About Us

    Munsel-Ling school is the first english medium private school in the whole of Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. The school was inaugurated by H.H the 14th Dalai Lama in 1996 and gave the name Munsel-Ling, a Tibetan word which means the place where darkness of ignorance is expelled by the light of knowledge.The school provides combination of modern and traditional education to children from Spiti and other underdeveloped tribal regions of the Indian Himalayas. Munsel-Ling school has been operating since 1993 with the generosity of various western charities, regular contributions by individuals and financial assistance from the Indian Government's Departments of Tribal Affair sat both state and central level.The school is recognized by the Himachal Pradesh Board under Education department ofGovernment of Himachal Pradesh and is presently providing education to 460 students from in and around Spiti Valley.

    This school is an initiative of The Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development, which provides a combination of modern and traditional education to young people from Spiti and other underdeveloped tribal areas in the Indian Himalaya. The general goals of our society are-

    1) to lift Spiti out of its economic backwardness, and 

    2) to preserve and promote enjoyment of Spiti's peaceful, Buddhist culture. 

    The specific educational goals of our society are 

    1) to offer young Spitians the best possible modern education and to pass onto them our unique culture and traditions, and 

    2) especially to encourage education at all levels for girls and women.

    About Us

    Munsel-Ling school is the first english medium private school in the whole of Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. The school was inaugurated by H.H the 14th Dalai Lama in 1996 and gave the name Munsel-Ling, a Tibetan word which means the place where darkness of ignorance is expelled by the light of knowledge.The school provides combination of modern and traditional education to children from Spiti and other underdeveloped tribal regions of the Indian Himalayas. Munsel-Ling school has been operating since 1993 with the generosity of various western charities, regular contributions by individuals and financial assistance from the Indian Government's Departments of Tribal Affair sat both state and central level.The school is recognized by the Himachal Pradesh Board under Education department ofGovernment of Himachal Pradesh and is presently providing education to 460 students from in and around Spiti Valley.

    This school is an initiative of The Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development, which provides a combination of modern and traditional education to young people from Spiti and other underdeveloped tribal areas in the Indian Himalaya. The general goals of our society are-

    1) to lift Spiti out of its economic backwardness, and 

    2) to preserve and promote enjoyment of Spiti's peaceful, Buddhist culture. 

    The specific educational goals of our society are 

    1) to offer young Spitians the best possible modern education and to pass onto them our unique culture and traditions, and 

    2) especially to encourage education at all levels for girls and women.

    About Us

    Munsel-Ling school is the first english medium private school in the whole of Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. The school was inaugurated by H.H the 14th Dalai Lama in 1996 and gave the name Munsel-Ling, a Tibetan word which means the place where darkness of ignorance is expelled by the light of knowledge.The school provides combination of modern and traditional education to children from Spiti and other underdeveloped tribal regions of the Indian Himalayas. Munsel-Ling school has been operating since 1993 with the generosity of various western charities, regular contributions by individuals and financial assistance from the Indian Government's Departments of Tribal Affair sat both state and central level.The school is recognized by the Himachal Pradesh Board under Education department ofGovernment of Himachal Pradesh and is presently providing education to 460 students from in and around Spiti Valley.

    This school is an initiative of The Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development, which provides a combination of modern and traditional education to young people from Spiti and other underdeveloped tribal areas in the Indian Himalaya. The general goals of our society are-

    1) to lift Spiti out of its economic backwardness, and 

    2) to preserve and promote enjoyment of Spiti's peaceful, Buddhist culture. 

    The specific educational goals of our society are 

    1) to offer young Spitians the best possible modern education and to pass onto them our unique culture and traditions, and 

    2) especially to encourage education at all levels for girls and women.

    FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK


    Dear Readers, 

    Located in between and on the feet of snow capped peaks and amazingly vast and void planes of the valley at an altitude of 12500 ft, the Spiti Children Home School Munsel-Ling s a wonderful abode for the young minds of Spiti and adjoining parts of District Kinnaur, to mend their mind, body and soul so to face the growing competition of the globalised world.

    Being the academic head of this school, I too take it a wonderful opportunity as well as a challenge to work for the need of his region and prepare a valuable human resource for the growth of my county. 

    Survival at high altitudes not an easy thing for one has to outer many physical problems. Yet, the seclusion at this place gives a wonderful spiritual feelings and the strength to counter the difficulties at this lovely Buddhist dominated low densely populated snow desert. 

    It is incredible on the part of the school society and management to provide such huge in facture to the strength of more than five hundred students at this remote area that has been in scarcity for many things and were deprived of quality education in the past and now being prepared in modern education line that too in an English speaking environment quiet contrary to the fact that the children of the area are otherwise familiar with their mother tongue only. 

