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Helpline 214 restarted to counsel youth

Nazhoen Helpline 214

The Department of Youth and Sports under education ministry has restarted Nazhoen Helpline 214 to counsel youth with social problems. The help was suspended in 2012, two years after it was started given the shortage of counsellors.

Three Bhutanese students return home with gold medals


Three Bhutanese students returned home with three gold medals from the 6th International Young Mathematicians’ Convention in Lucknow in India.

Bumthang Tshechu begins


The five-day long annual Jakar Tshechu in Bumthang began yesterday. Hundreds of people, including tourists and locals, came to witness the Tshechu in Jakar Dzong. Various cultural programmes and mask dances are being performed.

Schools across the country celebrate Global Handwashing Day


The schools across the country celebrated the sixth annual Global Handwashing Day, today. The schools spread awareness on the benefits of washing hands with soaps.

Unemployment compels youth to take up blue-collar jobs

Unemployment compels youth to take up blue-collar jobs-.

It is uncommon to see Bhutanese youth opting for blue-collar jobs. But this is changing as unemployment grows. A large number of youth, 55 male and 70 female, have taken up blue-collar jobs at a hotel construction in Thimphu.

Phuentsholing School’s student wins Golden Youth Award

GoldenYouthAward-Dechen Zangmo-Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School,

Dechen Zangmo, a class 10 student of Phuentsholing Higher Secondary School, won the 2014 Golden Youth Award. She received the Golden Youth Award from the President of the Youth Development Fund, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tshering Pem Wangchuck.

Art camp for a cause

Art camp for a cause.

To mark the 25 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Children, 80 students from across the country attended a week-long Summer Art Camp. The camp is organised by UNICEF, in collaboration with Education Ministry, Bhutan Postal Corporation and VAST Bhutan.

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.



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