To preserve the culture of masks dances, the International Mask Arts and Cultural Organization conference or the IMACO, is underway in Thimphu. The President of IMACO, Kweon Yong-Sae, said the three-day conference has experts around the world to discuss and share member countries’ effort to preserve masks culture, which are fast disappearing.
The National Housing Development Corporation organised a cultural show, for the community of the Changjiji Housing Colony, to celebrate the Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty the King, yesterday.
Dechen Zangmo, a third year undergraduate student, at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh is Bhutan’s representative at the One Young World Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summit founded in 2009 brings young people from around the world together, and aims to build relationships that will create positive change.
A class three student from Gaselo Lower Secondary School in Wangdue Phodrang has won an award for his art submission at the 17th Kanagawa Biennial World Children’s Art Exhibition in Japan. He received his certificate, yesterday.
As part of the annual Lhamoi Drubchen, mask dances were performed in the courtyard of Tashichhodzong in Thimphu. The two-week long Drubchen began yesterday.
Lack of innovation, diversifications, quality improvement and appropriate packaging skills are some of the current challenges faced by the handicraft sector. This has led to unsatisfactory end products. In line to cover these aspects, a four-day workshop with the AMITY group of association from Thailand is underway.
As per the 2005 National Statistical Bureau Report, 100 percent of the youth migrate looking for employment and better education facilities. A case study conducted by a youth support group also came to the same conclusion.
Rigzin Choden, 16, a student of Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School is the winner of the Golden Youth Award this year. After completing her tenth grade she will receive a full scholarship in the United World College.
A study “Situation of child labour in Bhutan 2009” indicates that many children are engaged as babysitters, helpers in hotels and restaurants, and working in the agriculture sector.
Sonam Tshering, a staff of the Election Commission of Bhutan, won the Best Author for his translation work titled ‘Tharpai Lam’. The book, which talks about the ways to achieve enlightenment through religion, took away the title from three other books selected for the competition.