Lhakhang renovation awaits Public Consultations
The community waits for a public consultation meeting to renovate the Tashichholing Lhakhang in the gewog.
According to the Gewog Gup Namgay Pelden Nu 0.8mn is the budget sanctioned from the government which is not enough to renovate and maintain the Lhakhang.
The actual cost is estimated to be Nu 1.2mn as they plan to remove all the old wooden planks since it has become old and rickety.
However they would wait for the consultation meeting with the community contractors and other local contractors and finalize who would construct the Lhakhang on an accurate cost.
“Meeting would be conducted after floating tender to the contractors,” she said. She added that yearly, gewog community gather in the Lhakhang for rituals and other rimdos for social wellbeing.
The Namchala Lower Secondary School’s plan to conduct ‘Kanjur’ is on hold as the lhakhang is not in a good condition. “Only after maintenance, we can conduct the ceremony, which the school body has organized,” she added.
Gewog presents its development wishlist
The Doongtoed gewog has proposed for numerous development plans since the gewog is deprived of many facilities. Farm roads, electricity installment, proper drinking water supply; none of which are currently available, feature into the list.
The Doongtoed gup, Kamal Singh Rai, without road connectivity the other development activities in the gewog have been stalled. He said that without roads, the material for construction works cannot be transported to the respective sites.
The approved proposal for Gewog Connectivity Road (GCR) which began few months ago that would connect Dorokha and Doongtoed is currently on hold. Only 17 out of 24 kms GCR is cleared till date due to limited budget and would be operational from December.
Along with the GCR development activities the gewog Community School will be upgraded to Lower secondary School. With 295 students and 11 teachers in the Community School it has become necessary to upgrade.
The completion of all the proposed development activities would benefit about 320 households in Doongtoed gewog.
School prepares to go Golden
The school under Dagana will mark and celebrate 50 years of establishment, its Golden Jubilee on 18 September.
To mark the event it will launch a jubilee magazine and inaugurate ‘Choe Long Truel Sum’ statues in the school.
Students, teachers and school staffs are already busy in preparation for the day with cultural items, skits, dance shows etc. In addition to the entertainment, a fete day has also been planned.
“We expect a little more than 700 participants for the celebration plus interested alumni,” the School’s principal Lam Dorji said.
Daga HSS has around 524 students.