To inculcate the rich tradition and culture of Tibet to the students of Tibetan Children Village School, Chauntra, a month-long project titled ‘Tibet Our Country Project’ started from April 1 to April 26, 2023 with various activities. This year, the Department of Tibetan provided different topics related to Tibet and its culture to make the students connect with Tibetan history and to explore the monuments and traditions of Tibet. Each class chose their own topics from it. From the 2nd of April, every class with their class teachers worked under the guidance of their concerned Tibetan subject teacher for a month after their class to learn about their chosen topics.
The final day of the TOCP started with sangsol at the school basket ground , all dressed in their traditional dress, followed by a Tibetan circle dance by all the staffs and students at 8 a.m. Thereafter, there was a gathering in the hall, and Mrs. Sonam Tso, Head of the Tibetan Department presided over the programme with a welcome speech. She also gave a detailed explanation of the programme for the day. Then the morning session started with a Lhakar song, sung by all the students from Classes I–X. After that, there were a number of other activities, like dance performance by Class X on three provinces of Tibet, a short Tibetan skit on ways to celebrate Tibetan birthdays, and many more by different classes until lunch.
At 2:30 p.m., the afternoon session started with the class wise model display for TOCP. Few students stood with their project models to give narration, and all the classes made a round of the exhibition until 3 p.m. Later in the evening, around 4 p.m, the last programme of the day i.e class VI Spelling Bee started. The teachers asked different levels of spellings to the students of class VI and the participants answered energetically. With each round, elimination was done and prizes were given to the first three position holders . and the winner of the spelling bee was Kritika from Class VI and she was appreciated by everyone and won the prize of the spelling Bee.
The day ended with a talk by the school Principal followed by a sincere thank-you speech by the Head of the Tibetan Department for putting in so much effort by the students and staffs in successfully creating a real atmosphere of Tibet throughout the day, and making this event a great success.