The 56th Tibetan National Uprising Day was commemorated at the Institute with simple formal function where the Kashag (Head of the Cabinet) and Chedu (representative from Parliament) addressed the student body and the staff members.
The Student Council organized another program wherein students distributed pamphlets and other literatures on Tibet in both Mysoru and Bengaluru targeting over 12 major colleges and universities, bus terminals and train stations and malls. A third group of students joint the main function in Bengaluru city along with Bengaluru Youth Congress.
The Student Council generally takes responsibility for organizing all student related co-curricular activities of the institution in consultation and collaboration with the administration. Such activities are held every saturday and after the regular class hours during week days. The programs provide intellectual, social and cultural stimulation, interaction and opportunities to learn from participation and literally ‘learning to be.’ For example: In the month of March, there was an entire campus cleaning activity on the first Saturday, an Inter departmental English debate on the topic, “Competition is necessary for learning process” organized on the third Saturday, presentation on news-update for the year held on the fourth Saturday of the month.
Games and Sports: In the month of March, the Tibetan Department in conjunction with their Celebration of the 80th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness, initiated Inter-Departmental Games and Sports program. Thereby, the air in the evening in hostel every day is filled with shouts of fun and joy and sometimes the cries of losing. Every Department including a staff team each sends their men and women basket-ball and badminton teams for tournaments. The Final winning teams had their match with visiting teams from TCV Youth hostel, Bangalore.
The B.Com Department organized a cricket Tournament to live the World Cricket matches in the campus.
In the last weekend of March, BA (Political Science) students made it a fund raising affair. Laphing and momos filled everyone’s stomach and hearts. These students are hoping to generate enough money to buy an LCD projector for their class.
Entertainment: BCA Department organized a Computer Gaming event on 6th and 7th of March, 2015 to de-stress post examination hangovers. There were four different games. (COUNTER STRIKE, FIFA, and TEMPLE RUN &PIANO RUN) Each game had a cash prize. The Gaming Event was open for all the students. More than 100 participants took part.
AN INTERACTIVE SESSION ON BUDDHIST EDUCATION AND PEDAGOG
Dato’ Dr. G. K. Ananda Kumaraseri, a career ambassador of over 30 years standing and former
Director General of ASEAN was at the Institute from March 20 – 25, 2015. He graciously gave four
sessions on the following topics. These sessions proved to be thought provoking and very interactive. The
student thoroughly enjoyed the session. They reinforced a lot of the values that have been taught to them
and provided moments for much reflection and introspection. The sessions were impactful on the thoughts and actions of the students and had much relevancy in their daily life.
- ILLS OF MODERN SOCIETY – THE CHALLENGES FOR THE INSTITUITIONS OF MARRIAGE
- FAILURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM: IMPERATIVE OF HOLISTIC EDUCATION
- THE SECRET OF SUCCESS, WELL BEING AND HAPPINESS IN THE MODERN AGE
- AN INTERACTIVE SESSION ON BUDDHIST EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY
DAY ONE: 22 March, 2015