Monday, 11 November 2013 3 comments

"For the people..."

Finally, we finished making our canopy on last Sunday above the Bajothang town in the name of our school.  Hope that the people will make best  use of it....










Tuesday, 5 November 2013 0 comments

Celebration of Depawali "The festival of Light" and The Dassai..


 Depawali and the Dassai are the two most important festival celebrated annually by the Hindu, in this celebration, all the family members from different corner comes together and enjoy the celebration. it is a   very beautiful festival and i really enjoy the celebration...











        





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"Roofing of our Canopy.."

we are trying our best to complete our canopy as soon as possible but due to the shortage of time, we are taking a long time to complete it but we are working hard and hope to complete soon



 



D.K Thulung Rai





Monday, 28 October 2013 0 comments

"Volunteer Work for the Society.."




 





From our school (BajothangHSS), we are trying to contribute something to the society by simply making a canopy near the newly constructed mani-Dungkar above the Bajo town where the visitor can take rest and have fun.Yesterday We around 12 boys from class 11 sci and com coordinated by Lopen Tshering Gyaltshen tried to make a canopy there, we started our work at around 9:00 AM and finished making the frame of the canopy by lunch but due to the lack of some materials we could not finished making the canopy. But we are hoping to finish in this coming Sunday.














                                                          D.K Thulung Rai
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"Visit to the Khuju Lhakhang...."






On the 26 th of October (Saturday), it was one of the most important and religious day. It was the descending day of the Buddha Gautama from the nirvana to the earth for every living being on this earth. On this most important day, me and my friends decided to visit the Lhakhang on the top of the mountain peak where most of the people don’t go, thinking that it is very tough to reach their. But I believe that the more u suffer the more you get the blessing so we decided to go there.
 
We were nine in total and we started our journey at 8:00 AM from the Wangdue Bridge. There was a rough road till the Lhakhang but it was too twisted and too long, so we took the short-cut and we had no definite path, we rush from the middle of the blue pine jungle and reached at a beautiful resting place at half way to the Lhakhang from where we could see the whole Wangdue views. We took a long rest their and had a refreshment also.
 
We got up again and finally reached at our destiny at around 12:00 PM and offered our prayers and make wishes and all. We even received a blessing from the Truelku.

After that we had a heavy lunch on the beautiful lawn in-front of the Lhakhang. Had a long rest, chat, and I even had a good slept. And at around 3:00 PM, we again started our journey down towards the Wangdue Bridge and reached within one and half hour.
 Finally we disperse for our home sweet home. I reached home at around 5:30 PM and had a nice leg pain but in all, the trip was a very wonderful and successful one with friends.



                                                


                
                                                     D.K Thulung Rai



Wednesday, 16 October 2013 0 comments

"Club exhibition..."


We had a club exhibition conducted today in our school to execute what the club has done in the series of one year. Every club has to show their products of one year to the audience and explain how they have made and how it is useful in the daily life. The entire club has shown their product materials beautifully to the audience. All the club masters were also equally involved in pasting their work to the guest especially our club master Mr. PaSSu Tshering which I believe was a very impressive sign in the eye of the guest and also to the audience. The guest and the school administration were very happy by looking at the work of club members and also the master. The programme was a very successful one with the help of all the teachers, school administration and the individual club.

I am the member of e-learning club and we have created an offline web page where we have maintained all the work that we have done in term of one year. We have maintained all the club members’ blogs, comics made by the club members based on the short stories from the English text books, we have audio book of Dawa the stray dog, we have question bank and we have various videos made by the club members.




                                                            D.K Thulung Rai



Monday, 7 October 2013 0 comments

"Appointment of New Councillors in BHSS..."


                       

Today, the newly elected captains are officially appointed as the captains by the school administration and are given all the roles and responsibilities of the captains starting from today. From today on-wards all the responsibilities of the captains are to be performed by the newly appointed captains till the end of academic year 2014 as respective captains. The main purpose of electing the new captains by the school administration starting from this year in advance is to give more time to study for the old captains who are from class xii as they have to attain the board examination and it is their life deciding point.

