Global TCV Bylakuppe Alumni Network conferred Appreciation Award to Ama Jetsun Pema

Global TCV Bylakuppe Alumni Network conferred  Appreciation Award to Ama Jetsun Pema la on December 18 at Dekyi Tsering hall in TCV Bylakuppe School.

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The award is an expression of gratitude by TCV SOS Bylakuppe Alumni for her lifelong contribution and tireless work towards educating thousands of Tibetan Children who are provided holistic education at ten different TCV boarding schools spread across India. In addition to this Amala award, the Global TCV Bylakuppe Alumni Network, a global alumni association has also conferred a thank you memento plague and a Buddha silk thangkha scroll to each of four former school directors during the occasion. The association also recognized the valuable contribution made by 22 former retired staff members by offering KhaThag by the chief guest of the occasion, Ama JeTsun Pema la.

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The Ama La Appreciation dinner is also hosted under a specially arranged banquet tent to all former students, staff members, current staff and students of this school. During the dinner, the chief guest of the occasion Ama JeTsun Pema la is accompanied by honourable SiKyong Dr. Lobsang Senge, the speaker of Tibetan Administration in exile, Mr. Penpa Tsering, local Tibetan Bylakuppe settlement representatives and Bengaluru based south zone Tibetan settlement representative.

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More than hundred fifty former students and staff members of this school have attended this momentous occasion in the history of TCV SOS Bylakuppe School.

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TCV Alumni of NY and NJ host dinner to the visiting TCV staff

TCV Alumni of NY and NJ host dinner to the visiting TCV staff

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TCV Alumni Association of NY and NJ hosted a dinner for Gen Lekshey Tenpa lak and Gen Pema Yangdon lak on October 28, 2015, which also happened to be the first event organized by the new executive officers of TCVAANYNJ. The dinner was held at Tibetan Dumpling Café and 38 ex TCV alumni and staff members attended from various states despite the pouring rain. The event  commenced with the introduction of previous and current executive members of TCVAANYNJ by Dechen Dorjee, General Secretary, after which Pasang Dhondup, President, welcomed the guests in honor and thanked  everyone for not letting the weather dampen the evening plans.  The attendees introduced themselves and shared their respective TCV stories and memories, evoking great emotion from everyone, which was followed by a few words from Gen Lekshey Tenpa lak.

Gen lak thanked everyone for attending the dinner, and stressed the importance of unity and brotherhood. Gen lak pointed out the positive shift in TCV, where it once lacked experiences and resources, but with time, has gained experiences as well as knowledge. He mentioned that rather than despairing over the fact that there are fewer children arriving from Tibet, we should in turn take this time to focus on the quality of education provided to the children in TCV using the resources available to us.

The evening concluded with dinner, casual conversation, and everyone taking pictures with Gen Lekshey Tenpa lak and Gen Pema Yangdon lak. You could sense the nostalgia in the air.

While there was a huge gathering of TCV staff and students it was an opportune time to thank the outgoing executive members and welcome and introduce newly elected executive members.

 

Newly elected Executive Officers of TCV Alumni Association of NY and NJ are as follows;

Pasang Dhondup – President

Dechen Dorjee – General Secretary

Pema Tsomo – Cashier

Dawa Tsering – Accountant

Rigzin Choedon – Communications Director

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Silver jubilee batch – The class of 1990

Silver jubilee batch – The class of 1990

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We are very happy to have about 35 students – the class of 1990 attends the 55th TCV anniversary as special guests. There are from several locations: USA, Switzerland, Bhutan, Nepal and different parts of India. Many of them are meeting after almost 25 years since they graduated in 1990. Most of them are doing very well and holding very responsible posts. Many of them are in the service sectors: principal, doctor, instructors and one parliamentarian from our assembly and few have their own businesses. They were lodged in home two and during their brief stay in the same home they shared their childhood memories with laughter, emotional outburst and of course fun.

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We had an informal gathering with the management team and had very productive discussion sharing their past experiences and tying a very strong bondage with Alma mater.  As a token of their gratitude they bore the cost of anniversary dinner for the staff and also requested us to arrange a similar dinner for our retired staff. During the formal function the silver jubilee batch presented a huge painting and TCV logo to Amala and our president.

They were very fortunate to get an audience from His Holiness which is the highlights of their visit to alma mater after 25 years.

