Friday, 12 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

TCV Creative Writing Contest

TCV creative writing contest was done in all TCV schools on 30th August, 2014 every year with a view of improving students’ writing skill. Writing has a magical power of communicating ideas/thoughts and has been playing a significant role in today’s world of education. It is an innovative activity of the mind. Effective writing involves careful choice of words, also more valid and reliable than speech. It provides ready records and references. Writing can be influential if it is written effectively.
A good writer can change the mindset of many people and keep you absorbed in the written text.

Topics for Tibetan Creative Writing are; ༼འཛིན་རིམ་དྲུག་པ་ནས་བཅུ་གཉིས་བར་གྱི་བོད་ཡིག་རྩོམ་གྱི་བརྗོད་གཞི།༽
སྡེ་ཚན་དང་པོ། འཛིན་གྲ་དྲུག་པ་ནས་བརྒྱད་པ་བར། ༡༽ བྱིས་པའི་དུས་ཆེན། ༢༽ ངའི་ནམ་དུས་སྐྱིད་ཤོས། ༣༽ ངའི་སྒྲུང་དེབ་དགའ་ཤོས།
སྡེ་ཚན་གཉིས་པ། འཛིན་གྲ་དགུ་པ་དང་བཅུ་པ། ༡༽ ང་སློབ་ཕྲུག་ཅིག་ཡིན་པའི་ཆ་ནས་ངའི་བསྒྲུབ་བྱ་ནི།
༢༽ ངས་བོད་ཡིག་སྦྱོང་དགོས་དོན་ནི། ༣༽ འདས་པའི་དུས་ལ་བོད་རང་བཙན་ཡིན་པའི་སྒྲུབ་བྱེད་ནི
སྡེ་ཚན་གསུམ་པ། འཛིན་གྲ་བཅིུག་དང་བཅིུས། ༡༽ བོད་ཕྲུག་ཚོའི་བོད་ཡིག་ཡར་རྒྱས་གཏོང་ཐབས་ནི།
༢༽ དབུ་མའི་ལམ་ནི་བོད་རྒྱ་ཞི་མོལ་གྱི་ཐབས་ལམ་བཟང་ཤོས་དེ་ཡིན། ༣༽ ང་ཚོ་བཙན་བྱོལ་ལ་ཡོང་དགོས་དོན་ནི།
Topics for English Creative Writing are;
Group 1-Class VI to VIII
1) My Best Friend      2) Time is precious 3) Reading is important
Group II – Class IX & X)
1) My Role Model      2) Freedom is my birthright 3) Idlers cannot be successful – justify
Group III – Class XI and XII
1)Importance of being patriotic  2) The leader I Admire and Revere  3) Time and Tide wait for No Man.

Foot Ball Matches

The inter-house foot ball matches between the following classes’ teams were started on August 25th 2014.    Students of four houses from VII & VIII, IX & X, and XI & XII have taken participation in the foot ball tournament. The first match was started from 4.25 pm; somehow, we could not start the matches on time due to players reporting and getting late. The kind of game helps students to display and improve their skills and stamina on the field. They also learn the importance of team spirit and team work from such event. The students get chance to show sportsmanship as well. The school games and sports committee which comprised of the senior section headmaster in the chair and eight house masters with school Physical Education teacher organized the games/sports.


India’s 68th Independence Day Celebration

-Today is the 68th Independence Day of India. India has come a long way from being one of the poorest nations in the world to an emerging super power in the last 67 years. From a socialist state, India has moved towards becoming a free market capitalist economy while retaining some characters of welfare country. India gets Independence from Great Britain on August 15, 1947. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru becomes its first Prime Minister.

On India’s Independence Day, Tibetan Children’s Village School Gopalpur organized a function in the school. The Indian national flag was hoisted before the school hall to mark the day. This is the day for all the Tibetans to express our gratitude to the people and the Government of India for having given us political asylum and for their economic, social and moral support when we Tibetans are passing through the darkest period in our history.  Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom struggle against the colonial power has been an inspiration for Tibetans and following his foot step in achieving our freedom from one of the super powers of the world today.

