English | Dzongkha Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Applied Sciences as the fifth stream in schools, draft 21st Century Economic Roadmap

Applied Sciences should be introduced as the fifth stream in schools in the country according to the draft 21st Century Economic Roadmap. This recommendation comes in view of mainstreaming Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the education system as a whole. At present, the subject choice in high schools is limited to Science, Arts, Commerce, and Rigzhung.

His Holiness presides over Dramar Drupchen in Lhuentse

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over a weeklong Guru Dramar Drupchen at Namdroling Goenzin Dratshang in Lhuentse. The Drupchen began yesterday. 

Youth engaged in Orange Depots, Phuentshogling

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Bhutanese youth are taking up works that were once left for foreign workers. This kind of initiative also helps in addressing labour storage. And for the first time in Phuentshogling, youth are seen packaging and loading the oranges at the depots.
Some 80 Bhutanese youth work at the depots. They […]

A graduate in farm inspires farmers

For many, looking for a job is becoming a secondary option now. As the country records increasing youth going back to their village to work in farms, a young graduate in Zhemgang steals the attention of many, this time.

Happiness centre in Phuentsholing struggles to remain afloat amidst lockdown

Just about a year old, Happiness Center – the after-care home for alcohol and drug addicts in Phuentshogling is struggling to function normally. A home to drug and alcohol dependents, the lockdown has brought about distortion in its functioning. 

Mongar’s first entrepreneur, a mushroom grower

With the government focusing more on rural enterprises, youths taking up entrepreneurial jobs in villages are also on the rise. In Mongar, 29-year-old Shacha Dorji from Tsakaling Gewog becomes the first entrepreneur in the dzongkhag. He owns a mushroom spawn production unit. 

Denchi Dzong in Pema Gatshel nears completion

After missing two deadlines, the structure construction of the Denchi Dzong in Pema Gatshel is nearing completion. With 99 per cent work progress, the project is expected to complete by January 2021.

Hackathon in Samtse Higher Secondary School

Coding was introduced into education curriculum for the first time this year. Since students do not have to sit for coding examinations, the Samtse Higher Secondary School conducted the first-ever school level coding competition. Dubbed hackathon, the competition is hoping to keep students encouraged to learn to code. 

Entrepreneurship Development Course introduces Product Launch as post-training service for the participants

In its endeavour to help new ventures get better in achieving their goals and improve business, the department of employment and human resources recently launched 19 business products of the beneficiaries right after a 15-day entrepreneurship development course. The product launch is first of its kind, the department initiated. Overseas returnees, laid offs, jobseekers, and aspiring individuals took part in the program.

Mandarin export begins in Gelegphu

With the start of the mandarin export, unemployed youth and housewives mandarin export-related works at Gelegphu mandarin export depots. Usually, at this time of the year, Indian workers can be seen working at the depots. However, this year the entry of Indian labourers were denied due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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