning environment and to rid of holiday mood we organized orientation for staff on the 6th morning.

We are very fortunate to have been graced by ex-Katri Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche to give a very penetrating deliberation to all our staff on the very first day of our new academic year. His talk focused on the need of the hour to improve and incorporate secular ethics in our educational system. Based on his vast experience and learning he clarified of our misconception and misinterpretation of secular ethics. He built a very sound foundation of our understanding of very popular adage “Secular Ethics” and provided us a crystal clear framework and recommended readings of His Holiness Dalai Lama books that form the whole philosophy of secular ethics.

Our director Mr. Ngodup Wangdue briefed very lucidly the outcome of management meeting resolutions and laid ahead a very clear roadmap for the year round programs and activities. Special luncheon was arranged to welcome all our staff on the very first day of our academic year and we feel honoured being joined by our chief guest Prf. Samdhong Rinpoche for the welcome lunch on our main basketball ground. We then split into our four sections to make a master plan for the year round activities and had a very meaningful meeting.

The school opening function was organized the very next day on 7th. We are again fortunate to have Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche as the guest of honour. The function began by honouring our senior staff who served the organization with unstinting years of service for the children. Staffs serving over forty years, 30 years and twenty five years were honoured with citation and statue or thangka. TCV is striding forward year by year because of dedicated service of our workforce. Amongst the service recognition recipients we have Mr. Ngodup Wangdue – Village Director who served TCV for the last forty years mostly in the administrative post.

Introduction of the various committee members were also done and honoured with traditional scarves. The chief guest gave a very motivational speech emphasizing mostly on children’s opportunity in the school for their own growth and development. Principal Mr. Namdol Tashi announced the change of examination modality by CBSE and with very personal word of appreciation and vote of thanks the function ended and immediately after lunch the first day of the school began. We hope the new academic year be very productive with maximum participation by all our children and staff