English | Dzongkha Wednesday, July 18, 2018

People of Dagana in festive mood as annual Tshechu starts

The annual Dagana Tshechu began at the public ground near Daga Dzong, today.

Lhuentse’s biggest cultural festival kick-starts

The four-day annual Lhuentse Tshechu began today at the courtyard of Lhuentse Dzong.

Getting acquainted with art of weaving at RTA

An encouraging number of young girls is getting enrolled at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) to learn the traditional art of weaving. Girls as young as 10 years come to the textile academy, every winter for this programme, which is provided free of cost.

Camp Raven in Thimphu attracts over 600 students

Over 600 students are taking part in the ongoing seventh edition of the Camp Raven in Thimphu. The participants are the children of the members of armed forces.

Getting youth on board in the implementation of SDGs

Young people are a driving force for development. They can play a crucial role in the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 but only if they are provided with necessary skills and opportunities.   

Country’s six important cultural sites identified

Towards managing cultural sites for sustenance of cultural landscape, the Culture Department has chosen six important cultural sites based on the cultural heritage values of the country.

‘Rap’ becoming popular among youngsters in Bhutan

Often times when people hear about Rap, they paint a picture of something negative. But today, the popularity has picked up quite well and rap is now well accepted by the Bhutanese audience. Rap is an abbreviation for Rhythm and Poetry.

Entrepreneurship course equips youth with business skills

More than 30 out of school youths are learning how to make banana bread and chips and fruit wine and cardamom tea at a basic entrepreneurship course in Tsirang.

Tamzhing Phala Choepa’s historical significance

The annual Tamzhing Phala Choepa held at the Tamzhing monastery in Bumthang is a festival associated with the construction of the monastery in the 16th century by Terton Pema Lingpa and his protecting deity, Dorji Phagmo or the Diamond Sow.

Towards creating a drug, alcohol free society

To create a drug and alcohol free Bhutan, 24 youth volunteers including seven recovering addicts started to walk from Thimphu till Phuentshogling today.
They will be creating awareness to all the commuters along the highway and explain on topics ranging from the ill effects of drugs and alcohol, to relevant laws related to its trafficking.
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