|News Archive 2010
(14th November, 2010)
Children’s Day was celebrated in our school with Chief guest Mr. Karma Chungthak lak , the education of Somboata schools in India. He gave a speech on the importance of using new thought while learning in any field. The school heads thank him for spending his valuable time in school and making his words benefit for the children. Mr. Wangchuk, the assistant headmaster shared a brief account on the history of the day particularly the first Prime minister of India , Pandit Jawalal Nedru and his warm treatments towards every child.
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Science Day Festival
( 28th October, 2010)
The science day was celebrated in the school with the theme of recreating interest in basic science. To grace on this special occasion, the school invited Rev. Youthog- the general Secretary of education department from the government in exile and he shared some of his observation based on his previous and seen at the school needing importance to care about the teachings in the class. In the last, he stated that we must try to get closer relations between science and Tibetan Buddhist values.In the introduction part; we learnt that the science teachers decided to take up the practical approach and benefiting it for all the human beings.In the afternoon, the science quiz was held with these rounds in the school hall
- . General Round
- .Multiple Choice
- .Environment and earth
- .Choose your series.
The winners were from team B
.Tenzin Chokdup XB
.Passang Tsamchoe IXB
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Resource Talk on Health and Drugs
( 14th October, 2010)
The resource persons from the Health Department of Tibetan government in exile came to give talk on AIDS, DRUGS and Personal sharing from their experiences too. Tenzin Namgyal lak and Tsering Dhondup la came all the way from Rajput Rehabilitation Centre to speak out their own experiences of the problems in schools.
The talks were mainly about drugs and why do our children take the drugs in the school.
- . Peer pressure
- . Ape adult (Imitations) .
- Absence of Good guidance.
They also spoke about the harmful consequences of taking the drugs.
. Physical Effect. Mental Effect .Behavior effect .Social Effect
HIV/AIDS: The HIV means Human Immuno Deficiency Virus. HIV can destroy the very basic foundation of life.
For these talks, Children from the classes 6 and above were attended in the hall after lunch. English Editorial Board
Gandhi Jayanti Observed as a Community Service Day
(Saturday, 2nd October, 2010)
To observe Gandhi Jayanti, the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi, the school had a morning of community service in the Town and a visit to the Gandhi Park.
The senior student of our school to commemorate the day of Gandhiji’s Birthday went to Dharamshala town on a cleanliness drive collecting wastes and clearing the drains as a good will gesture from a Tibetan school escorted by their class teachers. The students provided their service to the town wholeheartedly collecting bags full of plastics and papers.
After finishing their task, they gathered at the Gandhi Park, offered a scarf to the statue of Gandhiji and took a group picture.
Students were dispersed from there back to the school.
In the evening the senior classes’ declamation contest was held. The students spoke on Gandhi’s philosophy of peace, compassion, non-violence (Ahimsa) and his ideals and values; Gandhi’s contribution to the Indian freedom struggle.English Editorial Board
|Dialectic Group of the School Invited to Dolmaling for a session of Logical Argumentation
(Thursday, 30th September 2010)
On the occasion of the 16th congregation of the Nuns from six different institutions at Dolmaling, 39 students of our school from class VI to X were invited for a dialectic contest with the Nuns held there. The students had their session of logical argumentation with the Nuns from six different institutions. The nuns were very much impressed and have all the praise for the performance of our students. Throughout the contest, the students were found in the best of their spirit and were joyous even when the issues were complex and multifaceted which is evident enough that they have worked hard.
Since the inception of Dialectic education headed by our spiritual mentor, we have seen quite a progress. In the school hall every evening the students from class six to nine gather for an hour to do their dialectic practice under the careful guidance of our Chogyal La.
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|English Quiz Contest (VIII – X)
The English Committee organized the English Quiz Contest for the classes VIII – X on 13th September, 2010 in the school hall. Before the quiz, the English teachers framed questions for conducting written test in the preliminary selection.
There were six teams which qualified in the written test. The quiz has six rounds as
(2) Proverb and Riddles
(3) Books and authors
(4) Poetic dvices
(5) Rapid fire
(6) General English
The winner of the quiz contest is team B with 110 points. At the end of the quiz, Mr. Wangchuk la, the assistant headmaster provided a feedback in which he assessed the mistakes of other learning from them. Gen. Buchung
|Staff Day Celebration In school
(Sunday, 5th September 2010 )
Staff day was celebrated today in school. Though it was Sunday we had a day. As usual we begin our day in the school hall with students on the floor and the staff on the stage. School captains gave speeches expressing gratitude to the teachers and staff of the school. Principal and the headmaster thanked the students and reminded them of their duties. Also the students were informed of Dr. Radha Krishnan and his great achievements.
