Friday, 22 April 2016 11:04

Bhoti Language

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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.

Monday, 21 March 2016 13:28

2016 student council

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.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 13:37

Welcome back to school kids!!

1st of March : Druk Padma Karpo, school re-opened after a prolong winter break of nearly 85 days in a highly celebrative spirit ,post the stupendous and outstanding “BOARD RESULTs”secured by the students of std 10th, that appeared for their public exams-2015. 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 competent performers !! And wish our fresh batch of Ex. students ,Unceasing success in their future endeavors. Amidst, high energy , the kids swarmed in the campus very proudly ,each of them carrying eye catching ,HOLIDAY projects to present and submit to their respective Heads for Evaluations! The school also had the pure honor and privilege of playing Instrumental part in celebrating the joint B’ Day of H.Holiness and H.Eminence’s this winter, under the host ship of the young Drukpa Association (YDA),Leh. The school in this manner obtained DUAL blessings required for an auspicious recommencement of our Wonderful school!

31st , Oct : Druk Padma assessed its final academic evaluation and declared its final results as its annual proclamation day amidst throng of students and parents. Awards, certifications, trophies,medallions and other forms of appreciations were conferred on the students as well as teachers during the fore-noon prog. Post lunch- was designed to meet the last session PTM-2015, in the presence of the school management committee chaired by H.Eminence Thuksey Rinpochey. We congratulate our kids for the wonderful and progressive results achieved !!

Amidst high energy and enthusiasm, the DPKS team joyously celebrated its 14th year of completion as a school. The evening of celebration was embellished with multiple performances by the students, which included the debut performance of the school's band "The White Lotus Band". The evening was graced by Mr. Tsering Dorjey Lakrook, Minister of Cooperative, J&K State as the special guest, other present were dignitaries, scholars, principals, supporters, parents and special guests from Delhi's Sanskriti school and Bluebells International school. On this occasion official and formal exchanges were made by the DPKS with these two premier school of the capital declaring DPKS as their sister school. The event concluded with a formal dinner for all the guest hosted by the school's Chairperson His Eminence Skyabje Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche.

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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.

Monday, 28 April 2014 17:07

Kurman Gyalmo Inter School Literary Meet

The third Annual Kurman Gyalmo Inter School Literary Meet was held on the 25th and 26th of April, 2014. The meet had many events such as elocution, debate, quiz, digital art, poetic art, Bhoti declamation, skits, talent hunt, poem recitation and essay writing.

The Kurman Gyalmo meet is conducted to showcase the talents of Ladakhi students in literary events. The students use this platform to fine-tune their talents and dig deep into their potential.

The Theme for this year’s meet was 'Elections' for the senior students and 'Conservation of Natural Resources' for the junior sections. This year there were 8 schools participating.

On the last day the prize giving was held and Dr. Wangchuk Negi, Director CIBS, Choglamsar was our honorable Chief Guest.

Druk Padma Karpo School won the "best school" award in both junior and senior events.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:15

School success

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A long distance (eight kilometer) running competition was organized by the District Youth and Sports Services, Leh, for under seventeens, held in Leh on April 22nd, 2014. About five hundred youths participated in the competition. Ms Yondup Phurbu of class eight and Master Jigmet Norboo of class ten of Druk Padma Karpo School (Druk White Lotus School) came third and sixth respectively. Ms Yondup Phurbu completed the distance in twenty one minutes and eighteen seconds.

The District Police, Leh, organized a painting competition for students on April 21st, 2014, on the theme of "Election", held at the District Police Line, Choklamsar, Leh. In all twenty five students from different schools from Leh participated in the competition. Master Tondup Namgail of class nine and Master Stanzin Norboo of class ten from the Druk Padma Karpo School (Druk White Lotus School) came first and third in the competition.

The School Management Committee and the Principal of the school congratulated the winners in the painting and running competitions. They also appreciated the effort of Ms Mahau Mitra, the art teacher, and Mr Tsering Gyalpo, the physical education teacher, for the outstanding results in their students.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:03

Education Advisor appointed

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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.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 21:06

Class 10

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This month the Class 10 students, aged 16+, sit their external Matriculation Examinations before leaving school. The results will be available in March when the students make final choices on further education or work opportunities.

The students are working very hard as they are all striving for good examination results.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 00:00

Music Volunteer

Students enjoyed making musical instruments with music volunteer Will Embliss from KINSHIP, UK, this summer.

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Will made instruments out of spare construction wood and taught the students how to play them. On the day of the Plant Nursery Inauguration guests also enjoyed the xylophone. Will also made instruments from metal tubes and old oil drums.

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Friday, 30 August 2013 16:00

Reflections 'three years on'

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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.