Korphu completes Rural Electrification
Around 210 households under Korphu gewog will get electricity as the gewog finally completed the Rural Electrification (RE) schemes.
According to the Gewog Gup Tsheltrim Dorji the project was started in the year 2008 and would complete this year.
He said the Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPCL) and the assigned contractor had some issues in the course of works.
“It will be solved on 21 November by the Drangpon and the inauguration on completion of RE will be done by 26 November,” he said.
Till now the Korphu community had used mud stoves but now the community plans to upgrade to electronic gadgets after getting electricity at their doorsteps.
Meanwhile the gup said that each individual should do the wiring of their houses by themselves.
Winter culture and development activities
With winter times right at the doorsteps most of the highlanders have started travels toward warmer regions down south. This has been the culture for generations.
The trend is currently in action with the people of Merak. People in the area have started to move their cattle to the low land areas.
After the students are done with their annual examinations they accompany their parents on the annual sojourn.
Few development activities are complete in the gewog and some are underway while others are yet to begin.
A farm road of seven kilometers from Karma Gonpa to Chhivaling is near-completion.
Gup Gyayden said after the farm road, the remaining budget will be used to construct a drain.
A mule track from Merak to Khashiteng is also in the plans.
A meeting hall for the gewog has also been completed with a budget of Nu 2.4mn with RGoB fund. Plantation of trees around Lhakhangs is underway and the budget allocated for the work is around Nu 0.2mn.
The gewog is done with two Rural Water Supply (RWS) schemes for two chiwogs.
Villagers prepare for Tsechu
Annual Tsechu is on 27 November and Radi residents are presently most busy in preparations for the event to be held in Namdruk Choeling Lhakhang.
Namdruk Choeling Tsechu was the first Tsechu introduced in Radi and it is the oldest Tsechu among five.
According to Radi Gup Jigme Namgyel, out of five Tsechu taking place annually the most important is the one which takes place in Namdruk Choeling Lhakhang.
The other four tsechus happens only after the celebration of Namdruk Choeling Tsechu.
People are excited as the Tsechu is nearing and local dancers are already deep in preparations with the numerous cultural programs planned for the day of the festival.
The Gup said that people from nearby Radi are also expected for the Tsechu. Radi gewog has over 700 households with a population more than 5,504.