Thursday, 6 April 2017 0 comments

“ Live to Love ”



Love is such a wonderful way to interact with others.
True and genuine love is about sharing and about giving.
A person who is genuinely filled with the happiness and
joy of living is one who has loving and sharing mind.

                                                    -          H.H. The Twelfth                                                            Gyalwang Drukpa







With this, I would like to share about the great event that was held in Jigme Namgyel Engineering college on 31st and 1st of August, that is the 2nd visit of His Eminence the ninth Gyalwa Dokhampa popularly known as the Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche. Rinpoche is one of the most approachable contemporary spiritual master of the Drukpa Lineage. It was our really blessing and honored moment to receive the Rinpoche in our college and his teachings on Bardo (the intermediate state).


During the event, Rinpoche shared about Bardo which is the intermediate state of three half days to seven days. When we die and our soul leaves our body but our soul doesn’t know that we are actually dead. Dying is just a simple process of you, breathing out and you are not in a position to breath in and that is the end of external breathing but our internal breathing is still in the process and alive for a certain period of time.











Rinpoche stated the simple example of Bardo, saying that Bardo is just like a short period of time that a computer system takes to actually shutdown after the light on screen goes off. In that crucial period of three and half days our soul is like in the state of lost. Our soul still believes that we are alive and more the good deeds we have done when we were alive the more earliest our soul realizes that we are actually dead search the way to go out the human world and vice-versa.



When we are in Bardo, we tend to see various signs and symbols according to our deeds leading us to different stage of Khorwa (the cycle of life under Buddhism teachings).

Rinpoche stated that dying is not as easy as it seems, it is a very painful process and just like you losing your everything when you are alive, your name, fame, post, wealth, your family and even to the extent of losing your own cloth that you are wearing and left with nothing with you at all.

jnec family with Rinpoche


Rinpoche shared about the offerings which should be offered not what the gods love but what you love the most and which should be offered from within your heart. Rinpoche was also highlighting on being vegetarian and saving lives of thousands of animals who don’t have the power of speech to speak out their pain like the human being but goes through enormous pain every mornings and days.

During the evening hours, Rinpoche showed us the Bhutan Pad-Yatra Documentary which is a religious trip to various monasteries and holly places to not only in Bhutan but also from different parts of the world with his teachings involving the participants and his followers from all over the world.



It was a very lucky and precious moment for all the JNEC family and people in Dewathang to receive teachings and Wang (blessing) from His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa.

Though we couldn’t offer much to the Rinpoche as compared to what he gave to us but as a gesture of thanking, we the JNEC family presented our cultural programme on the night of 1st of August and at the evening we departed the Rinpoche happily with the hope to see him soon with the same smile JJ on face again wishing him a safe journey.


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Monday, 13 March 2017 0 comments

Happiness











Sun is just like happiness in our life
It does not moves from its place
But we do, leading to face the darkness.
No one can escape the darkness
Though, everyone’s desire is the light.

Sun goes around the world giving
Its brightness to other sides
But when the time comes it does not
Forgets to come back.

What we just need is the strength
To see through the darkness and
Patients to wait for the sun to
Reach us back with its better brightness.

The sun burns itself to shine and
Emit the brightness around
If you want to shine like a sun,
You have to burn yourself like a sun too,
And if you can burn yourself like sun than
Nothing can shadow your brightness.

“And that’s simply life”


Friday, 3 March 2017 0 comments

Project on fabrication of Ferro-cement Bench


As an engineering student, I feel that project works and the seminars are very important part of our curriculum as this is the opportunity where we have to work manually and practically, gaining the practical knowledge and ideas relating those theories that we have learned in the classes, so that we are confident and ready to face the world of engineering.

So, for our final semester project we got the topic ‘Fabrication of the Ferro-cement Bench’. Actually, it was supposed to be portable Ferro-cement bench but I don’t think that Ferro-cement benches could be made portable ever, so the topic was changed to fabrication.

For our project, I have designed two benches, one is the ferro-cement bench which will be constructed using the thin layer of Portland or the normal cement mortar with thin reinforcement bars. And the other is wood and concrete bench which will be constructed using both the wood as well as the reinforced concrete. We are using reinforced concrete for the higher strength and durability, and wood for the better aesthetic view.

This are the two designs of benches that I have designed for our project and the seminar by going through some of the sample benches which were designed before.


