A Memorandum of Understanding to operationalize and host the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Center for South Asia Forestry Studies Scholarships at the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa was signed between the Royal University of Bhutan and the South Asia Foundation today.
The Trongsa District Court ordered Tagtse College of Language and Culture Studies to reinstate seven staff who were compulsorily retired in May 2019. The court also ordered the college to pay their salaries to date as arrears. The court passed the judgment today.
Recognizing the role of entrepreneurship in the country, the economic affairs ministry awarded this year’s Bhutan Enterprise Award to four successful Cottage and Small industries (CSI) businesses today. Instituted in 2013, the award rewards and acknowledges the contribution of CSIs to the socio-economic development of the nation.
Automobile workshops in the country can now import two to seven skilled workers depending on the size of the workshop. Earlier, a workshop can import only one or two skilled foreign workers. The labour minister at the meet the press today said this was allowed from December 6.
Tomorrow is Nyilo or winter solstice. And it is incomplete without singing Lolay on the eve. It is New Year especially for the people of Wang-Tsho-Chen-Gey. But it looks like everyone is going to celebrate tomorrow. Nyilo, is the first day of winter and the shortest after which the days start getting longer. And as is the tradition, children visit homes singing traditional rhymes of good wishes.
Poultry farmers in Trongsa affected by the recent suspected bird feed incident received compensation from the feed company. 19 farmers in the district were given monetary compensations in the last two days. Meanwhile, the test results of the feed samples sent abroad for testing are still awaited.
To inspire young Bhutanese designers to see the potential in using the rich materials available within the country, an exhibition is underway at the Royal Textile Academy in Thimphu. The products on display is a work of three years. The exhibition also aims at exploring foreign markets and encouraging youth to take up art for a living. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck graced the opening on Tuesday.
As part of the National Accelerated Dog Population Management Programme, more than 25,000 stray dogs will be sterilised in March next year. To this effect, the Department of Livestock along with the DeSuups carried out the first nationwide stray dog population survey. The two-day survey conducted in 19 districts recorded more than 63,000 stray dogs across the country. Most of the dogs were sterilised in the past. It is a part of the Dog Population Control Flagship Programme to address the problems caused by stray dogs.
Three companies – Bank of Bhutan Ltd., Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd., and Bhutan Telecom Ltd. – were awarded the GNH of Business Certificate on Thursday. They are the first cohort to receive the certification. It means the three companies have been doing their business in conformity with the Gross National Happiness (GNH) values.