Category archives for: Youth/Culture

Job seekers throng the 11th Job Fair in Thimphu


Hundreds of job seekers, from all over the country, come and visit job fairs in Thimphu. Job fairs have become an annual event in Bhutan. The 11th Job Fair, which opened today, had graduates who were attending it for the third year in a row.

Art exhibition ‘Culture of Bhutan’ organised

Art exhibition-Culture of Bhutan

An art exhibition on the theme ‘Culture of Bhutan’ was organised at Vast Gallery in Thimphu. It was organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh to observe Shahid Dibash and International Mother Language Day.

A deeper look at GNH

A deeper look at GNH

An international programme themed- Experience Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: From contemplation to action- is underway in Paro. The opening day of the programme yesterday was held in Thimphu. Organised by the GNH Centre Bhutan, the programme is being attended by international participants and some 70 local youth.

Youth engage in issues of national interest

Youth engage in issues of national interest

Twenty youth from different schools in Thimphu met on Friday, in the capital, to discuss issues of national interest and find a youth perspective. Speakers were invited from the Anti-Corruption Commission, the GNH Commission, the National Council, and the media.

Many Bhutanese observe Ngyenpa Guzom

Ngyenpa Guzom

The most inauspicious day on the Bhutanese calendar, known as Ngyenpa Guzom or The Meeting of Nine Evils falls today, corresponding to the seventh day of the 11th month of the Bhutanese calendar.

People from Haa and Paro celebrate Lomba


This week has been a week of celebrations in the country. This year the Lomba, New Year, and Nyilo fell sequentially on the calendar. Lomba, the annual festival celebrated by Parops and Haaps, falls on the 29th day of the 10th month in the Bhutanese calendar and is celebrated for five days.

Nation to observe Nyilo


The government offices and institutions will remain closed tomorrow to observe Nyilo or winter solstice. Nyilo is celebrated as New Year, especially by the people of Wang-Tsho-Chen-Gey.

Y-Peer’s Training of Trainers ends


The third National Training of Trainers, conducted by Y-Peer, Bhutan Network, on becoming effective peer educators, concluded in Thimphu, today.

Substance abuse, a serious problem in Gelegphu

Substance abuse, a serious problem in Gelegphu

The problem of substance abuse is not only in places like Thimphu and Phuentshogling. Gelegphu has seen a total of 221 male and 21 female substance abuse cases, just this year. Only 15 male and five females are undergoing rehabilitation.

Preserving masks dances


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.



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