The school administration is so thankful to all the old captains for their earnest efforts and contribution for the well-being of the school till now starting from the academic year 2013. The school administration is giving away the responsibilities of captains to the newly appointed captains as soon as possible so that they could at least give little time to the old captains which they can fruitfully spent on revising and prepare for the upcoming board examination. And we are also very happy to take the new responsibilities as a captain, as we are getting the opportunities to gain the leaderships quality which will be very helpful in our upcoming future, in the world of democracy.



                                                               
                                                            D.K Thulung Rai


                                                         
Saturday, 5 October 2013 1 comments

"Five Dr.s from Bajo hospital visited our school..."





Five doctors from the Bajothang hospital led by DHSO visited our school today to aware us about all the common diseases in and around the globe. They have been trying to visit every school especially in Wangdue dzongkhag and trying to make sure that every student and their parents and the teachers are aware about all types of common diseases. In their presentation they were trying to convey us how the common and deadly diseases like cancer, HIV/ AIDS, TB and all types of common diseases are spread , their symptoms, their medication and very important thing  is, how to prevent form getting these types of diseases and if we happened to suffer from these diseases, they are trying to give us best of best medication both in and out of the nation.
They also talked about teenage pregnancies, substance abuse, and water borne diseases, stress, balance diet, daily exercises and so on. This program was a very important for us as a youth because many of the people who are suffering from these diseases are young youth because they were not aware of getting such diseases. Even though the doctors had a tight schedules in the hospital, they came in our school thinking that they will at least aware the students and through the students they are expecting to aware the outsiders and epically the parents about such diseases. The only way to stay away from getting these diseases is to be always aware and prevent our-self form getting these diseases by applying various strategies. As said “prevention is better than cure”.
 “So eat good balanced diet, do daily exercise, stay away from abusing substance, be aware of these diseases and stay always healthy.”

 




                                                          D.K Thulung Rai
Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3 comments

"Result of the captainship election"

highest votes (boys)
highest votes (girls)



well, today top 18s were announced during the assembly. I was very embarrassed when I heard my number of votes, it was too low to my expectation and with the ratio of total voters. I didn't expect too much but at least little more than that . But luckily i am selected in top 18s, i would be serving as one of the house captain.
Among the boys Tshering Wangchuck from 11 com got the highest votes and from the girls Dawa Dema from 11com got the highest votes. And about the lowest, i don't want share because it is too embarrassing. The school captain is still not finalized, probably they will discuss today and announce tomorrow. 


                                                                 
                                                       D.K Thulung Rai                                                                                                                                    
Tuesday, 1 October 2013 0 comments

Captainship election for 2014 in BHSS





Today we had the captainship election where we were the VIPs as we are the main candidates. I felt really honored and privilege to be one of them. At the morning we gave our speech to all the Bajo-family sharing our plans and our promises for the well-being of our school and all the students. I thought someone will be calling our names and according that to we have to go in the front to give the speech. Last time when they were announcing the nominee’s names, mine was at the middle that time, I thought we will be following that sequence, so I was relaxingly standing at the side of all the boys but suddenly, present school captain (Bumika Tamang) announced “we will start our speech from that side..!” and she was looking at me, I was once shocked when I heard that. I went up to the podium and gave my speech in dzongkha niggchang (pure dzongkha) for two minutes as we are given only two minutes to share our manifestoes and ask for votes.

In total, we were 29 candidates out of which 12 were boys and 17 were girls. Out of 29, best 18 candidates will be selected today through the election, 9 boys and 9 girls. Last time madam told that whoever gets the highest votes will be elected as the school captains but today the school administration told that out of 9 boys and 9 girls, the teacher will discuss among them and elect the best of best two (one for boys & one for girls) as the school captain and rest 16 will be holding the post of various house captains.
 

Today’s election was like the real election as all the e-voting machines were there, polling stations and polling officers were also there. All the stations was arranged in the MPH, students were voting with their full confidences as during the morning, Lopen Tshering Gyeltshen showed us demo on how to use e-voting machines. We were also given the chance to vote for our-self. We started voting at around 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM (started with class 12). All the staffs (both teaching & non-teaching) were also allowed to vote for us.
 
