Tibet Day Celebration

A group song presentation by Junior grade students.

A full day March : Remembering the 10th March

Students on the long march for Tibet and its people.

Basketball tournament on process

Health is wealth. The majority of the students take keen interest in various competition between the four houses.

Gandhi Jayanti

Commemorating Gandhi Jayanti with Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.

A visit my Alumini

Dr.Tenzin Dadul and team of doctors from the Cancer Medical Dental Programme visits our School to provide their assistance to our community.

Monday, 17 June 2019

THE KAGYUR and TENGYUR PROCESSION

The holiest of Saka Dawa is the full moon day, the 15th day of the month which is associated with Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. This year it fell on 17th June. Unlike last year this year the cultural committee of the school organized the Kagyur and Tengyur procession around Dzongsar Monastery. On this sacred day the students of class 7 to 10 carried the holy Kagyur scriptures on their shoulders and started the sacred procession from the school gate to Dzongsar Monastery chanting “Jangchup Semchok Rinpoche” They circumambulated the monastery with the holy scriptures. It was a holy march and everyone felt blessed.









Wednesday, 12 June 2019

KAGYUR READING

Saka Dawa is considered the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist festival celebrating Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana.  Saka Dawa is called the meritorious month. In Tibetan Dawa means “month” while Saka means the name of  the closet star to the earth. In this month any good deeds performed  are rewarded with one hundred million times merits. It falls in the fourth month in the Tibetan Lunar Calender.
To commemorate this holy month the cultural committee of the school organized Kagyur Reading on 12th and 13th June at Lother Hall. According to an internet site “Kangyur” is the translated words of the Buddha. It is the entire collection of texts regarded as “Buddhavacana” or “Buddha word,”  translated into Tibetan. The texts are considered to be “Buddha word” are records not only of the Buddha’s own discourses, but also of teachings and explanations given by others – often by his close disciples with his approval, or by other enlightened beings. Also included are systematic compilations of the Buddha’s pronouncements on particular topics, eg. the rules of monastic discipline in the Vinaya texts

The teachers and the students above class 7 assembled in the hall to read the holy scriptures. ( Kagyur )  The students of class 3 to 6 recited prayers at their respective classes and class 1 and 2 students chanted the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hun” at their homes led by their home mothers. The stage was decorated with religious symbols, decked with butter lamps and tsoks. Refreshments like tea, juice, hot water, bun, biscuit and samosa were served for all. Everyone got an opportunity to earn merits and felt blessed on this auspicious month.  


Friday, 31 May 2019

ENGLISH SINGING ASSEMBLY

English singing assembly was first introduced by our beloved mentor Mrs Tenzin Pelmo La, T.C.V. English Resource Person in T.C.V. Schools last year. Since then our school has been organizing it in our school under the guidance of English teachers and this will continue for the years to come. The main aim of the singing assembly is make the children learn English through songs and make them interested in learning English. This year the 1st English singing assembly was held on 31st May at the school auditorium during the morning assembly. The program was led by English and Social committee chairperson Miss Lhakpa Dolma La. Students of class 4, 5 and 6 participated in it along with their respective English teachers. Class 5 and 6 students sang and danced on the tune of ‘Earth- We’re in it together’ with the music and without the music. The theme of the song is to save our Earth. Class 4 students presented few Jolly Phonic Songs they have learned from March till May. They are the ones who have started learning English this year or they are the beginners. They impressed the audience with their beautiful songs. The students sang and danced with much enthusiasm and zeal. 


Saturday, 25 May 2019

INTER HOUSE CULTURAL SONG AND DANCE COMPETITION

T.C.V. aims to develop a sound understanding of Tibetan identity and culture and taking these goals into account an inter house cultural song and dance is organized every year in all the T.C.V. Schools to preserve and promote our culture and identity. A large number of students get the opportunity to learn Tibetan songs, dances and music.
The inter house cultural song and dance competition of  this school took place on 25th May in the school’s Lother Auditorium. To grace the occasion the school has invited Dr. Pema Yangchen La, the Education Minister, CTA as the chief guest and some  distinguished  guests. The judges for the competition were Mr. Tsultrim Dorjee La, Mr. Phuntsok Tashi La and Mr. Yeshi Tsering La. They had the most difficult time since the competition was neck and neck. The competition was between four houses based on four different items namely, a group song, a duet song, a junior dance and a senior dance.
This year, around 500 students participated in this mega event. The students literally gave their heart and soul in learning and rehearsing  those songs and dance items within a short span of time under the guidance of their hardworking and dedicated house masters and mistresses. They mesmerized the audience with their awesome and exquisite performance.

