Poetry Recitation by Phakay Danglang

Members of volunteer club (Phakay Danglang) for preserving Tibetan language have organized individual poetry recitation competition on June 13 in connection with a Tribute being paid to the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on His 80th birth anniversary and for His tremendous contribution for the genuine cause of Tibet in particular and World Peace at large in general. The guest of honor for the competition was Rev. Kirti Rinpoche accompanied by eminent Tibetan writers in Tibetan community in exile. The essence of holding such competition in our school is to let our students know about the richness of poetries in our heritage. Prior to the contest, Master Lobsang Dawa, introduced the judges and another ex-member of Phakay Danglang master Drugthar gave a brief introduction on aims and objectives of founding of Phakay Danglang in TCV School Gopalpur. Thereafter, some members gave an exemplary poetry recitation and then the actual individual poetry recitation competition got kicked off. The first position was taken by Miss Dakar Tso of VIII C, second position was bagged by Tsetan Wangchuk class X D and followed by Master Lungrig of XII C in the third position. The winners were given away prizes by the guest of honor. Thereafter, the chief guest addressed the audience and the guest of honor was happy to see that younger generation is taking the responsibility of preserving our culture and language. Furthermore he said that younger generation is held responsible for the continued existence of Tibetan rich cultural heritage. So everyone is urged to pay attention to our culture and language and make optimum use of our language without getting mixed up with international languages wherever you are. Rinpoche has kindly made a cash donation of INR 15000/ toward the Phakay Danglang for their good job. The club members had held session of brain storming with a group of students in the afternoon. There was poetry recitation and presentation of Tibetan songs by ex-students in the evening as well.