We are five in the group, namely Mr. Nima Dorji, Tshering Penjor, Miss Jigme Wangmo, Dechen Yangzom and myself headed by our project guide Mr. Tandin Wangchuk.

We were asked to construct six numbers of such benches for the seminar and if it goes well, some of them may be send to the Sherubtshe College of Education as they were the one to order the benches and some of them will be kept here in our college park. Actually they had ordered us the portables benches but our project guide recommended us to go for the ferro-cement benches so, we are constructing it.


I have a much expectations from doing this project, expectations of gaining lots of field knowledge, ideas and to face the engineering problems with a confident ultimately. I’m hoping and praying that the materials would reach on time and there wouldn’t be any obstructions and delays during the construction process.

As I was forcefully appointed as the group leaderJ, I really require their best co-operation and will to do the works from my colleagues and I’m really hoping that they will not fail to give.

Though I’m quite worried too, but I’m hoping that everything will go well as per our plan and hoping for the best.


Thursday, 23 February 2017 0 comments

His Majesty’s 37th Birth Anniversary Celebration in JNEC

It was a very happy and a glorious moment celebrating the 37th Birth anniversary of our beloved king Jigme Khesar Namgay Wangchuck in the college grandly. The college Thangzor (football ground) was beautifully decorated with lots of kings Kupar (picture) and beautiful quotations written on the beautifully decorated banners with immense hard work of the students and the faculty members showing their love and dedications towards the king.



The celebration was accompanied by one of the most powerful and loved women icon in the country Dasho Neten Zangmo popularly known as Aum Neten as our chief guest for the day. As everybody knows, she was the former chairman of Anti-Corruption of Bhutan and presently leading a NGO called Samdrup Jongker Initiative (SJI) in Samdrup Jongker.

I heard a lot about her since I was young during my high school and junior high school time. Personally I was very much excited to hear her voice and speech here yesterday. So, the day was a very lucky day for me.



Though the morning weather in JNEC was very foggy and we couldn’t see her arriving and standing on the podium but only could hear from the announcements of MC. At around 8:45 am, she arrived in the college and inaugurated the celebration with her power and pristine speech. Though the dense fog prohibited us from seeing her standing and speaking from the stadium, we could clearly hear her powerful voice penetrating the fog keeping us alert all the duration of her speech on the ground. She herself was feeling funny sometime speaking in a foggy weather where she couldn’t even see her audience and she was laughing too sometime and we too down on the ground.

Her speech was very effective and one of the most interesting speech that I have ever heard. She almost covered all the present national concerns starting from the chillies crises to the rupee crunch, Democracy, Parliament, youth participations, GNH characters of the Bhutanese people, corruptions, Disasters and it was very sad to know that the Engineering is one of professions involving most corruptions. She also sheared some of the important quotations of His Majesty the King concerning the nation’s future and the youth which were very vital to think over by us as the present youth and the citizens of the nation.



She was also sharing about one of the touching story of a Japanese lady who was a teacher and was suffering from a cancer. She was saving money from her salaries for a quite long time for the treatment of her cancer. What was very touching was, she giving all her life time saving of one fifty thousand US dollar to our beloved fifth King showing her immense love and devotion towards the king and the people of the Bhutan. She passed away few year back writing a statement, stating her love and devotion for the king for the courage and value of life that king has given to the people of Japan and to her.

Honestly, that short story of that Japanese lady almost took my tears paring out from my eyes in-front of so much crowd, luckily it was foggy. Now the question is, if one outsider would have that much love and care, devotion for our king and the country, how much should we supposed have as the citizens of the nation enjoying the peace and harmony of the country and leading a happy life.

The day was compacted with lots of programmes and celebrations. Firstly the 37th Birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fifth King, secondly the celebration of 43th college foundation day which actually fall on 22th of Feb but was celebrated yesterday for the greater charm and dedication for the king. Thirdly, the 3th scout’s day and finally the opening of the 3th JNEC open football tournament.



There were various programmes and items prepared by the students and the faculties such as march pass, various forms of Bhutanese dances, very interesting games such as sag walking and the tug of wars. Lottery draw, which was actually very sad moment for many of us because we didn’t get any prices though of much expectation but the day ended so well as it was the one and only our beloved His Majesty’s Birthday after all.