After the gathering in the hall the staff members were served tea and sweets in the staff mess. Teachers were showered with greeting cards. After a while in the hall class VI, VII and VIII presented their ‘Ghorshey’.
In the after noon, a football match was organized between Students and staff. Although it rained heavily throughout the noon, the match was kicked on time and it continued for three hours. The Staff had won the match.
In the evening, a banquet was organized for the staff in the hall. The students served the staff with food, drinks and music. The day was wonderfully celebrated. English Editorial Board
|Democracy Day in School.
(Thursday, 2nd September 2010)
50 years before, on this day of 2nd September His Holiness the Dalai Lama awarded ‘Democracy’ to Tibetans. And it has been 52 years since then.
Here in the school today, senior students were sent to Tsuklakang with their teachers escorting them. The juniors kept busy preparing for their show in the evening, which was ‘Tibetan Group Song And Dance Competition’ of junior section.’
The competition began with sections ‘B’ ‘K’ and ‘D’ of class I presenting their Tibetan dance in their utmost efficiency. They presented their item beautifully and received a grand round of applause. For the rest of the competition, each of the class presented Tibetan group songs with instruments played by them. It was an evening of melody and harmony presented by the Juniors of the School. Some parents also turned up to witness the show. English Editorial Board
Kalon Tripa 2011- Election Commissioner of the Exile Govt. Visits The School
Monday, 12th August 2010)
To coincide with the coming Kalon Tripa Election, Election Commissioner Mr. Jamphel Chosang and The Tibetan Welfare Officer of Dharamshala, Tsering Phuntsok paid a visit to School to enlighten the students and the staffs of the Tibetan Electoral procedures.
The commissioner gave students the concept of Nyondo and Nyonshi in the election of our representatives in Parliament and that Nyondo, the first voting will be held on 3rd Oct 2010 and Nonshi the final to be held in the month of May, 2011.He further informed the students to exercise their democratic ‘right’ to vote if he or she was 18 years of age and that we should valued it by being an active citizen.
The speakers were positive about the number of voters turning out in this election with the voting centers being made accessible as compared to the previous elections. They concluded their talk, reminding us of some do’s and don’t for the success of Kalon Tripa Eection 2011 as the list goes:
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- -To have green book dues paid and get the book registered at the registration office if a person was voting for the first time.
- - Anybody with the previous registration of green book does not need to register again.
- - Votes will be disregarded if the number of nominees exceeds.
- - To vote without getting on the band wagon.
- - To vote for women in Kalon.
- - To exercise the right to vote
Water Supply of the school damaged: Male Staffs work out in the valley
(Friday, 31st July 2010)
The school’s water supply broke down and was buried under huge chunks of mud and boulders inside the valley from where we had our supply connected, causing much problem to the residents of the school. The Principal after a proper scrutiny of the ground passed a circular that asked all the male staffs of the school to go into the valley the next morning to deal with the urgent situation.
In the morning of Friday, we gathered near Nechung Hostel until the Jeep carrying our pipes came. From there around 40 pipes were men handled to the spot to replace those buried under the mudslide.
As soon as we reached the spot, we understood the extend of the damage to our supply lines. It was quite a mess with our supply pipes. A whole new column of pipes had to be laid again and it needed to be suspended in the air with its middle lines supported by a big rock. In the process of interlinking, installing and giving it the most favorable position it took a whole day. After a lot of endurance we had it laid down except for a pipe from the set of two, which was still running dry even though it was connected. It was getting dark and we had to return without much sense of jubilation or satisfaction.
It rained through out the day except for some intervals. Most of us had our umbrellas and the rain jacket without which it would have been a very cold and wet day. We had tea with raindrops diving into our cups and had one of the most delicious lunch of the recent times. The place was infested by leaches. Most us were at constant lookout for it and had to pull off some of those worms from some remote corners of their body. The staffs enjoyed the new working atmosphere gleefully and contributed to the task in their best.
The task was continued the next day. Our principal, Headmaster, Assist. Headmaster, Gyen Lhakpa Dhondup La, Lektso La and a group from kitchen department gave this restoration of supply lines a final touch. They discovered that a new pipe laid for the purpose had a blockage. They replaced it and had the water running once again.
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Parent Teachers’ Meeting Held (Saturday, 23rd July 2010)
The parents and the teachers met today in the school hall as every year. Regrettably it could not happen last year due to some time constrains as the school was pre occupied in getting geared up for its Silver Jubilee celebration.
This Year has witnessed quite a change in the academic field with the introduction of CCE by the CBSE. The parents were a bit concerned and puzzled over the understanding of the concept. Therefore the principal and the headmaster of the school gave a comprehensive explanation of the CCE. The parents were informed of the wider goals of CCE which was to encourage the students and that it aimed at evaluating the overall development of the child as a learner. The change in the pattern of the examination was in accordance with the CBSE. The parents were asked to check the CBSE website for further clarification of CCE. Leaflets were distributed on CCE by the school.