On the evening of Independence Day, there was inter-class patriotic songs’ competition held from class VI through VIII. The SHO Police Station of Palampur has been the guest of honor for the program besides many local Indian invitees as guests for the evening program. The Indian guests were served with dinner before the inter-class patriotic songs’ competition. After the competition, winners were given away prizes by the chief guest and followed by speech from the guest of honor. Furthermore, the chief guest asked students to stay away from the drinking and smoking habits. He said that once you were caught in the habit of smoking and drinking, you won’t be able to get out of this habit. He also gave some legal advices/tips to our students, asking them not to ride motorcycle without helmet which is not only dangerous but also illegal.
At the end, the school director gave the words of thanks to our Indian guests. The function ended with the singing of national anthems of both countries.



UMAYLAM TALK BY TOPGYAL TSERING LA,

1.The Secretary - Topgyal Tsering la, from the Department of Education, CTA has come to the Tibetan Children’s Village School Gopalpur on Wednesday 13, 2014 to bring awareness on UMAYLAM as a part of the year round program initiated by Kashak for paying tribute to our beloved leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama among the students and staff members.
Before he let us know about the Central Tibetan Administration’
s stance on UMAYLAM and its evolution, he gave us a brief account of Tibetan history before 1959.
-In 1949 The People’s Libration Army of China began invading Tibet from Kham province.
-In 1951, the Chinese government forced the Tibetan representatives to sign the “17 Point Agreement against the wishes of then Independent Tibetan government”.
-In 1950s, resistance movements took place in various parts of Tibet and in March 1959, the National Uprising broke out in Lhasa – the capital city of Tibet. Chinese brutally handled the peaceful uprising of Tibetans which led to fleeing of His Holiness into exile, followed by approximately 80,000 Tibetans.

-In 1970s the Middle Way Approach was evolved after much deliberation with then Kashag. Furthermore, Deng Xiaoping stated that, ‘Apart from independence, all issues can be discussed’. So, a new chapter and contact between Dharamsala and Beijing started and China accepted Four Fact Finding delegations to Tibet in August 1979, May 1980, June 1980 and June 1985.
-In 1987, His Holiness presented a ‘Five Point Peace Plan’ in His address at the US Congressional Human Rights Caucus, urging the Chinese to get started a negotiation based on the Middle Way Approach.
-In 1987, peaceful demonstration was brutally suppressed and imposed martial law in 1989.
-In 1988, His Holiness the Dalai Lama presented the Strasbourg Proposal in the EU parliament which elaborated on the Five Point Peace Plan. Beijing has shown willingness to hold negotiation and asked His Holiness to choose the date and venue.
-In 1989, His Holiness was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy for a peaceful solution to the issue of Tibet. The Strasbourg Proposal became invalid due to lack of concern and positive response from the Chinese side.
-In 1994 Beijing adopted a hard line policy on Tibet. This change in Beijing stance led to referendum to be held in the Tibetan community for future course of dealing with China by His Holiness. But unanimous resolution passed by Tibetans stated that His Holiness should be the sole person to take decisions on Sino-Tibetan issue.
-On 10 March, 1998 His Holiness reiterated his commitment to the Middle Way Approach and thanked the people of Tibet for trusting and placing hope in His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
-In 2001, while addressing the European Parliament, urged for resumption of dialogue.
-Since 2002, a series of talks between the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and representatives of Chinese government took place in different places and so far the 9th rounds of talk based on Middle Way Approach have been held.
-2008 onwards, there have been unprecedented and widespread protests against the Chinese government’s continued political repression, religious persecution, cultural assimilation, economic marginalization of Tibetans and environmental destruction.
-So far 130 self immolations have been taken place since 2009. There is no progress in the dialogue between the Chinese government and representatives of His Holiness. Tibetan people’s commitment to the Middle Way Approach is unwavering despite Chinese repressive measures. This is because of growing support from the international community towards the UMAYLAM.