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Tenshug by TCV family

Tenshug by TCV family

Current and ex students and staff of TCV are most welcome to attend a very special event in the annals of TCV. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has very kindly consented to accept TENSHUG by TCV Family spread all over the globe on 29th May 2015:gyalwa tenshuk invitation

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Summary of the TCVAA Winter Program 2015 – TCV Ladakh (Feel at home)

Summary of the TCVAA Winter Program 2015 – TCV Ladakh (Feel at home)
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Feel at home – a program initiated by TCVAA Kathmandu and Pokhara is running successfully for the tenth year. We are very happy to learn that TCVAA Dharamshala and Ladakh joined hands to make this program very enriching by touching the hearts of our children who were involved in the program. This year for the first time the opportunity to tour Nepal and visit many Ex TCV families in Nepal was offered to the children of TCV Ladakh. Fifteen children were shortlisted and selected to travel from Ladakh to Nepal. These are the children who have never been outside Ladakh for several years.

An extensive month long tour from their remote home town in Ladakh to Delhi and then to Pokhara to Kathmandu was organized in collaboration with several TCV Alumni Associations. It was indeed the most adventurous, wonderful, joyful, enriching experience. They met many loving and caring Tibetans (ExTCVians) and received lots of love and care and support from ExTCV Brothers/Sisters as well as strangers who came to support them in every possible means and help them made their journey very interesting and memorable.

We are glad that this project completed successfully in right time and children were offered new clothes and pocket money for the Losar and also for upcoming Academic year 2015!

We sincerely thank all those responsible Executive Members of TCV Alumni Associations, ExTCVians and other sponsors/supporters/helpers for their timely help that always motivates and boosts their morale with positive inclination for such wonderful projects.

TCVAA Kathmandu and TCVAA Pokhara’s Winter Projects have been running successfully over the last 1 decade and have benefited over 100 needy, poor and destitute TCV children.

Last year TCVAA Dhasa joined this project and partnered towards a more collaborative work and helped them with all the expenses in Delhi like Sightseeing, board and lodge until the time the children were safely home in TCV Chauntra.

This year TCVAA Dhasa took lot more initiative and coordinated with TCV School Ladakh and arranged Winter Holiday Program for 15 needy children from cold and chilling Ladakh to much warmer
places like Pokhara and Kathmandu.

TCVAA Ladakh also joined hands in this project despite their limited resources and helped bear 4 Air Tickets of Kids from Leh to Delhi and back. All the children from Ladakh had a terrific time and were safely back to their school in TCV Ladakh on 17th February.

Thank you one and all!

PS: We look forward to see TCV Alumni Associations all over the world to join hands with this or other such projects in the near future so that we all could see shared vision and goal to help bring
SMILE and JOY and HAPPINESS in the face of our Tibetan brothers and
sisters in Exile who are in need of our services/help!

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2015 bilingual calender from TCV Head Office Alumni desk

An excellent souvenir for TCV past and present staff and students across the world is the calender from TCV Head Office Alumni desk. The calender is embossed with memorable pictures from all our branches with Tibetan and international calender.                           Place your order to : tcvaadhasa@gmail.com                 norbu@tcv.org.in

 

Very limited copies left.

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Sponsorship drive by TCV Alumni in Canada

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Dechen Wangmo, Lhakpa Tsering, Jamchung, Ngawang Thinlay, Bumo & Salden Kunga (First five volunteered sponsors for Tibetan students from TCV school Indcanala sponsorsia, organized by 5th Term TCVAA Toronto on Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014. We encourage more Tibetans in North America and around the world to come up and start helping our own Tibetans in India and Tibet. (Photo by Salden Kunga) — at St. Johns Polish National Catholic Cathedral at 186 Cowan Avenue, Toronto.

 

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Tenzin Deckey la, TCV students sponsorship coorindator, reading out the names of volunteered sponsors from Toronto & around for individual Tibetan students from TCV School India directly. This is a new project. Tsering Lhundup la acknowledging Ngawang Thinlay. We would encourage more Ex TCV students around North America to start sponsoring Tibetan students. On this day, Saturday, October 25th, we have got 10 Volunteers to sponsor Children in TCV School India. Photo by Salden Kunga — at St. Johns Polish National Catholic Cathedral at 186 Cowan Avenue, Toronto.

Lhakpa Tsering, Jamchung, Ngawang Thinlay, Bumo & Salden Kunga (First five volunteered sponsors for Tibetan students from TCV school India, organized by 5th Term TCVAA Torontoronto 3to on Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014. We encourage more Tibetans in North America and around the world to come up and start helping our own Tibetans in India and Tibet. (Photo by Salden Kunga)— with Dechen Wangmo at St. Johns Polish National Catholic Cathedral at 186 Cowan Avenue, Toronto.

 

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