Echoes from TCV School Chauntra : Inter-House cultural night (28th May 2016)
The most important objectives of Tibetans children’s villages are to build up a sound perceptive of our Tibetan uniqueness and ethnicity among the Tibetan students. With this aim in mind our school has hold a mega event every year called an inter-house cultural song and dance competition. This year inter-house cultural night was organized on 28th May 2016 in the school auditorium. This mega event unlike the other activity of the school involves large number of students to cherish the richness and the beauty of our culture, ethnicity and tradition in this technology world. The categories for the competition were senior cultural dance, duet song and House group song. The students of all the four houses performed elegantly and we were happily surprised to view a variety of Tibetan folk dance forms and songs. The auditorium resonated with spirited song, erecting the ambience of the country where folk fervor is fittest. With the song and dance rang through the hall and no foot in the audience could have resisted tapping along!. It is the sheer hard work of all the house masters, our two music teachers and most importantly the students.
To grace the occasion, we have invited Gen Thupten Dorjee la the newly elected executive director of TCV to be our guest of honor on the night of the competition. The adjudicators for the competition were
Mr. Kunphel Sharling la (retired admission officer)
Mr. Phuntsok Tashi la principal TCV Gopalpur
Mr. Bhuchung Tsering la Music Teacher TCV Gopalpur
With the impartial judgment of the adjudicators after the competition, the result was declared and the winners were awarded by the chief guest.
The results are
Songtsen House has won the competition for the two consecutive years (2015 and 2016)
Second place was begged by Nyatri house Followed by Trisong and Trial.
After the prize distribution, the guest of honor was requested to give a speech on his view on the inter-house cultural completion. Thereafter, the chairman of games and sports committee Mr. Dawa Gyatso la gave a word of thanks and the program came to end with the singing of Tibetan national anthem.
KAGYUR READING ( 12th and 13th May,2016 )
As a Buddhist we must have knowledge of reading our Buddhist scripture. So, the cultural committees of T.C.V Chauntra organized Kagyur reading for the purpose of prevailing peace for all the sentient beings on this Earth and longevity of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Starting from 7.30 am to1.20 p.m, all the students from class 7-10 gathered at their respective class room to read Kagyur Rinpoche and other teacher were gathered at School temple to continue reading the same scripture. Junior Section students gathered at Loder hall to recite Mantra (OM MANI PADME HUM) which took two days. At last this Kagyur reading was successful and good deeds obtained by the staff and the students of this school will be forever cherished.
Tibet our Country Project (27th April 2016)
Num of days: 22 days
This programme is one of the most important in our school Calendar which reflects and brings forward Tibet’s tradition, culture and religion etc. This activity is the best example for the CHILD CENTERED METHOD OF EDUCATION because it needs students overall participation and teachers guidance. We were allotted about 22 days to teach and work on this project. This year we started this programme on 6th April to 27th April 2016. The topics were chosen by keeping in mind the focus areas of TCV this year i.e. “Moral and Ethical values”. Some of the topics are 365 daily advices from the heart, Middle way approach, origin of honorific words etc. The actual presentation of the project was done yesterday on 27th April whole day in the school auditorium. The most important part is that students have practically learned about the importance of Moral and Ethical values from the rich cultural and heritage of our country Tibet. The day was a knowledgeable and a fruitful one.
HIMALAYAN HEALTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (22nd April 2016)
2016 International Health Expeditions i.e. Himalayan Health Exchange lead by Mr. Ravi Sigh organized their 21st annual medical/dental and public health camps in our school on 22nd April 2016 till 24th April 2016 for 3 days.The 3 days programmed was a successful and a very helpful one for all the family of TCV School Chauntra.We were able to take all the benefits from the camp and they were generous enough to look after all the minute problems of the family members.We would love to have such kind of medical camp in our near future.Thank you so much for being such a great help.Your work is the real example of our school Motto “Others before self”.
We from the core of our heart would like to extend a huge and abound thanks for Mr. Ravi Singh and his team. Thank you once again.
HEALTH AWARENESS (21-April-2016)
As we all know that “Health is Wealth”. On 21st April, 2016 BTS Health centre doctors and nurses came to TCV chauntra and gave valuable talk on different topic as follows:
- Controlling obesity.
- Hepatitis knowledge.
- Dental Hygiene and
- Awareness about Tuberculosis.
The speech was very effective and helpful to the student and staff.
Resource Person talk Cum Book Fair by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (19th and 20th April 2016):
The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) is a Tibetan library in Dharamsala, India. The library was founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the year 1970 June 11 and is considered one of the most important libraries and institutions of Tibetan works in the world.
The library contains sources which were relocated from Tibet during the 1959 escape, including important Tibetan Buddhist manuscripts and Archives related to Tibet’s history, politics, culture and even art.
The Primary Objectives:
The primary objective of the library is to provide a wide-range cultural resource of the highest standard and to promote a milieu to facilitate research and the exchange of knowledge.
It was really fortunate for all the TCV School Chauntra Staff and students to get to know about this unique organization from the General Secretary of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Mr. Nagwang Yeshi la. This year it was the 2nd visit or book fair by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks especially to Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas, JR. for their exclusive and precious photos when journey into Tibet. In a nut shell the book fair cum resource person talk was really a thought provoking and a knowledgeable one. We would love to have some more of such kind of Photo exhibition and book fair in the near future.
The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) is a must visit for the book lovers.
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WORLD WATER DAY
On 22nd March 2016, TCV Chauntra celebrated the World Water Day. The Science and Maths Department of School organized the painting competition among the students. Here is the top three paint with there capt.
By : Tsewang Namgyal Cl: XB
By : Tsewang Namgyal Cl: XB
By : Nawang Sangpo Cl: XB
DEAREST STAFF MEMBERS,
Lobsang Rapgyal 10 ‘S’
You all have done very great things,
With love you care me,
You had always stand and fulfilled my wish,
As it is the rules and regulation of a school or our fate,
I will never forget my family (Chauntra)
In this world of emptiness,