From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Winding up the last four developmental activities in Karna gewog

Karna gewog in Dagana has achieved much of its development plans and activities, and is left with the last four developmental activities before the close of the financial year.

The four activities to be completed are the 22 kilometer farm road from Kashithang to Batsa, one irrigation channel in Daleythang, one puja hall in a Hindu lhakhang, and a meeting hall for the gewog.

Rectification works remain to be done on the farm road, and is expected to be complete by January 2013.

A puja hall construction for a Hindu lhakhang is nearing completion. It is being built at a budget of Nu. 0.4mn. once complete it can accommodate around 500 worshippers.

Only 30 percent of the construction work for the meeting hall for the gewog is complete. The gewog meeting hall with an accommodation space for over 1000 people is being built with a budget of Nu 2mn.

The irrigation channel works at Daleythang chiwog is only 20 percent complete. According to Gup Lhawang Dorji, Karna gewog, the irrigation channel work could not start as planned due to problems they faced. However, he said the gewog plans to complete all the works latest by April 2013, before the close of the Tenth Five Year Plan.

Karna gewog has over 200 households.

(Tashi Deki)


Farm road under construction in Radi Gewog

Five and half kilometers of a farm road in the Gewog is still under the construction from Dekiling chiwog to Redkor chiwog with the budget of Nu.2.3 million allocated from the Gewog budget.

Four kilometers of Rural water supply scheme (RWSS) in the Gewog is also under the construction in Changkhar and Khardung chiwog with the budget of the Gewog.

The community primary school (CPS) in the Gewog is under the maintenance with the budget of Nu. 15 lakhs which shall be completed by next year in the month of February

(Sonam Wangmo)


Taekwondo federation in Gelephu needs help

“Transforming lives and restoring souls” is the motto for the popular taekwondo club of Gelephu town named “Warrior club.”

T.B Rana, the Founder of the club said, “From 2008-2012 a total of 12 students were dead because of drugs abuse and I heard the youth of Gelephu were becoming more violent so we settled that there is a need for the club and to engage the youth in more productive ways”.

“At the moment we have more than 50 students and since they all come from poor backgrounds we don’t charge them. Initially we were allowed to use the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) hall but now we are not allowed to use it, yet a group of teachers have come forward to support the needy ones” he said.

“Last year in open national tournament organized by the Bhutan Dzongkhag federation (BDF) in taekwondo our club won three bronze medals and this year our 12 members participated in Phuentsholing and won one gold medal and three bronze medals and they all are from poor families” he said.

Paljor Gaybak, a model and a consultant said, “The federation encompasses youths well being and keeps the students diverted from unnecessary activities. The federation is also trying to organize extra- curricular activities”.

Tenzin, a student and a trainee in the federation said, “We are very interested in this field but the problem is with the budget. There are not sufficient things that we can practice with like punching bags but I hope that one day we can come up with the good sponsors”.

The club was also given approval by the Bhutan taekwondo federation (BTF) to run a club known as” Druk warrior club” in Bangalore since 2009.

The Druk warrior club in Bangalore was mainly formed to cater to the needs of the Bhutanese students studying in Bangalore where there are more than 600 members in teachers cum students support group.

(Sonam Wangmo)

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