    The vision of the founder is to prepare the students to live up to their potential and create their own identity with versatility among the leaders working at different places and organizations. It is to everyone’s pleasure to know that since the existence of this school in 1996, the school alumni are now positioned as Doctors, Engineers, Academicians, Administrators and Military Officer and many are serving as subordinators in different government and multinational organization. 

    I, along with my competitive team make it our mission and commission to live up to the vision and expectations of the school and the parents and take this pledge to spare no effect to make educational experience of our student meaningful and relevant to the socio-economic needs of the time and enrich our students meaningful and relevant to the socio-economic needs of the time and enrich our youth to face the challenges of the future for leading their region from the front. And here one thing that always remains in my mind in the words of H.H Dalai Lama, “When we education the minds of our youth we must not forget to educate their hearts. “ 

    With best wishes to all.
    SUBHASH KATOCH M.A Eng. B.Ed.

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    AFFILIATED TO HIMACHAL PRADESH BOARD OF SCHOOL EDUCATION, DHARAMSHALA

    Our Story

    We began our education program on a small scale by placing the first children in our care in a school outside our Spiti valley in Yol, not far from Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama lives in exile. Spiti itself was too remote and poor for an unknown society like ours to think of building a school straight away so when we had gained the confidence of parents and benefactors with the success of our work in Yol, we were able to undertake the construction of our own school in Spiti itself, in Rangrik village. 

    The first children were enrolled in kindergarten and primary class one. The school expanded by one class each year until 2006 when the oldest children reached class ten (age 16).

    Mission

    1. To preserve and promote Spitis peaceful Buddhist culture.

    2. To offer young Spitians the best possible modern education and pass on to them our unique culture and tradition.

    3. To especially encourage education for girls and women at all levels.

    SOMETHING MORE THAN ACADEMIC…

    We do not screen children for academic ability before admitting them. Through lessons inTibetan (Bhoti) language and training in our unique Buddhist culture we aim to produce not just exam-passers but also students who are well grounded and take pride in our own minority culture. One important expression of our culture is singing and dancing which our children are well-known. Our children's performances in previous years have much to do to revive the popularity of Spiti’s traditional song and dance and confidence in its truth and relevance at a time when the modern world and its prejudices were intruding more and more into our hitherto more remote valley.

    Vision

    AIMS OF THE SCHOOL:

    1. To up lift Spiti out of its economic backwardness.

    2. To preserve and promote Spitis peaceful Buddhist culture.

    3. To offer young Spitians the best possible modern education and pass on to them our uniqueculture and tradition.

    4. To especially encourage education for girls and women at all levels.

    Approach

    RULES OF THE SCHOOL:

    1. Attendance is compulsory during Assembly and prayer time, during classes are being held and all other functions held in the school. 

    2. The school uniform, should be immaculate, clean and smart, and should be worn on all working days, school functions and during school outing as well. 

    3. Irregular attendance from the student will not be entertained. Student should maintain a consistence performance at school and school permission should be considered prior taking leave or Leave application should be submitted to the school authority on the resuming day of the school. 

    4. It is mandatory for all the students to be present during breakfast, lunch and dinner even if the students are not willing to eat’ 

    5. It is expected that proper care should be taken of all school property and personal belongings. Writing and scribbling on furniture’s or walls is strictly prohibited and any damage done to the school property by accident or otherwise should be informed and reported to the headmaster, discipline master or class teacher. 

    6. Student should not bring jewelry or other expensive things and electronics to school. The school will not responsible for loss of such articles; if necessary such items will be confiscated. 

    7. Students are not allowed to keep large sums of money in their possession. All money brought or received should be deposited in their personal account in the office and withdraw from time to time according to their need. 

    8. Students are allowed to go for outing during the second Saturday and Sunday of each month and other open holiday as listen in the school calendar. 

    9. Students are not allowed to leave the school premises without leave application or without maintaining a proper uniform dress code. 

    10. Smoking, chewing tobacco and abuse of any substances is strictly prohibited. 

    11. No student is allowed to take or sell drugs and related substance in school. 

    12. Students are not allowed to buy from unauthorized hawkers around the school compound 

    13. Gambling and drinking alcohol are strictly prohibited. 

    14. Any form of theft and bulling will be considered major breach of discipline. 

    15. Students are not allowed to stay in any of the staff quarters during the absence of the concerned staff or otherwise stay from for a longer period without valid reason. 