The administration invited suggestion and complains from the parents on Education, Discipline and health. Some of those worth mentioning are as follows:
- To build students confidence to face masses and to be able to express themselves.
- Punishment to the students (if ever was) to be carried out in the classroom, not on the ground.
- To assign the students learning activities in accordance with their age and psychology.
- Continuation of their reading and writing habit not to be overlooked.
- Importance of Tibetan handwriting to be given significance.
- Problem child should be dealt by their favorite teacher.
- Parents of the day scholars to receive information of activities and exam timetable on time.
- To discourage calling each other with nicknames.
From the administration these were some of the request to the parents of the day scholars:
- Day scholars after they leave from school in the evening, gets off at the market and remain unaccounted by their parents and the school.
- Sick leave or leave certificate of the students to be obtained by the parents themselves from the parents association.
- Day scholars children from Mentsee Kang and Gangkyi were repeatedly found intruding at the driver’s seat and interfering with tools of bus maneuvering. The school suggested an escort with the bus to evade misfortune.
After a short break for tea, teachers and parents met once again to discuss their child and their students’ shortcomings and good points. Some parents did receive complaints of their children. The meeting ended on a happy note.
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Tibetan Parliamentarian Visits The School (Monday, 14th June 2010)
Mr. Dawa Phunki and Mr. Kelsang Gyaltsen, present Chethue visited our school and gave an hour of talk on the recent political development of the exile government as a part of drive to inform of its policies to the Tibetans in and around Dharamshala, with especial focus on the students.
Mr. Dawa Phunki spoke on the statement of His Holiness to the 14th Parliament session, responsibilities of Kashak and Chethue. He also informed the students briefly on the Five Point Peace Proposal of Tibet.
Mr. Kelsang Gyaltsen explained the students on Tibet’s autonomy according to the chinese in which a great part of Tibet was excluded. He further informed the students about the fate of Tibetans in Tibet after 2008. The Chinese crackdown continued to persist and that within the last two years there has been 7 death sentences and some 400 life imprisonment. He also remarked on the chinese handling of Key Gu Doh earth quake in which the chinese govt. displayed their lack of transparency in the form of downsizing the magnitude of the destruction, loss of life, improper use of the funds and the donations by pocketing it themselves. The lands of the deceased Tibetans without inheritance were centralized. The rescue efforts that the Tibetans made were labeled chinese.
As the students had the knowledge of the 2008 uprising and the Key Gu Doh earth quake, they were enthralled by all those account.
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Environment I care: Students Volunteer For Environment
Environment I care is a group of students in our school who volunteered to take care of the school’s environment, with a special focus on the management of wastes, which has always been a mounting problem.
They are inspired and directed by the motto ‘small steps lead to big changes’ and are optimistic about bringing positive changes in the students attitude towards environment and to make each and every individual responsible and accountable for the wastes they generate.
In order to bring environmental awareness and care among the students, the volunteers of 11 students gave a presentation in the school hall on some issues of concern that our mother nature is facing and the urgent need to save it from total exploitation and degradation.
Waste Bags for the class rooms The school’s waste container that the municipality provided for the last few years has been revoked with the school now having to store its wastes for a week until the garbage Truck from the welfare office makes its weekly visit. To meet with the crises the volunteers came up with a noble idea of storage bags for dry wastes to be distributed for use in classrooms. They purchased bags and painted those green with separate compartments for different kinds of wastes. They wanted everybody to follow strictly the 3R’S mantra of environment, that is ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’.
The following are some of the objectives set by the Environment I Care:
-To reduce Garbage in the school.
-To bring positive changes in the attitudes of the students towards environment.
-To encourage segregation of the wastes before it is dumped.
-To develop ways to use dustbins more sensibly and effectively.
-To provide wastes storage bags.
-To organize quizzes on environment and its issues.
-To advocate individual responsibility in the management of ever growing wastes problem.
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Kirti Monastery on publishing the 100th Tibetan literature
Kirti monastery has organized a debate on the issue of "the importance of Tibetan Language in primary School" on 16th - 18th April 2010. The neighbouring Tibetan schools, Uper TCV, Lower TCV, TCV Suja, TCV Chauntra, TTC school in Dharamsala had participated in the event. The debate was observed by various eminent scholars and researchers in the field of Tibetan Language. The participants - Karma Dolma, Tenzin Choedon, Yeshi Choedon, Tenzin Dadon and Sonam Dolma of our school shared their valuable views and suggestions which were highly appreciated by the observers.
To view the pictures taken during the dabate. Click here.
