82ND BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HH THE FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA
6th July is a very special day and a joyous occasion for Tibetans all over the world as it is the birth day of our beloved leader HH the fourteenth Dalai Lama. The Tibetans all over the world celebrate the day with joy and organize varieties of activities to show our love and gratitude to His Holiness.
TCV School upper Dharamshala started this special day with incense offering ceremony at basketball ground. At 8:15 am, the village Director, Principal, and all the staff members and students below class VIII participated in Sangsol. Executive members of TCV Head office the President and General Secretary also participated in the ceremony.
After the sangsol program, under the guidance of secular ethics committee members’ mass dialectical debate was held at the basketball ground with participation from the teachers of intermediate dialectical class and students from classes V to VIII.
At 10 am, all the staff members and students below class VIII gathered in Herman Gmeiner hall to attend the official school function. The program started with the enthronement of portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama followed by scarf offering by the staff members while the students led by the philosophy teachers chanted Gyalwe Shabten. After the scarf offering ceremony, Mr. Sonam Tsering la gave a brief introductory speech on the life and achievements of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The staff and Students of junior and infant section had an opportunity to watch drama presentations by classes VII and VIII. Class VII students presented drama called “JIGTEN CHIMEN KI SANGCHOE” འཇིག་རྟེན་སྤྱི་སྨན་གྱི་བཟང་སྤྱོད།” and students of class VIII presented “DANGPO DANGSHAK LAMA KONCHOK” དྲང་པོ་དྲང་བཞག་བླ་མ་དཀོན་མཆོག་”
At the end, school principal Mrs. Ngawang lhamo la gave the concluding speech and expressed words of appreciation to concerned staff members and students for making 82nd birth anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama a great success.