    16. Students are no allowed to keep knives or any other weapons in their possessions. 

    17. Use of unfair means during examination will be taking care with strict action.

    Our Amazing Team

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    Ven. Tashi Namgyal

    Chairman

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    Chhering Dorje Bodh

    Director

    ABOUT THE FOUNDER

    Venerable Tashi Namgyal is the founder and present General Secretary of Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development. He was born in 1964 in Morang, tiny seven-house subsistence –farming village at Upper Spiti which is famous for the purity of its spring water. He entered Key Monastery at an early age and completed her advanced studies in Buddhist Philosophy at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectis in Dharamshala. In the year 1993 Venerable along with some of his colleagues founded Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development. The society constructed its first own English Medium School in Spiti. The school was inaugurated by H.H The Dalai Lama by naming the school Munsel-Ling, a Tibetan word which means “A place where darkness of ignorance is expelled by the light of knowledge”. It was a dream come true for the people of Spiti Valley and nearby Himalayan region to have its very own school. 

    The Society at present runs Munsel-Ling school in Ranglik which emerged as one of the biggest residential school in the tribal belt of Himachal Pradesh, Kaza Public school at Kaza and yet another residential hostel in Dharamshala for senior secondary education. Feeder school in five different villages of Spiti Valley and the only Jan Shikschan Sansthan in whole of Himachal Pradesh, a state funded program by the ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India which offers training in various vocational courses for underpowered women and youths. 

    At present more than 1000 young people of all age group, starting from kindergarten to college goes, either directly in society care or under its supervision and receiving financial support. 

    Ven. Tashi Namgyal who has dedicated himself to educating the children of Spiti and promoting the culture of the Himalayan region was bestowed with unsung Heroes of compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in San Francisco in the year 2009. 

    Ven. Tashi Namgyal Says:- The greatest happiness comes from helping others.

    Certificates

    • Registration Certificate
    • 12A Certificate
    • 80G Certificate
    • FCRA Certificate

    STUDENTs & STAFF

    DOWNLOAD THE DETAILS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED WITH MUNSEL-LING: HERE

    DOWNLOAD THE DETAILS OF TEACHING STAFF AT MUNSEL-LING: HERE

    WHAT WE PROVIDE AT MUNSEL-LING

    Every spring since the school opened it has seen some new construction starting or building. Most buildings on the campus are a variation on our traditional building methods, earthen walls with flat, earth covered roofs. They have solar space heating features to take advantage of Spiti's bright and abundant sunshine even in the severe cold of winter. As well as the classrooms, offices and libraries to be expected, there is a large community hall, a dedicated health centre with a well-fitted dental clinic, guest accommodation not least for visiting foreign supporters and there are four large insulated greenhouses producing vegetables for the school kitchen except in the depths of winter. The school has its own purified water supply.

    Our Programs


    OUR RESULTS





    The school has till now successfully provided education to more than 330 students and the alumni are currently pursuing Masters Degree from JNU, some are pursuing Nursing from Kailash Institute of Nursing and Para Medical, M.B.B.S, Profession of teaching in their own community and there are a bunch of Engineers.

     

    Year

    Appeared

    Passed

    Failed

    1ST Div

    2ND Div

    3RD Div

    Distinction

    (Above 75%)  

    Overall% age

    2006

    22

    22

    -

    18

    2

    3

    07 Students

    100%

    2007

    38

    38

    -

    24

    11

    3

    05 students

    100%

    2008

    17

    17

    -

    15

    02

    -

    09 students

    100%

    2009

    16

    16

    -

    15

    01

    -

    07 students

    100%

    2010

    24

    24

    -

    24

    -

    -

    10 students

    100%

    2011

    35

    31

    04

    23

    02

    06

    10 students

    88%

    2012

    20

    20

    -

    20

    -

    -

    13 students

    100%

    2013

    27

    25

    02

    14

    08

    05

    12 students

    92%

    2014

    28

    28

    -

    24

    04

    -

    08 students

    100%

    2015

    27

    27

    -

    22

    03

    02

    16 students

    100%

    2016

    26

    23

    03

    22

    01

    -

    16 students

    88%

    2017

    32

    32

    -

    30

    -

    -

    22 students

    100%

    TOTAL

    312

    302

    09

    251

    34

    18

    135 students

     

     


    TOPPER 10th STANDARD
    The Munsel-Ling School in the year 2017 had an outstanding result with 100% pass students and out of 32 students who appeared for the 10th board examination 22 students passed with distinction.

    SCHOOL VISITS
    The school has been visited by a range of people like: 
    - H.H the 14th Dalai Lama, who had inaugurated the school on 3rd July 1996 with the name Munsel-Ling School. 
    - The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh has also visited the school. 
    - Member of Lok Sabha 
    - Parliament Member of Parliament

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    Contact

    Contact Details

    Munsel-ling School, VPO Rangrik

    Rangrik, Himachal Pradesh, India

    172114


    For general enquiries

    spitieducation1993@gmail.com, principalspiti@gmail.com

    +91 - 8988333111 ( School Coordinator)

    Name of the Chairman :- Ven. Tashi Namgyal (9418329681)

    Name of the Director :- Mr. Chhering Dorje ( 9418515174)

    Name of the principal :- Mr. Subash Katoch (9459051985)