UTCV Senior School Inter Class English Debate


Inter Class English Debate for class XI and XII was held on 4th July at the new hall. It was attended by all the staff members of Senior Section and the students from grade IX to XII. Mrs. Tenzin Choekyi, the Senior School Head Mistress was the Chief Guest in that evening. Like an old adage “Normal is boring” One would get to see some healthy changes in a way debate was conducted. Instead of just one motion, we saw three different motions which were well crafted and very relevant with the school system all across India (CBSE System)

Three best debaters from each class were selected and trained by Mrs. Tsering Dolkar, PGT English. It was keenly fought contest as all the participants came out with good preparation and one would get to see sense of stiff competition spirit amongst the debaters. Since the topic or motion of the debate was very relevant and realistic, scores of students from the floor stood up to voice their argument. Like the moon shining among the galaxies of stars, Miss Tenzin Kunsang from class XI ‘A’ stood out from the rest by her eloquent voice, style of presentation, reasoning skill particularly during the rebutting round. She stood first and walked away with handsome prize, trophy and a participation certificate .She was closely followed by Miss Tenzin Yega and Master Ngawang Topten from XI ‘B’.  At the end, it was class XI debaters who emerged victorious with good margin of victory over their senior class. The Chief Guest did the honor and applauded all the participants for their hard work. Mr. Dorjee, Assistant Head Master of the Senior Section thanked the English Department for organizing the said activity with real enthusiasm and earnestness during the next day morning Assembly.

Chophel (Mr.)

The Holy Saka Dawa Festival


It is celebrated on the 4th month of the Tibetan calendar. It is the most revered day for Buddhist followers. It is believed that this day corresponds with three important events of Buddha’s life including His Birth, Enlightment and Parinirvana (death). It is observed for whole month. During Saka Dawa, the Tibetans and Buddhist would involve in deliberate religious activities like abstaining from eating meat, setting free of animals, Sutra Chanting, Chum dancing, visiting holy temples, giving alms to the poor and changing flag poles near the temples etc. It is believed that the merit thus accumulated will be multiplied thousand times.

In the light of this belief, the school organize many religious and cultural activities like three days  Kangyur Reading, Soltsok offering on full moon day, invitation of monks from the hermitage centre for reading scriptures, taking of Kangyur and Tengyur scriptures around the school campus to ward off the obstacles and sanctify the school campus. The entire students and the staff members of the school had the rare privilege of attending Avalokiteswara Six Syllable Empowerment by HH The Dalai Lama on the first day of Saka Dawa. All these activities are carried out to enhance the cultural and religious aspects of our tradition.

Choephel (Mr.)