Tshering Delma

Standards for Inclusive education endorsed


The recently concluded annual education conference endorsed the standards for inclusive education, which aims to standardize the quality of inclusive education provided to children with disabilities and improve quality of inclusive education across all schools and for all children in Bhutan. The Standards for Inclusive Education are a tool to …

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For a spotless city

During the nationwide cleaning campaign on the 9th of December, some 87 people from various communities under Thimphu Dzongkhag volunteered as community representatives to keep the city clean on a daily basis. Thromde executives and community tshogpas under Thimphu Thromde had a discussion with with the Prime Minister and Thrompon …

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Tech Park: No longer a White elephant?


Dubbed as a ‘White Elephant’ by the media and public a few years ago, the tables are turning around for the Thimphu Tech Park Limited (TTPL). Today it is running out of space with five Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies, seven startups and a data centre as its occupants. Together, …

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A stitch in winter

The monsoon season is a nightmare for Thimphu residents but problem is especially bad for Norzin Lam. The problem lies in the inadequacy of the carrying capacity of the drainage system. In order to combat this problem, the Thromde has been carrying out drainage diversion works for the last two …

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Royal Academy: A center of educational excellence

The Royal Academy is a visionary initiative of His Majesty the King where full support is provided to meritorious students from economically disadvantaged family backgrounds. The schools was established on 21st of February 2016, coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the King and commemorating the 60th birth anniversary …

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REC: reforming education

His Majesty at the National Graduates Orientation Program in August 2016.

“We can dream of a nation of environmental conservation, GNH, a strong economy, a vibrant democracy and yet none are possible or sustainable if we have not already toiled and sweated in the building of a strong education system,” said His Majesty in 2009 during the third convocation of the …

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Gyalpoi Tozey: A Window of Opportunity


Soon after his Majesty’s enthronement, His Majesty fostered thousands of needy students as Gyalpoi Tozey in order to reach out to children and students who need support to attend school, thus enabling them to continue their pursuit of academic excellence as a means of rising from their disadvantaged economic status. …

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NC points out holes in the Public Procurement System

The National Council’s Good Governance committee presented a report on public procurement system based on findings, methodology and objectives recognizing the significance of ensuring good governance and integrity in public procurement. “Public procurement is a crucial pillar of service delivery for any government”, said the Chairperson of the committee Tempa …

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RTI provisions to be incorporated into ICM Bill

The Minister for Information and Communications Lyonpo D.N Dhungyel introduced the Information, Communication and Media Bill 2016 to the House for the first and second reading, however, the Opposition instead demanded that the Right to Information (RTI) Bill should be tabled first. “Unless the Bill covers provisions pertaining to right …

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