So, finally I would like to wish a very long and glorious life of our beloved kings and let the rays of happiness shines and flourish the GNH in the country forever and ever…


Sunday, 16 October 2016 0 comments

Happy Dassain 2016


Dassain is the longest and most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar. The festival is celebrated by Hindus families of all caste and creed across the globe especially in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and North Indian hills.  It is celebrated in the tenth month Kartik ( late Sept and early Oct) of Nepalese Calendar. It is the fifteen days celebration which occurs during the bright lunar fortnight and ends on the day of full moon.

Goddess Durga
Dassain commemorates a great victory of the gods over the wrecked demons and symbolize the victory of good over evil. For followers of shaktism, it represents the victory of the goddess Parvati. In hindu mythology, the demon Mahishaura had created terror in the devaloka (the world where gods live ) but  goddess Durga killed the demon. The first nine days of Dassain symbolize the battle which took place between the different manifestations of Durga and Mahishasura. The tenth day is the day when Durga finally defeated him and the last five days symbolize the celebration of the victory with the blessing of the goddess. For other Hindus, this festival symbolizes the victory of Ram over Ravan as recounted in the Ramayana. It is said that lord Ram was successful in the battle only when goddess Durga was evoked.

Dassain wish


In preparation for Dassain every home is cleansed and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the mother goddess, so that she may visit and bless the house with good fortune. During this time people wear new clothing which they receive as a gift from their parents, elders and friends.

Among the fifteen days on which it is celebrated, the most important days are the first, seventh eighth, ninth and tenth. The first nine days of Dassain are called Nawa Ratri. This day is also known as demon-hunting because members of defeated demon army tires to save themselves by hiding in the bodies of animals and fowls.

The first day of Dassain is called Ghatasthapana, which literally means kalash (holly water vessel) establishing which represents goddess Durga. The seventh day is called Fulpati. The eighth day is called the Maha Asthami, the fervor of worship and sacrifice to Durga and Kali. The ninth day is called the Nawami, where temples of mother goddess are filled with people from dawn to dusk.


The tenth day is the Vijaya (victory) Dassami. We celebrate this day grandly. On this day we receive tika (mixture of rice, cud and red colour) from our elders and receive their blessing. We visit our elders in their home and  get tika from them while our younger ones come to our home to receive blessing from us. This function continuous for the next four days till the day of full moon.

Tika ceremony

It is also called as Dasshera  or Maha Durga Puju in India and is celebrated with great rejoice, and goddess Durga is worshiped throughout the kingdom as the divine mother goddess.

Dassain is festival which gathers all the family members who are staying far from each other and gives them the opportunity to spent the good time together and sense the feeling of family and togetherness. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together. All government offices, educational institutions and other offices remain closed during the festival period. This is the time to get the precious blessing from the elders especially from the parents and the grandparents. People makes verities of especial foods, drinks and have meals together feeling the joy of happiness and forgets about all the sorrows for the time.

This is my second year celebrating the Dassain in the college, away from my home and away from my family. Here in the college we, all the southern Bhutanese student come together and celebrate the Dassain grandly serving the lunch to whole JNEC family. We receive the Tika from Director sir and Deans and get precious blessing from them. We organize the programme for the day with lots of preparations and excitements. We do the puja session, we sing, we dance, we eat and enjoy the day to the fullest.


Thought we celebrate the Dassain grandly in the college but it cannot subtitle the feeling of home and joy of family. Actually this is the day where we miss our home and family the most. I also really missed my family on the day, my mom, little bro and my Nana(elder sis). They are my World and I know that they also have missed me the most. But I’m hoping and wishing that next year we are definitely going to celebrate together. 


Image source : Google image

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References
Diwali.(n.d.). In wikipedia. Retrieved October 13, 2016 from                                                                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 0 comments

JNEC –Article II


Though the college was established in 1970s, I feel that the college is still unfamiliar to many of the young students and also the adults of the nation. Taking the example myself, I heard the name Poly for the very first time, only when I was in eleventh standard that also with unsure location.  Even now whenever I chat with my friends, juniors and other Bhutanese, many of them don’t know about the JNEC but that doesn’t mean that JNEC is not doing good,  it may be due to the location and the changing name of the college and I feel that it’s our duty to make the name of the college renowned and familiar to everyone as a student of the JNEC.

The college is headed by the Director supported by the three Deans namely, Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of student Affairs and the Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages, Administration and Finance officers directly under him. The college provides eight different courses with one Bachelor degree programme and seven other diploma courses. The degree course is of four years course and the diploma courses are of two years course. The courses provided by the college are as follows;

Bachelor Degree in Power Engineering
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Electrical Engineering
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Diploma in Surveying
Diploma in Hardware and Networking and
Diploma in Materials and procurement Management.

