Starting next academic year, Comprehensive Sexuality Education or CSE will be a part of the New Normal Curriculum. It will be taught in schools across the country and students will be assessed. Facilitation training for priority schools was held in Bumthang to implement it. CSE is a sex education subject to equip students with knowledge, attitude and skills to make appropriate choices in their lives.
The Supreme Court conducted the preliminary hearing of the Trongsa land case today. The former Trongsa Dzongda Lhab Dorji, his wife Karma Tshethrim Dema, former Dragteng Gup Tenzin and former land surveyor Narayan Dangal appealed to the Supreme Court against the High Court’s judgment in August. Two of the appellants presented their grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court today.
The pandemic disrupted businesses across the country. But for the people of Shinangri Chiwog in Pema Gatshel, it's a different story. They are doing a brisk business by selling Dung and Jaling. The people in the chiwog have been producing these religious items for more than two decades.
The first edition of the Bhutan Football Federation’s President’s Cup will kick-off at Gyalpoizhing in Monggar from next week. Seven teams will compete in a league-cum-knockout format. The first match will be played on January 5.
Team Namcha Nyenzir won this year’s 17th Druk Wangyel National Archery Tournament. They defeated team Kanglung in the finals today. 27 teams from across the country took part in the traditional archery tournament. According to the Bhutan Indigenous Games and Sports, the tournament is dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth King’s great endeavours and also to preserve age old culture.
Winter is inconvenient in many ways for a lot of people. In Khamaed village of Jigme Chhoeling Gewog in Sarpang, it is the time where people worry about not having sufficient water. People there don't have reliable water sources and therefore depend on the streams and ponds nearby. But now, they won't have to worry about not having enough water. The De-suung National Service Water project is back in the dzongkhag.
Not very long ago, the day in a Bhutanese home would usually end with children gathered around a fire listening to stories from the elderly. But this tradition is already disappearing along with folklore that kept children interested and occupied. One such lore is the legend of the maleficient demoness, the Nyala Duem, that lived along the Wangdue-Trongsa highway.
The Tashigang Police have forwarded the alleged sexual harassment case involving an assistant lecturer of the Sherubtse College to the District Court today. The police had deployed a special investigation team last month to investigate the case.
For the first time in the history of Samdrup Jongkhar, the district will have a female Gup. The people of Dewathang Gewog elected Karma Dema as their Gup during the third local government elections held recently. She competed against two male opponents, both of whom were former Gups, and won by a huge margin.