Ambedkar Jayanti Day, 14th April, is an annual festival holiday to commemorate the birthday of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, founding father of the Indian constitution.
Ambedkar was a strong advocator of social equality, right to dignity and a social reformer.
The students of DPKS took part in a procession through the town of Leh organized by the Ladakh Buddhist Association to demand the Bhoti language to be included in the 8th schedule of the Indian constitution.
The event created a massive procession involving lots of schools in and around the town with slogans, placards and essay competitions to mark the importance of the day.
The entire team of teachers and support staff headed by the Chair person and the Principal take great pride and pleasure in heartily congratulating the recent school leavers on their outstanding J&K Board Class 10 matriculation exam results.
Class Pass Percentage: 100%
• No. of students: 35
• No. of students with distinction: 10
• No. of student with first Division: 18
• No. of student with 2nd Division: 7
The atmosphere at DPKS picked up great momentum with the posters of different candidates covering nearly the entire campus. The students eagerly engaged themselves along with the teachers to prepare for the polls to re-elect the new 2016 student council. Congratulations to the new student council.
His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche, Chair of Druk Padma Karpo Educational Society (DPKES), organised a special condolence assembly of all students and staff on 26th June 2014 in memory of Philip Cornwell who died that morning aged 67.
Dr. Philip Cornwell, Trustee of Drukpa Trust, had a successful career in transport planning before becoming involved in the Druk White Lotus School, eventually becoming its international project manager and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for the school.
He was educated in the UK at Dartford Grammar School in Kent and Manchester University, where he graduated in 1967 with a BSc degree in civil engineering. He went on to do an MSc then a PhD in transportation and environmental planning at Birmingham University.
A career in transport consultancy followed, first with Freeman Fox and Partners (later Halcrow Fox), then in private partnership with a small group of colleagues. Working mainly for the World Bank, they undertook projects in many parts of the world, including Burkina Faso, China, Peru and Thailand.
The school governors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Shomie Das, an eminent Indian educationist, as Education Advisor. Mr Das is an alumnus of The Doon School and graduated from the University of Calcutta and the University of Cambridge, UK. Mr Das was Head of the Physics Department at Gordonstoun School and was Principal of Mayo College from 1969 to 1974 and then Headmaster of the Lawrence School, Sanawar, until 1988. He served as Headmaster of The Doon School from 1988 until his retirement in 1995. He is currently the Chairman of Oakridge International School.
Three years ago this month, a big mudslide hit our school in the night and did a huge amount of damage. Nobody was killed on the campus, but more than 200 people lost their lives nearby in the Indus Valley. School staff saved our residential students and led them to safety on adjacent high ground. Villagers' fields were left covered in mud, boulders and debris, dramatically affecting their livelihoods.
The school buildings took a direct hit, but top-class design and good construction enabled them to withstand the large forces. The mud made a terrible mess inside buildings, and carried away books, furniture and equipment.
The school participated in the Secondary Sports Tournament in May, organised by District Youth Services and Sports. It was held at the Boys’ Higher Secondary School, Leh. Thankfully the conditions were better than during their winter sports events. The following awards were won:
- Girls Football (Winner)
- Girls Handball (Runners Up)
- Boys Relay (Gold)
- Girls Relay (Gold)
- 100m race Girls (Gold)
- 100m race Boys (Gold)
- 400m race Boys (Bronze)
Reserve your free tickets here for Tuesday 26th February 2013 to hear a talk, in London, on Buddhist gardens by a world expert on the history of western as well as eastern gardens.
Tom Turner will be giving this free talk in London from 6.30 - 8.30pm. Tom visited the school in summer 2012 and is helping to create a landscape design for the DWLS campus.
Joining Tom will be Simon Drury-Brown, a landscape architect, who will talk about his visit to DWLS last year and his plans for the DWLS landscape programme in 2013.
The Sustainable Landscapes Research Group, School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University of Greenwich is hosting the talks which are free to members of the public. The venue is:
King William 315 Lecture Theatre (LT KW315)
Old Royal Naval College
London, SE10 9LS
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
Tickets have to be reserved in advance through the link below. We look forward to seeing many of you there.