Friday, 4 September 2015

His Holiness 80th Birth Day Celebration


His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now turned into 80 years old by July 6, 2015. In order to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday, it was resolved in the management council meeting that this year’s birth anniversary (Trungkar) will be celebrated in a grand manner with great joy and jubilation.
In the morning, incense-burning and Songsol prayer was held for the long life of His Holiness organized by cultural committee with assembly of senior students and staff members in their best traditional attire. During the interval period before the start of official function, staff members performed traditional songs and dances. The official function was started at 9.30 am with the presence of guest of honor Geshe Lobsang Dawa.

There was recitation of Gyalwai Shapten led by religious instructor Geshe Lobsang Khedup, followed by scarf offering to the seat of His Holiness by the Chief Guest, staff members and school captains and prefects. Then Tibetan tea and Drasil were offered to all. Students and staff also enjoyed video clips shown after the official function. Students from hostels and homes with their home mothers, matrons and warden hoisted new prayer flags near the Stupa early in the morning. This was a special occasion for all the Tibetans living in and outside Tibet to celebrate the 80th birth anniversary of HH the Dalai Lama. After the official gathering and function, basket ball match was arranged between the students of class X and XI girls ‘team.  The winning team was class XI girls and trophy was awarded to the winning team. Thereafter, whole school (students and staff members together) had joined in a very specially arranged luncheon called ‘Dham’ in local language and everyone enjoyed a lot. Home mothers, matrons and warden have been instructed to make special either vegetable momo or vegetable bhaklab in dinner for the students. The evening self study period has also been cancelled on July 6, 2015 on account of 80th birth day celebration of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

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