Trek to Billing Top
Trekking can be viewed from two different stand-points; as an intense physical exercise, or an amazing and unique learning experience.
This year once again the teachers and the students of class X chose Billing Top as their camping spot and spent an overnight. It was an adventurous and a memorable trip filled with fun and laughter mixed with hard work and challenges. Students were able to seek first hand experiences with joy and had great time exploring various untouched environments there.Bir is a small village
surrounded by big mountains famous for paragliding in himachal Pradesh. It is known for Hang gliding and paragliding both, which serves as a landing ground for paraglide. Bir-Billing in the Dauladhar mountain range is known as one of the finest aero sports sites in the world.
Their launching destination ‘Billing’ is at (8500 ft) on the Dhauladhar ranges and highest aero sport site, 14-km distance from Bir. Bir billing is one of the nature wonders. This is perfectly designed as a launch pad, has become a legend on the international paragliding circuits and a destination for world champion paragliding pilots. The green meadow directly above the villages of Bir and Chauntra is one of the best gliding sites in the world. The massive Dhauladhar mountain range and the kangra valley below with its panoramic views offer opportunities for high altitude up and down and all over the world flying for more than 200-km. ( The Bir Billing has been a favourite trekking spot for our school children for the past 6 years).
We are glad and proud that they all had an experiential moment packed with wide scope of learning and for their safe return back to school with sound health.
Class VII English Book Fair
Book Fair normally serves as a holistic linguistic development and most significantly communicative skills leading to personal development. As per the school diary on 18th May class VII English Book Fair was held in the school Loter hall with pomp and much appreciation from the students and the staffs.
Every corner of the hall was packed with enthusiastic and welcoming students of class VII eagerly waiting to share their story with a story book in their hand. Throughout the program students were busy telling stories, hence to give them short breaks in between songs and video clipping on importance of reading were played.
Unlike last year this time we tried to put some innovations by organizing group story telling on volunteer bases and we had few effective story tellers from class VII. Feedback by one of the guest students from class IX and X during their round proved effective as it was completely a new experience to them and students are basically more connected to their age group and has higher level of acceptance.
The hard work and the sincerity of the respected students and teachers of class VII made it a successful program.
Forth Month of the Tibetan Calendar is religiously believed to be significant and auspicious month in a year. There in this month four among the twelve auspicious and significant days coincide such as the birth anniversary, the day of enlightenment and the death anniversary of the Lord Buddha. The month particularly by Buddhists all over the globe believes sacred and popularly celebrates the month as Saka Dawa. Performance of religious rituals such as reciting mantras, circumambulating monasteries, going vegetarian and being more compassionate and many more are practiced throughout the month.
Here in our school the religious and cultural committee organizes two days Ka-gyur reading once in a year during Saka Dawa and this year they organized the program on 21st and 22nd May respectively. Both students and teachers had a meaningful time reading Ka-gyur for world peace and long life of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama and immediately for the people of Nepal for their quick recovery from both mental and physical traumas after the recent Earthquake.
Inter House Basketball Tournament
On 23rd May the school basket court was packed with spectators mostly students cheering up their houses. The colorful banners were hung up on the walls and a perfect scene was set up for the perfect match between two of the best teams; final match between senior boys Songtsen House verses Ngyatri House.
That was a tough match and the whole atmosphere was filled with roaring noises from every corner of the ground. The Spectators gathered to witness that match had great fun and excitement and the match was worth watching.
The time went swiftly and the finale whistle was blown making the team yellow the real heroes by winning the finale match leaving their opponent at far behind. But the over house result of this year’s Inter House Basket Tournament is as follow:
Ist Position Nyatri House
IInd Position Trirel House
IIIrd Postion Songtsen and Trisong House
The tournament was concluded with dignity and applauses with the distribution of trophies to the winning sides by the school principal.
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LETTER FROM 3.5
Dearest TCV School Chauntra,