English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Local designers exhibit their products after a training

To promote Bhutanese cultural sustainability by integrating traditional weaving, embroidery, and tailoring skills with contemporary product development and design, the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) organised three months long training for local designers. The designers showcased their products at the RTA gallery yesterday. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the event.

Puen Nye Thuenlam welfare scheme gains momentum among students

The Puen Nye Thuenlam Welfare Scheme is growing popular among the students across the country since its start in 2017. The scheme, which is run by two brothers, is an arrangement where the families of the members or the beneficiaries are awarded a Semso fund for a minimal investment in an event of a loss of life.

Samtse DT to request MoHCA for new dzong construction in current plan

The Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) in Samtse decided to immediately write to the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA) about the possibility of constructing a new dzong in the district. Members of the Tshogdu say this has been discussed since the first local government but has not been materialised yet.

Following the steps of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition

The fifth Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition has left its legacy in the schools of Samdrup Jongkhar. Schools organise various kind of flower exhibitions following the fifth Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition held in the Dzongkhag in February this year.

A bullied reaching out to help fight bullying

While bullying covers physical, psychological and sexual, many times, children only report physical bullying because it is easy to recognize.

Youths come up with innovative ideas to address social challenges

A group of students from Babesa higher secondary school in Thimphu came together during the weekend to develop innovative ideas in addressing social challenges. They took part in the first-ever Social Innovation Camp at Serbithang.

Youths recognised for their contribution to community

Youth volunteers and groups were recognised for their contribution to the society at the National Young Achievers Award in Thimphu yesterday coinciding with the International Youth Day.

Dialogue between youths and young parliamentarians

From strengthening education through technology, unemployment and the impact of social media, the first-ever dialogue between the young parliamentarians and youths saw discussions on some of the pertaining youth issues.

National Youth Engagement and Health Literacy Meet underway

To empower and engage youth in decision making and to create awareness on the importance of health, the first-ever inclusive youth and health literacy programme is underway in Thimphu. The two-day meet is organised to provide a platform for young people to share their knowledge and experiences so that they can build their capacity to enhance and promote health and well being. 

Preserving folk songs of Bumthang

Participants of a recent Inter-Gewog Boedra-Zhungdra or folk music and dance competition in Bumthang say such initiatives at the district level would go a long way in preserving some of the folk songs and dances native to their communities. Participants, both young and old, from various gewogs in Bumthang presented some of the oldest known aboriginal songs and dances of Bumthang at the competition. 

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