Monday, February 26, 2024
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Dagana’s Gumti Ecotourism site opens to visitors

The opening of Gumti Ecotourism in Tsendagang Gewog’s Samarchhu Chiwog in Dagana is anticipated to welcome both local and international tourists. The facility was opened to visitors from Monday. The initiative aims to promote Gumti village as a community-based ecotourism destination.

Nearly 300 students in Phuentshogling Thromde yet to secure admission

Schools across the country will begin academic sessions next week, but almost 300 students in Phuentshogling Thromde have yet to secure admission. With limited seats available, the four thromde schools are overwhelmed with admission pressure. Many children without schools are those whose parents were transferred to Phuentshogling this year.

Integrated citrus canopy and nutrient management initiative to revitalize citrus farming in Samtse

Seeing the production of oranges declining over the years, an integrated citrus canopy and nutrient management initiative has been launched in Samtse. As part of the initiative, the Agriculture Research and Development Centre in collaboration with the Samtse Agriculture Sector is teaching orange growers orchard management, irrigation practices, and soil fertility among others. The project is ongoing in six gewogs in Samtse.

Haa inaugurates greening initiative

In honour of His Majesty The King's 44th birthday, a greening initiative was inaugurated yesterday in Haa Town. The project aims to plant over 200 evergreen trees, carefully chosen to thrive in Haa's high altitude, thereby enhancing the town's aesthetic appeal. Scheduled for completion by April this year, the plantation effort is a collaboration between the district administration, town residents, and De-Suups, with technical assistance from the Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve and Haa Forest Range Office. Namgay Wangchuk, Haa

PHPA-II reservoir filling commences

Marking a significant milestone, the reservoir filling of the PHPA-II Hydroelectric project began today coinciding with the auspicious occasion of His Majesty The King’s birthday. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources and Ambassador of India to Bhutan attended the event.

Prime Minister urges collective effort for strong nation

During His Majesty’s birthday celebration at the Changlimithang today, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay emphasized the need for collective effort and the importance of consistent monitoring for efficient public service delivery. Lyonchhen also shared the government’s plans for the next year to improve public services.
Sunday, February 27th (18th day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
Good DayTo make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only
Bad DayTo consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, hold good discussion, shift house, start new business, roof house and enter new house
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How Bhutan’s first paralympian made the cut: shot putter Chimi Dema’s journey from humility to world stage

In a world that is often discriminatory to persons battling disabilities, Bhutanese Paralympian shot putter Chimi Dema has transcended these stereotypes against all odds. Chimi is hailed by her coaches as one of the consistently performing and promising athletes today. In this story, we look at how sports changed the course of Chimi’s life, giving her a new lease of life.

86-year-old archer rolls back the years

Archery in Bhutan is deeply rooted in the country’s culture and tradition. Archery is not just a sport in Bhutan but also a significant social and festive activity. Archery tournaments are an integral part of the Bhutanese way of life. One such tournament is the “Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk Memorial Archery Tournament” conducted in Phuentshogling for decades. One of the regular participants is an 86-year-old man whose passion for the sport knows no bounds.