14th November, 2019: As a tribute to India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Children’s Day is celebrated across India on his birthday; 14 November. It is indeed a much awaited day for the children in our school.The day began with the morning function at the Hermann Gmeiner Hall at 9:15 am. Students from kindergarten to class XII and staff members attended the function. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. Tenzin Tsepak la the translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Mr. Tenzin Choephel la, the infant section headmaster being the master of the ceremony, welcomed all to the function and wished all the children a very happy Children’s Day. Soon after the introductory speech by Mrs. Tenzin Kelsang la, the out-going school captains and prefects of junior and senior sections were honored with a certificate and a khata (a traditional white scarf).Geshi Ahaten la the senior tadruplopon conducted the oath taking ceremony with the newly elected prefects and captains amidst the entire gathering.
Students were thrilled to watch their teachers and staff members performing on stage to entertain them. The school captain Miss. Jetsun gave the vote of thanks speech in which she extended her gratitude to school and staff members on behalf of all students.
In the afternoon, there were two programs arranged simultaneously; a class wise mini athletics organized by junior section at the basketball ground and a movie screening in the Hermann Gmeiner Hall for students of senior section. The movie was titled ‘My son Tenzin.’ Directed and produced by Tashi Wangchuk. The hall was pin drop silent until the Q and A session in the end.
Every home has their never ending entertaining programs and special treats organized by home amalas in the evening.