English | Dzongkha Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Critical skills training to keep local youths engaged, Paro

With travels restricted and tourism sector at its lowest due to the pandemic, many have lost jobs and remain idle at home. However, the Labour Ministry is organising critical skills training in Paro to keep local youths engaged. 25 enthusiastic entrepreneurs aged between 25-30 years are currently undergoing the culinary arts, baking and entrepreneurship skills course.

Over 700 scouts participate in Nachung and Nazhoen camp in Samtse

More than 700 scouts from schools in Samtse took part in a five-day winter camp for Nachung and Nazhoen scouts in Tashichhoeling. The camp, which ended today, was an opportunity for young scouts to engage and learn from each other while exchanging ideas.

Celebrating Monpa culture

The indigenous Monpa community of Jangbi chiwog in Trongsa celebrated their first-ever Monpa Festival on December 10. The festival is to promote and preserve the rich local culture and tradition of the community.

Dzongkha Standard Testing System is being developed

Testing Dzongkha proficiency of an employee or new recruits for any institution in the country is expected to become easier with the development of the Dzongkha Standard Testing System (DSTS). The new testing system will be similar to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is an international standardised test of English language proficiency.

ICT Curriculum for Classes PP-12 from 2021

The education ministry will be introducing a revised ICT curriculum for students of classes PP to 12 beginning 2021 academic session. The Royal Education Council will be developing and revising the curriculum next year.

Verification of relics in Trongsa

Thefts and robberies of relics or artefacts in the country are on the rise every year. Therefore, the Department of Culture is verifying and maintaining the database for the relics of all Lhakhangs in Trongsa this time. It is to properly preserve and protect the items.

Wangdue dzong reconstruction works progressing well

The ongoing reconstruction works of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is progressing well as per the plan. With more than 70 per cent of the works completed, the project is expected to complete on its target year of 2022.

Drugyel Dzong reconstruction on track

The reconstruction project of Drugyel Dzong in Paro is well on track with more than half of the works achieved. At present, with the current progress, it is around six months ahead of the December 2022 deadline.

Youths attend training on Podcasting

Some 20 youths presented their podcasts on various issues such as mental health, entrepreneurial hardships and gaming addiction in an exhibition in Thimphu yesterday. The exhibition was a result of a week-long training provided by Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) on podcasting titled ‘Dha Rei Na ba’ or Nowadays.

Warmer classrooms in Merag Pry School

The classrooms of Merag Primary School in Trashigang are now warmer and students look forward to attending their regular classes despite the beginning of the cold winter season. This is because all the classrooms have wall-mounted panel heaters installed.

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