Finally the result of the competition was declared and the winners were awarded with trophies by the chief guest. In group song, Nyatri House bagged the first prize, in duet singing category Triral House stood first, in the junior dance competition, Nyatri bagged the first prize and Songtsen House bagged the first prize in the senior dance category. The overall winner of inter house cultural song and dance competition was bagged by Nyatri House. The competition was a grand success as it brought out a number of hidden talents and more number of students’ participation. It was a memorable day for everyone. 


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A VISIT BY HONOURABLE EDUCATION MINISTER

The minister of Education Department, CTA, Dr. Pema Yangchen La paid a visit to T.C.V. School Chauntra on 14th May, 2109. The school management and the students from class 1 to 5 stood in rows from the school office to the school I.C.T. room welcomed her warmly with white scraves in their hands. During her visit she inaugurated the school well furnished I.C.T. room where she observed class 9 students learning their English lesson using I.C.T. under the guidance of their English teacher.
The inauguration was succeeded by the Kalon’s talk to the teachers at the school prayer hall. In her speech to the teachers, she shared her wide knowledge about teaching pedagogy. She shared some teaching strategies, grouping strategies and strategic praising.  She stressed on the importance and benefits of reading. She reminded the teachers to give opportunities to the students rather than punishments. She quoted a famous quotation “We teach who we are.”  She concluded her talk by thanking all the teachers for the dedication and sincerity they put towards educating the young minds.
At 12:45 p.m. the students from class 6 to 10 and the teachers teaching these classes gathered in the school hall to listen to her inspirational speech. She addressed the students by saying that they should feel fortunate to get an opportunity to learn in school as millions of children don’t have such opportunities. She also reminded them to feel the gratefulness of H.H. the Dalai Lama, CTA, Ama Jetsun Pema La and told them to think what they can do for their family, village, their society and their country at large and accordingly keep an aim for themselves. In her final talk she let them know the importance and benefits of reading.

She paid her final visit to the special school where she was given a tour of the special school and met the staff and the children with special needs. It was an unforgettable day for the school children and the staff of T.C.V. Chauntra.


Saturday, 4 May 2019

DOLMA TSENDON

Dolma Tsendon is regarded as a great time to earn merits and to attain spiritual purification by the Tibetans. The cultural committee of this school organize Dolma Tsendon yearly in the school and this year it was organized on 4th May at Lother Hall.  It was started at 7:00 p.m till 7:00 a.m the next day.The stage was decked up with all sorts of ritual offerings like butter lamps and tsok. The staff and the students chanted the prayers in shift wise throughout the night.By chanting this 21 verse with sincere devotion, one can eliminate disease, fear, anxiety, suffering, troubles and negative karma.

https://www.facebook.com/tcv.chauntra/videos/1656256307840401/ 

Saturday, 20 April 2019

CLASS X TREKKING

Billing is very famous for the world paragliding .So, all the class-X student were taken to Billing for Trekking.
At 2 a.m. all the students gathered at basket court A and they marched from school at 3.30 a.m. and they reached the spot by 6.30 a.m. where all of them got breakfast and they climbed the top of the mountain. Last student reached the top around 10 a.m.
There all the students got busy in preparing their food for themselves and to the teachers thy all started camping in the local areas.  Some of them watched the view and observed the struggles of the Para gliders.  Some Para gliders were enjoying and others were struggling. At night they had bonfire and they were enjoyed singing and dancing till 9 p.m. After that they had in good night’s sleep.
The next day, they climbed on top of the other mountain till 2.p.m. and then they came down and reached the school by 6.30 p.m.

So, during that trekking students were exposed with different real life experiences.so, we would like to thank the school administration for arranging such a trip to educate our students with this valuable method.

