Showing posts with label Tributes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tributes. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chorten in Darla MSS - A Tribute to His Majesty


The significance of Chorten, known as stupa is said to be abundant; it not only takes one closer to the heaven, but also, it protects one from any kind of evils. The idea of construction came to us as a surprise. In the beginning, and everyone thought, constructing this kind of small monument is very easy and effortless kind of work. But, when the construction begins, it came to be a huge works, and involves lots of money. So, the coordinators count every one of us-staff, and we were told that nu. 1000/ (One thousand) will be deducted every month.  For two months then we have collected. Not only that, every student in the school was requested to donate any amount for the chorten. They also sent many letters of contribution to many localities and people. So, when the budget presentation was done in one of the meetings, the budget was amounted to almost 2 lakhs. The contribution and donation didn’t stop coming. There were contribution of both cash and kind.

I really appreciated the man behind this chorten. He is a thorough spiritual person. He is Mr. Ugyen Wangdi. He really worked hard to complete the chorten so that the school wanted to consecrate on 11th November coinciding with the HM, the fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. We dedicate this chorten for his long and peaceful life. and it truly completed on 11th November. Here is the picture story of the chorten.



Groundbreaking Ceremony for Chorten



Foundation work



Busy

Busy like Bees



Carring Nangzu of the Chroten







Ready to Paint

Consecration

Dedicated to 60th Birth Anniversary of 4th king

Tsatsa for the chorten

Some Nangzus - see lots of cats eyes


Old things


And without students the Chorten wouldnt have been completed

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Darla School Celebrates the 60th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Prayers for the long live of the kings
Chipdrel ceremony in the morning with the public of Darla
Making the right thing
Various songs and dances are performed, and this one is by class six - dancing for the long life of the king

Our students feeling proud to be Bhutanese

Class nine dancing

This Chorten is consecrated today and is dedicated to HM, the Fourth King


Singing of Zhabten and Listening to the King's speech aired in the school sound box

Our Public dancing

Class eight furling the flag so high

Consecration Going on

Lighting butter lamp for HM 60th birth anniversary