I think they will be announcing the election result in the assembly tomorrow. I have no idea whether I will be elected or not but I am very excited to see the next year’s school captain and various house captains. And I hope that the best and most capable one will be elected as the school captain.



                                                                D.K Thulung Rai

Sunday, 29 September 2013 0 comments

"The Day of My Dirty Tego"



It was fine and beautiful Monday morning. I curled under the blanket; I languidly looked around the room. My cupboard was open and I could see all the dishevelled clothes, at the bottom my shoes, on the top of one other like a pyramid.

My roommate had neatly folded his blankets and left early. I had no first period so I’d slept a little longer. I got up and washed. The hostel was silent except for few echoes from the floors above. As it was the first day of a week, I looked for a clean gho, there was none. ‘God! I don’t have a single clean gho?’ I took one, which was better than the rest. With tego and stocking, it was the same story. ‘How could I forget to wash them?’

The previous day, supposedly laundry day, I’d gone for a picnic. ‘If only I’d washed them little by little.’ But that’s what the Centre of life is (I’if’e).’

With this frustration, I went to a friend’s room and, as luck would have it, the door was locked. There was no one else I could ask help from. So dressing ‘dirtily’ I went to class. On reaching there, I directly went to my seat. My classmates walked in with clean clothes, they were literally glowing with wide ‘happydent’ smiles. How I despised my- self then. And as for my seat mate, I was simply no match for him.

After a while, the lecture started and, in the middle of it, my friend noticed my black stained tego. “wai, what’s that on your tego? Seems like you haven’t washed it, mena? How do you ever feel comfortable with a dirty tego? Khai!

 “No wai…”  I replied, trying to mask my irritation with smile. Within, I cringed at his remark. But that was not the end. The bell rang for an interval. We were all out in the sun engrossed in some guy talk. I’d completely forgotten about my soiled state. While we were so engaged, a girl, whom I dearly loved, passed us by.

Now, it was not just me who followed in her footsteps but one of my friends, an opportunist, too. Finding the moment appropriate to embarrass me, he loudly said, “Hey sonam didn’t you wash your tego? It’s got damn dirty. Moreover, it’s Monday wai!

Hearing this, she turned, as everyone was staring at me and more at my tego, she just smiled and left. I turned from ‘black to red’ as I felt the chance of approaching her slip from my hands. Back in class, I couldn’t take the incident out my mind, I’d become a laughing stock. That was the most embarrassing moment of my life. On reaching the hostel, the first thing I did was wash my tego.

However, a part of me was glad, because I got to steal her attention and her smile too (whatever the reason she smiled!). I can still remember that smile and, thinking it over; it gladdens my heart and sends butterflies to my stomach. Latter, that incident did help when I got introduced to her. We became good friends. And what I felt and am feeling still remains with me.

She still remembers that day and teases me, saying ‘dirty boy’ and I just enjoy the euphoria. Therefore, if dirt can do good, then I think it’s not such a bad idea to get dirty sometimes, mena?


Note: This is a very short and simple story written by ‘Sonam Wangdi’ which I found is very interesting. So, I thought of sharing to all the readers through my blog. I found this short story in one of the newspapers in 2010 but I think there are many readers who couldn’t go through this story. Ever since I went through this story, I thought of sharing to my friends but I couldn’t, so I am sharing today…!


                                                                                                                                                                                                sowangd@HOTMAIL.COM                          
                           
                                                         D.K Thulung Rai


Friday, 27 September 2013 7 comments

Nomination for Captainship...

Nominated from 11 sci (boys)
                      
Today in our school (Bajothanghss), we around 22 students from 11th standard were nominated for the captainship school captains, house captain and etc.. for the next year 2014. This system is introduced for the first time in our school where captains for the coming year are elected in advance. This system is initiated and coordinated by the Democracy club. Madam Sangay Lhaden democracy club master was clicking and taking our half photos so that the students can vote for us looking at our pictures. The rule is whoever gets the highest votes from the students will be firstly elected as the school captains one for boys and one for girls and house captains will be elected as per the votes range.
Nominated from 11 sci (girls)
                               
And one very fascinating thing was that, madam was telling us that we have to give speech in the assembly to ask votes from the students. It’s like the election where the candidates have to share their manifestos and agendas to the public, so that the public will elect them as per their promises and capabilities. But I am just wondering that what and how we should be telling in the assembly, so that the students will vote for us as it is happening for the first time in our school. I am sure that everyone will be wondering at the first sight but it is part of democracy, so I think we should be taking this opportunity very seriously. As it is like our entrance to the world of democracy. It will be very helpful in our long term future to be a part of democracy. But I am sure that there will be some corruption during the voting session because most of the students are unknown to us and I am sure that they will try to vote for the one who is their friends and are known to them and they will be looking for a beautiful and handsome captain because this is the human psychology and we can’t avoid these characters very easily.