Monday, 15 April 2019

WORKSHOP ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

An inclusive education workshop was organized by the Department of Education for the teachers at Chauntra from April 15 to 17 . The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Sini R. Thomas. She has earned P.H.D. in Inclusive Education.  Under her guidance and counseling the teachers learned that Inclusive Education is when all the students, regardless of any challenges they may have are placed together. They play, learn and mingle together.  From this workshop the teachers learned to be patient and kind with those having learning and behavior issues. The teachers were asked to praise and motivate them. They were given some guidelines to help and respond to the needs of such children in a better way. She also had a one to one session with those children who have learning and behavior issues and she shared her reports on some students. The teachers had a serious and an active discussion with the resource person on the challenges the students face and she suggested some remedial measures to be implied on them.  All in all this workshop helped the teachers to help their students in better ways.



Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Tibetan Spelling Bee ( 10th April, 2019 )

To inspire and motivate the children to learn spellings, a Tibetan Spelling Bee was organized by the Tibetan Committee on 10th April at Lother Hall at 7:00 p.m. Students from class 7 and above and the staff assembled in the auditorium to witness the program. Thirty students from class 7 and 8 participated in that Tibetan Spelling Bee. The chairperson for the event was Gen Tenzin Norbu La and he started the first round by asking the spellers to spell a verb each. Gen Tenzin Thori La began the second round with the two syllable words followed by Gen Sonam Chophel with the four syllable words for the third round. Gen Tenzin Norbu La concluded the Spelling Bee with the final round by asking the qualified spellers to spell a tense of a given word. The program ended with the announcement of the spelling champions Dawa Bhutti La of class 7 S and Sonam Choesphel  La of class 7 B. They were honored and awarded with a prize by the school Principal.




Thursday, 4 April 2019

Earthquake Mock Drill ( 4th April,2019 )

Himachal Pradesh is highly sensitive to earthquake and to commemorate the 4th April, 1905 Kangra earthquake, a mock drill on earthquake was conducted at T.C.V. Chauntra on 4th April,2019 as Chauntra falls in the earthquake risk zone.
The mock drill began with a beating of drum which lasted for about two minutes and during that time all the staff and the students practiced Drop, Cover, Hold and it was followed by evacuation and rescuing of those who pretended to be injured and left under the debris by the evacuation and rescue team of the school. Those who pretended to be injured were given first aid by the school first aid team. The class teachers took the attendance of  their class students and the missing students were immediately reported to the school Headmaster.
This earthquake mock drill is done every year in the school to help the students and staff learn how to react immediately, appropriately and effectively in case of emergency.  



Wednesday, 3 April 2019

TIBET OUR COUNTRY PROJECT

Tibet our country day is celebrated annually in all the T.C.V. schools to let the children develop a sound understanding of Tibetan identity, culture and tradition and our school is no exception. Prior to this big event or program, the teachers in our school select or choose a topic which is suitable and appropriate for their class level. They research and read the books related with the topic they have chosen and get ready with all the resources and materials beforehand. The teaching and learning process starts thereafter.

This year Tibet our country project started in this school on 3rd April and lasted till 24th April. The children and the teachers both stayed back after the class to learn and share more about Tibet and its culture and tradition. This year it was decided in the Education Development Team meeting that the T.O.C. project be based on displays and exhibition of models rather than the class wise presentation which the school has been doing for the past few years. The change was made  to make the children learn more by watching and observing the exhibitions and to create the atmosphere and sense of Tibetanness in them.

The morning programme commenced at 9:00 a.m. inside the school Lother Hall. Class 3 students did their presentation on Sangsol and a Tibetan dance followed by songs and dance by the Kindergarten and the Special School.  Students and staff read the Sangsol scriptures and had Sangsol on the school basketball court.

After the recess, each class displayed their models and exhibitions to the students and staff to be observed. The models and the demonstrations were on the following topics :Nomadic life, Tibetan Medicines, Guthuk, The Twelve Zodiac Signs, Tibetan Opera, Yumbulhakhang, The Eight Auspicious Signs, The Tibetan Traditional Dresses, Potala  etc. The students and the staff had an interactive and fun learning from those who were explaining their projects.

The day ended with some satirical and comedy drama by the students of class 6 at the school auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The audience had a great time laughing out loud after watching their high standard dramas. On the whole Tibet our country project was a grand success.




