English | Dzongkha Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Youths cultivate paddy in Menchhari, after almost two decades

After almost two decades, paddy cultivation has returned at Menchhari village under Orong Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar. A group of youths in the village decided to cultivate paddy this year to promote agriculture and achieve self-sufficiency.

A Lhakhang consecrated in Dzomi Gewog

A two-storied Lhuendrupchholing Lhakhang in Dzomi Gewog, Punakha was consecrated by the Tshugla Lopen of Zhung Dratshang yesterday.

Pema Gatshel’s Dzong construction on pace to meet deadline

The construction of the new Pema Gatshel’s Dzong is on pace to be complete by June 2020 deadline. It was initially expected to be ready by 2018 but changes in structure designs caused the deadline to be deferred.

The dying language of Gondgueps

The elderly in Gondue Gewog in Monggar are worried that the Gongdguep kha, their native dialect is on the verge of dying. Except for a handful of Gongdueps, who speak the native fluently, most of the people in the village speak Tshangla.  

Youth Unemployment rate not alarming

With the National Youth Unemployment rate increased from 12.3 per cent in 2017 to 15.7 per cent in 2018, MP Yeshey Dem of Khamed_Lunana asked the Labour minister what the Ministry is doing to address the issue.

Kamji CS won the Indo-Bhutan Taekwondo Championship

Kamji Central School bagged the first prize with ten gold, ten silver and seven bronze medals in the two-day Indo-Bhutan taekwondo championship in Phuentshogling organized by the Phuentshogling Taekwondo Club.

Dumgtseg Lhakhang renovation to complete by August this year

The restoration works of the 600-year old Dumgtseg Lhakhang in Paro is expected to complete by August this year. The Royal Dumgtseg Lhakhang Restoration Project under Her Majesty’s the Royal Grandmother’s patronage to reinstate the historic temple to its former glory was started in June 2018. 

Reconstruction of Yongla Goenpa completed

The reconstruction of  Yongla Goenpa in Pema Gatshel, which began in 2011, is now finally complete. The monastery was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2009.

Toenpa Badge awarded to five scouts

Bhutan Scouts Association awarded Toenpa badge to five best youth scouts on 19th May 2019 in Tsirang. They were selected from over 150 scouts in schools across fourteen dzongkhags and three thromdes.

Pangsho Goenpa in Wangdue sees increasing visitors

Pangsho Goenpa under Nahing Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang sees an increasing number of visitors annually after the temple was connected with a road a few years back.

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