19th OCTOBER TO 1st NOVEMBER, 2015 EVENTS

Voice of America
On 24th October, the Student Council screened Voice of America’s Tibetan news in the institute hall. The program that night was about recent Sikyong election. Besides, the program also threw light on environmental degradation in Tibet.

Community Service week
Most students contributed about two hours of community service this Saturday. The campus is spick and span due to the hard work put in the students.

Visiting of scholar for English
On 28th October, Prof.BNBalajee, formerly a professor of English at ICCE Mysore University,KSOU Mysore and Satya Sai was invited to lecture on ‘Literary and Practical criticism for 2nd and 3rd years taking English Optional paper. It was a very interactive session.

Psychology students shine at the Surana College Fest!
On 29th and 30th October 2015, all the Psychology students of 2nd year and 3rd year participated in Surana College Fest. Ms. Penpa Dolma, a lecturer in Psychology led this participation upon receiving an invitation from the host college. The students brought back a lot of awards and prizes won in various inter college competitions and contests held at the fest. The institute welcomed the students and the lecturer with much appreciation and pride! This accomplishment has been the highlight of the past week and has ignited great interest in the members of the Institute to engage in more of such intellectually stimulating activities.

Essay Competition
On Saturday, 31st October, the student council organized an open essay competition on ‘What is the Worth of Reading?’ and ‘Where is Our Future?’ Participants from different departments wrote in three different languages; English, Tibetan and Chinese.

Saturday Movie Night
The movie for this Saturday night was ‘Dead Poets Society’ starring Robin Williams. It is about a new English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) in an all boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient tradition and high standards. While instructing his course in Literature, he employs unorthodox methods to reach out to his students who deal with enormous pressures from their parents and the school. Inspiring as it was, some of the lines from the movie echo in many ears lastingly.
To quote a line:
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for”.

Reported by: LobsangTashi and Dicky Palmo (BA.Journalism)

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