Tuesday, 2 April 2019

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (8th March to 2nd April, 2019)

A basketball  practice and tournament was organized by the games committee from 8th March to 2nd April. Students were categorized into four divisions i.e. Girls Open, Junior Boys, Inter Boys and Senior Boys. Students belonging to all the four houses practiced and played under the training and coaching of their house masters and mistresses.
During the basketball tournament, spectators cheered for their houses and the basketball players played with full enthusiasm and zeal
The final match was played on 2ndApril, 2019 at the basket ground. It was decorated well with colorful house flags to symbolize the respective houses. Staff and students gathered at the  basket ground to witness the winner for the final match and the prize distribution. Every one witnessed good sportsmanship and team spirit and the participants learned that participation is more important than winning or losing.
Division
Winners
Junior Boys
Trisong House
Inter Boys
Triral House
Senior Boys
Trisong  House
Girls Open
Nyatri House

OVERALL RESULT OF THE BASKET BALL TOURNAMENT
S.Nos
POSITION
HOUSE
1
FIRST
TRISONG HOUSE
2
SECOND
TRIRAL HOUSE
3
THIRD
NYATRI HOUSE
4
FORTH
SONGTSEN HOUSE

Friday, 29 March 2019

GRADUATION DAY (29thMarch to 30thMarch, 2019)


On the eve of 29th March a dinner party was organized for the XIth outgoing batch of Grade X. The school auditorium was filled with the students of class 10 (2018) for the farewell dinner party with the staff members. It was arranged by the new class ten (2019) by decorating the hall beautifully, by serving tea, snacks, foods and by entertaining them with songs, dances and with short and beautiful video clips which were captured in their tenure in the school. The outgoing students and the staff cherished those moments. It was a day for the outgoing students to share their emotions, sadness, happiness, pride, anxiety and excitements. They had both the feeling of happiness and sadness, Happy for the first step they are going to take in their life and sad that they are leaving the school.
The next day, they had their Graduation Day at Loter Hall. The guest of the occasion was one of the school alumni Dr. Kunchok Dorjee La. He presented a scarf for each and every outgoing students as a gesture to congratulate them. He provided a brief speech on how grateful the students should feel for getting these kind of opportunities to be in the school and he wished every one of them success and hoping to see them in the same school. The Graduation Day was one of the most memorable day for the XIth outgoing batch of T.C.V. Chauntra and the moment was captured in photos by clicking pictures of them with the Chief Guest and their subject teachers.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY ( 24th March, 2019 )


World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24th March each year to bring awareness in public about this infectious disease and to put efforts to end and eliminate this deadly disease which kills millions of people every year. The theme of World TB Day 2019 is ‘It’s time.’ Our school also commemorated this day to raise awareness about this disease by organizing an essay writing and a drawing competition under the guidance of the health committee of our school. A friendly match between the school team and staff was arranged to highlight the importance of observing this day.


Monday, 18 March 2019

ZERO T.B. PROGRAMME ( 18th March – 25th March, 2019 )

A week long Zero T.B. programme was conducted in our school from 18th March to 25th March. On the first day during the morning assembly Dr. Kunchok Dorjee La and Dr. Sonam Topgyal La brought awareness among the students and the staff about Latent TB and Active TB. Under this program, the school children and the staff were screened- they were screened for TB symptoms such as cough, fever and night sweats, and were interviewed about TB exposure history.  Children and staff were given tuberculin skin testing to diagnose TB infection by measuring immune response. Those who showed TB symptoms were further diagnosed by sending them to get an x-ray  and laboratory testing done. This program was initiated  by the team of doctors and nurses from Delek Hospital, Dharamsala. The aim of this program is to eliminate TB disease in the school.







Saturday, 16 March 2019

SPRING FETE ( 16th March, 2019 )

Spring fete is annually organized in our school by the school games committee to raise funds for the school. It is the most awaited event of the year for the students. Everyone in the school sighed with a relief and had a big smile on their faces as the day began with a warm sunshine. This year it was held at the school football ground on 16th March. The staff and the children both worked hand in hand in displaying the different stalls ranging from tasty food, exciting games and relishing refreshment.  It was a day filled with fun, laughter and enjoyment. The presence and support of the parents and the visitors made the day livelier and a memorable one.


