His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now turned into 81 years old by July 6, 2016. In order to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 81st 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.
Students from hostels and homes with their home mothers, matrons and warden hoisted new prayer flags near the Stupa early in the morning. Incense-burning and Songsol prayer were 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. Prior to the start of official function, staff members will perform traditional group songs and dances (Gorshay) initiated by school dance and music teacher Gen. Bhuchung la.
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. This was a special occasion for all the Tibetans living in and outside Tibet to celebrate the 81st birth anniversary of HH the Dalai Lama. After the official gathering and function, basket ball match was arranged between the students and staff teams. The winning was awarded trophy. 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 dinner for the students as well. The evening self study period has also been cancelled on July 6, 2016 on account of birth day celebration of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Students and staff members enjoyed the song presentation by singers from outside on the night.