The Courses are divided into five departments and they are Department of Civil Engg. and Surveying, Department of Electrical Engg., Department of Mechanical Egg., Department of Information and Technology, and lastly the Department of Humanities and Management. The departments are headed by each HoDs.

The college takes both the regular and in-services students with certain selection and admission criterias. The college also takes both the full scholarship and the self -finance students. The tuition fees for the self-finance and in-service students is Nu.86,360 p.a with college mess and hostel rent of Nu.1,350 and Nu.150 p.m respectively. 

The college has four different houses namely Tag, Sing, Chung and Druk headed by the House masters and two councilors, from which one is Asst. councilor. The college has also many important and interesting clubs such as Helping Hand Club which collects some Amounts, usable old cloths and stuffs and gives to the nearby villagers to support them, Entrepreneurship club, Waste management club, Media club and Rover Scout, which are purely coordinated by the Students with the guidance from the lectures and other faculties. There are total of 14 councilors form the student body headed by one chief councilor and one girls’ councilor (woman representative).

In a week, there will be two college general assembly which is generally held in the college M.P hall with two houses on monday and two other houses on friday. The morning classes’ starts form 8:00 am from morning except for Monday and Friday which starts from 10 and ends at four-six in the evening with one hour of lunch break at 12.

The college hostel has total of 16 blocks starting from A-P from which A-J are boarding hostels and the rest are self-catering hostels and two new blocks under constructions. Out of 16 blocks 3 blocks are girls’ hostel (one boarding and 2 self-catering) and rest are all boys’ hostels. The hostels are looked after by 4 Provost including one chief Provost and one matron. The college or students’ mess is solely managed by the students’ body or the mess representatives from each class.
 
The college has very good sport facilities including archery range, long tennis, futsal ground and two basketball courts except swimming pool and the gym. 

The college has total students of 826, coincidentally 413 in first year and 413 in the second year.

College Vision

“A premier Institute of applied engineering, management and technology towards developing highly competent and innovative technical personnel infused with the values of Gross National Happiness.”

College Missions

§  To provide quality education, driven by GNH values, in the field of applied engineering, management and technology that are current and beneficial to individuals, employers and the nation;
§  To conduct research & innovation in relevant areas;
§  To provide resourceful services through professional development training, consultancy and expert services; and

§  To develop active linkages with organizations and academic institutions both within and outside the country.

For more information please visit our college website @  www.jnec.edu.bt  , thank you.




Monday, 12 September 2016 0 comments

"JNEC"



It was my very late thought to share about the JNEC here in my blog since I was in the first year but due to time circumstances I was not able to do that instantly, but today, I thought of sharing few things about the JNEC for those who may would like know about the JNEC and for my own information.

Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC), formally known as Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic and initially known as the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic, was established in 1972 at the beautiful place called Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar and popularly known as Poly in the region. It is situated at 1000m above the MSL and 18 Km away from the Samdrup Jongkhar in Eastern Bhutan. Although it started with the infrastructures developments since 1972 but the institute started offering the Diploma level programmes in Civil and Electrical Engineering from 22th Feb 1974. The Mechanical Engineering course was introduced in 1988. In early 70s, the institute also offered certificate level course in Surveying and Draughting. However, Civil Draughting and surveying was discontinued from the late 70s and again after more than two decades the Diploma in Surveying was introduced in the year 2014.

The institute been the only Engineering institute responsible for preparing professionally competent middle level Engineers and IT professionals, relevant to the Bhutanese context.

The institute was temporarily shifted to Rinchending in Phuntsholing in the year 2000 due to security reasons in the south eastern part of the country and was operated from there till 2006. In the year 2001, the institute introduced Bachelor’s Degree programmes in Civil and Electrical Engineering. In the subsequent years the institute was renamed as the Royal Bhutan Institute of Technology and as College of Science and Technology from 2006 onward. From the year 2001 till June 2006, the institute offered both Degree as well as Diploma Programmes in engineering at the Rinchending campus.

With the improvement of security situation in the east and owing to the University’s expansion plan of the institute, the Diploma programme was restored in its original campus at Dewathang commencing from Aug 2006. With the introduction of the new Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Power Engineering in 2015, the institute changed its name from Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic to Jigme Namgyel Engineering College on 11th Nov 2015 coinciding with the 60th Birth anniversary of the Great Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, which was a historic moment in the history of the college. To be cont…


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