Friday, 15 March 2019

WORKSHOP ON LIFESKILL AND LESSON PLAN (15th March, 2019)

On 15th March, 2019 all the senior staff of T.C.V.Chauntra are fortunate to have Mrs.Vijayam Kartha for her kind workshop based on life skill and lesson plan. This was so interesting that all the staff members were appreciating her way of teaching. She has demonstrated how to plan a lesson and explain about the cbse based life skill. Her work shop was very helpful and it could be applicable to all the students. Thank you mam for her heart touching advises.




Sunday, 10 March 2019

Spring Fete 2019

Spring Fete is an event organized by Games Committee for generating fund. The four houses assign stalls to their respective staff members and students. Staff and the students put in their best effort for the entire day in making monetary gains. The fund gathered ultimately is spent on children overall development in various co-curricular activities.

NATIONAL UPRISING DAY (10thMarch, 2019)

10thMarch is observed as Tibetan National Uprising Day which commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the presence of the People’s Republic of China in Tibet.  It was the day when Chinese government entered and captured the capital of Tibet, Lhasa and the flight of the His.HolinessThe Dalai Lama into exile.
After 1959, every year thousands of Tibetan people and their supporters gather together to the street to mark the anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day and also to show that Tibet is not a part of China.
Tibetan schools in Mandi District gathered together at Sughbagh ground and had the  main function. After that senior students and staff members of Tibetan schools marched towards Baijnath by shouting slogans for free Tibet. Again a function was held there, everyone hoped for free Tibet and one day return to Tibet- our motherland.




Tuesday, 5 March 2019

PARENTS’DAY (5th March 2019)

5th March is celebrated as Parents’Day to pay homage to Gyalyum Chenmo. All the staff and the students above class VI  attended the function at the school auditorium. The staff and the school captains and prefects offered traditional scarves to the portrait of GyalyumChenmo to pay homage to her. Next, the school principal address the audience by giving a speech on the benevolence of GyayumChenmo la and by showing a short documentary film on GyalmoChenmo. The school Headmaster Gen Karma Tashi La concluded the function with his thank you notes. At the end of the programme, tea and snacks were served to all the parents and staff members.




Friday, 1 March 2019

SCHOOL OPENING CEREMONY ( 1st March, 2019 )

On 1st March, 2019 T.C.V. Chauntra observed the school opening ceremony with full enthusiasm and zeal. All the staff and the students from class 6 and above participated in that great event. The function started at 9 a.m. after the arrival of the chief guest Mr. Chime Dorjee La, the settlement officer of Dege Division Bir. The event began off with the singing of the Tibetan National Anthem. After that the new staff, the new house masters, the new committee chairpersons, the new captains and the new prefects were introduced and were offered scarf (Khatak) by the chief guest. Prize distribution was conducted to congratulate and felicitate the students in acedemics, cleanliness and good conduct. After the prize distribution the chief guest Mr. Chime Dorjee La addressed the students by emphasizing on two aspects, i.e hard work and consistency in becoming a successful student. The event ended with the acknowledgement note by the school Headmaster Mr. Karma Tashi La.





Wednesday, 27 February 2019

TEACHERS’ ORIENTATION PROGRAMME ( 27th and 28th February, 2019 )


Year 2018 ended in a blink of an eye and the new academic year 2019 started after the arrival of the teachers and staff from their two months winter holidays. Two days orientation program for teachers were organized to enlighten the teachers about the EDC minutes 2018, MDC minutes and the action plans to be taken in the new academic year 2019.

The first day included a session with the school Assistant Headmistress Mrs. Tenzin Dolma La. She addressed the teachers by throwing some lights on the EDC minutes to let the teachers know the action plans they need to take and have a mindset about them. In that meeting she inspired and motivated the teachers to take their responsibility of teaching the students with full dedication and sincerity. That was followed by handing over the class list and the class time table to the class teachers.

The first day concluded with the subject committee meeting where the teachers thoroughly discussed about Leadership Development, Academic Proposal and PTA Meeting.

The second day of the orientation began with the welcome speech by the school Principal Mr. Passang Tsering La. He stressed on the EDC and the MDC minutes followed by the school headmaster Mr. Karma Tashi  La addressing the teachers about the action plans they need to take in the year 2019. The day ended with the subject committee meeting revising  the discussions the teachers had on Leadership Development, Academic proposal and PTA meeting.