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A Commercial watermelon boom

Following the successful commercial plantation of watermelon in Mongar and Trashiyangtse, more farmers in the east are taking up large-scale plantation of this healthy fruit. A team from the ARDC sub-centers in Lingmethang and Khangma, have also introduced the program in a 4 acre area in Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag, cultivated …

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A creative craft program to address plastic waste


Plastic waste will be given a major transformation through a creative craft program that will turn waste into useful items such as mats and baskets. Clean Bhutan Organization (CBO) initiated the program in collaboration with the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative (SJI) to approach plastic waste management through a creative slant and …

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His Majesty in Wangdue

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing.

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing today. The scout leadership training has 125 scout participants, who are class ten students selected from across the country. A similar camp is held in summer for class 12 students. The three-week long training …

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Two Sherig Pledges on Drama and Pads


The four day 18th National Education Conference concluded with two Sherig Pledges to the Prime Minister: “Safe sanitary pads for every girl student in Bhutan” and “Drama festival to promote Performing Arts in schools”. Lyonchhen said that in a year’s time they’d have started with drama festivals in schools. “Before …

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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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Bhutan joins PISA-D


The Ministry of Education signed the PISA-D agreement during the annual education conference on Friday. The international assessment program will allow Bhutan to see how Bhutan’s schools compare with those of other countries. Lyonchhen said that with Bhutan joining PISA-D as member, he wants Bhutanese students to excel in this …

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