Junior Tibetan Debate
On 3rd April, Junior Tibetan Debate was held among class 6, 7 and 8 on the topic - “50 Years of Tibetan Culture in Exile”. At the end of the debate, Tenzin Kunsel of class VIII K got first position from 'For the motion side and Tenzin Kunsang of VIII B got first position from 'Against the Motion' side.
The class wise result was : VIII K First Position, VIII B second position and VII K Third position. Mr. Choeying Dhondup our Principal gave valuable comment on the debate and later distributed the prizes.
Lham Tsering(2952) VI B
Graduation Day of 21st Batch of L.T.C.V School
2010 graduation day was on 1st April. During that day all the senior students and staff were assembled in hall at 9.00am. The chief guest was Doctor Tseten la, the head of the Delek Hospital located in Dharamsala.
There were 58 students from class X who going to graduated this year. There were 13 students who was able tobe Science Stream. Among the 13 students only 3 students got an opportunity to study in TibetanModel School locatedin Selakui.Thosestudents were Ngawang Palmo, Pema Choedhen and Kelsang Dolma. Remaining students were inCommerce and Art.
During the graduation day of 21st Batch. The first speech was given by our Principal about the students of 21st Batch and wished them a very Good Luck fro their coming future. From the teacher's side, Gen. Passang Tsering lak gave a speech on taking part in every activities and searching information and grab opportunities available in internet.
After that our chief guest Dr. Tseten la gave a speech and also shared his feeling. The main thing he said was to continue the study and work hard to reach at the top. After passang all their degrees, he requested the students to come back give one or two years service to out Tibetan government. Secondly he strongly urged parents to take greater responsibility in own child's career.
In the end, our headmaster gave the word of thanks. Upon calling names of graduates, students went up to the stage to receive tibetan white scarf from the hand of our chief guest. The function ended at 11.10am. After that all the graduated students and staff posed for group photo. Reported by :
Mussoorie Opera Art
The second day of Tibetan Opera show was held at our school on 29th March. The Mossoorie Homes students performed the play called "Nangsa Woebum". Before the play was held, Tibetan Institute of performing arts came to decorate the setting of this play and they worked so hard on setting tents. They also cleaned our ground and taught us about Opera Art.
Many local guardians and parents were present there and also Pateon School joined us. Every student was seated home wise with their dorm mother. And the guest of honor was Thupten Dorjee the General Secretary of T.C.V Head Office. The Opera was started by performing Tashi Shoepa and it was very good to watch school children performing very nicely. And then the drama of "Nangsa Woebum" started and at 12.30 noon we had lunch break. After that, the opera continued and they performed it very well and with full confident.
At the end of the show, the Chief Guest gave his feedback on the importance of Tibetan Opera. He also enlightened us by highlighting the background of struggles that Tibetan Home's Foundation went under to set up their own Lhamo Group. Reported by : Sonam Dolma (2291)
There was an exhibition of stamp at Kangra Museum. Students of class IX went to explore the stamp collected by student and public. A little program was held there.
This program was about stamp. Mr. Prem Verma, incharge of District level of Philately, gave a short speech about how, when and why stamp was made. He also explained how and when the first stamp was produce in India. He also told how India has started the first Rocket Mail and Air mail. He and his colleagues discribed about some of stamps present in the hall.
They gave chocolate to each student present there. We also recieved a guest of honor trophy. They also sold some stamps to our students. They offered our school students to order latest stamps they make in future.
All over the exhibition had so far gone good for three days. Reported by : Tsering Dolkar(3057)
Senior English Elocution
On 23rd March, 2010 we had this year's senior english elocution in our school hall.
The elocution was very interesting and all participant did very well. There were three different sections, poetry, speech and drama. Each section got five students, from different classes. The competition was between classes and have different classes 2 from class 10 and three from class9.
From the poetry secton, Tenzin Bhuti of class 9 'D' got first position and from Speech Tenzin Choedon of 10 'B' got the First Position and from Drama section class 10 'K's Sonam Choezom got first.
And the First Position overall was class 10 'B' then class 10 'K' and third begged by class IX 'B'. Reported by : Dechen Khando(2995)
(13/3/2010):This year's spring fete in LTCV had been a very memorable day for we LTCVians. All the four houses - Machu, Zachu, Drichu and Kyichu worked hard to make this year's only fete a grand success. The money collected by the school this year will be spent on buying sports accessories for the concerned houses.
The fete had been a courful event with numerous stalls to see. Each stall was attended by a teacher and two helper students. There were lots of prize winning games for children, mini lotteries, relishing eatables with cheap rate; cycle riding, merry-go-round had been the central point of the fete.
By the expression on the faces of the witnesses at the fete seemed that the days had really been aspring fete day. Reported by : Tsering Thargay(3285)
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