Shri Diwakar Vihara Buddhist Institut (Shamarpas school) inSince 2009 supported by KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project
Takdah Cantt, Distr.Darjeeling/Westbengal
Shri Diwakar Vihara Buddhist Institute is situated in the breath taking natural scenic of Takdah at the elevation of about 1800m above sea level.
This Institute is spiritual whiblogsch was established on the 17th of February 2002. The Institute is being run by His Holiness The 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and His Holiness the 14th Shamarpa.
At present the institute has 97 students and 6 teachers. All the students stay here in the hostel and they are all monks. The main subjects taught in the Institute are Tibetan ,English, Nepali and computer education is also given to the students. Most of the students who are staying here as boarders are from Bhutan. Nepal and Sikkim. The students are given free education apart from this, fooding, lodging and stationary are available free of cost. The Institute is entitled to get half holiday on Saturday and full holiday on Sunday. It also like to observe the Hindu festival like Dusherra and Deepawali holidays. No other holiday will be observed besides Indian Independence Day.
Within a academic session two examination will be conducted. The half yearly examination will be held with effect from first week of June. Periodically weekly test are conducted before the half yearly examination and yearly examination to enable the students to maintain their standard.
The institute will remain close on account of summer break for 20 (twenty days) The classes will be resumed as soon as the holidays are over. The annual examination will be commenced from the first week of November. After the exam the institute goes to the picnic party for three to four days putting camps for the students to sleep and relax every year. All the staff and the students go on a trip to Bodhgaya as pilgrimage every year in the last week of November.
- The tea fields of Takdah/Darjeeling on 1800m altitude blogs
- The class with the KHCP-medical team in front of the school
- Every evening a Mahakala puja
- Football turnament
The condition of dormitory ,dinning hall , kitchen are not in good condition. The reason is that at the time of construction of the building it was built hurriedly without proper plan , that why major renovation about cited subject is very important at this hour.
Takdah is a cold climatic place and it seems to be one of the wettest part of Darjeeling. It is very difficult to dry our clothes specially in rainy season. Therefore the our institute deserves a good quality of dry-clean machine in respect of our students.
Occasionally the institute will have outing to the places like north Sikkim or Sandukpu. Thereafter the institute will have long holiday for winter vacation till last week of January. This institute celebrates the Losar, the main Tibetan festival in a grand pump. The Institute invites many guests from far and near to enjoy and merry making the grand feast.
The students enjoy the losar by singing and dancing auspicious occasion. Over and above these, The institute conducts many other activities, among them conducting of Junior Boys football tournament in unic. About thirty teams from neighboring school join the tournament and the trophy will be given to victorious team and the refreshments will be serve to all the players and the participants. Who come to witness the game.
About the KHCP-Karmapa´s Healthcare Project
Since 2009 the school is member of Karmapa´s project.Since the KHCP provide a water purification and diverse annual medical- dental- and optician checkups.
Detailed reports you find on our BLOG.
For their annual medical care budget every small donation is welcome.
Account holder: KHCP e.V.
- The school became KHCP-member in 2009
- A nice film evening with the KHCP
- Celebration of Gyalwa Karmapa´s birthday
- KHCP provide a water purification