May 16, 2019: It was an auspicious moment for the school to have the first ever visit by His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche on May 16. His arrival at around 11am was welcomed by the school heads and students of junior section at the basketball ground. He and his entourage visited the junior school library and the Culture Centre. At 1.30 pm, Rinpoche addressed the assembly of students above class VI, staff members and retired staff members at Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium. Rev Tsering Khando the host of the occasion gave a brief insight of Rinpoche’s background and the history of TCV School.
Rinpoche addressed the gathering for almost an hour where he stated the significance of imparting modern education with moral ethics. Students were advised to be passionate and focused when it comes to their studies. To make their learning meaningful, he said students must inculcate ethical values. He explained that His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our elders could not carry any belongings when they fled Tibet, but what they could bring was the knowledge and wisdom, values that they were inherited with, helped in establishing exile communities and further strengthening and restoring Tibetan culture in foreign lands. Students were urged to avoid jealousy and pride while studying, instead develop compassionate heart and genuine respect to all their fellow students. The real purpose of education is served if ethical values are taken into consideration in the process of learning in school. It’s certainly was a memorable day for all!!