To be true, I am always against the democracy in terms of election because no matter how much we try to stop corruption, but there will be corruption whether in a small scale or large, where people will be trying to vote for their friends, relatives, who are known to them and the last option is by looks, very few people actually cast their vote by judging the capabilities and strength of the candidates. And I am afraid that I may be the victim this time but I am hoping that this time no such things will be happening, because if they happen to elect a weak captain, they will be suffering at the last moment. When I am saying  that, I am not telling that I am capable, there are many who are more capable than me but I am just hoping that students will be electing the most capable and deserved one not the most handsome or beautiful one…..



                                                             D.K Thulung Rai



Friday, 20 September 2013 2 comments

My award for Volunteering...




This is in-continuation with my last post about the Tour of the Dragon (cycle race) that was held on 7th of September 2013. On the day before that our sir Mr. Ugyen Tshering was searching for around 20 volunteer students to cheer up the riders on their way. He came to our class and talk about that and I was very excited about that and without thinking anything, my friend Kinley Penjor and I volunteered for that, forgetting about the classes that we will be missing and weather condition on that day. To be true I didn't expect anything from BOC for this volunteer work, I just wanted to volunteer to appreciate the riders who are able to complete 268 km in a single day which I cannot imagine of doing at all, by simply cheering up for their efforts and strength. And this tour was world’s tough fest one day mountain ride. When we volunteer for something we should not expect something in return, if you expect something than that’s not a volunteer.

 If you volunteer with your full heart, you will be rewarded in one way or another, one day. When we do something good, we have to appreciate our self-first and feel proud of our-self. To be true I really appreciate myself when I do something good and that make me feel proud. I was very happy when sir called us to give this certificate with the signature of the chief of BOC Dasho Jigyel and I really felt proud to be a part of Dragon Riders and BOC. So keep on volunteering and be proud of yourself always. And one day you will be rewarded directly or indirectly.



                                                                D.K Thulung Rai
             
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 0 comments

Ambassadors of MOE visited BHSS

Two ambassadors from the Ministry of Education had visited our school (BajothangHSS) to meet the senior most students (xi & xii) and to give us the knowledge about the higher studies and scholarships that is being provided by the MOE of Bhutan annually to the Xii pass out students. They were from the DAHE (Department of Adult and Higher Education).MOE is giving the scholarships in both Ex-country and in country. For ex-country they are mostly sending to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and very few to USA, Cuba, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. And in country they are also giving scholarships in RTC and etc. They were also highlighting on the scholarship criteria and required marks and personal documents to be an eligible candidates.
They have also initiated online scholarships system meaning that we can summit our marks, documents and portfolio with the help of online service  http://www.citizenservices.gov.bt and we don’t have visit Thimphu just to summit these documents.  They were also advising us to get in a quality and renounced Universities if we happen to join the colleges and Universities by self-funding to get a quality degree certificates so that we will get the good jobs in Bhutan because especially in India there are many fake Universities and they are not supported by any agencies and government. So we have to very careful while selecting the colleges and Universities. They are also allowing the students to go for college by self-funding. Information:- around Nu 70,000 for CST and for RTC its around Nu 1,60000 annually. So better study hard and go for free scholarships.

On the same day we had a presentation and skits in MPH by the Disaster club coordinated by the club master sir Uguen Dorji. It was very informative and it is very important in our day to day live because our school is situated near to very Mass River which can turn into killing machine at any time and even when we are at our home, we always have to be aware of all kinds of disaster. So for that reason we all the students and teachers have to be always prepared for all kinds of disaster that may happen at any time. With all the efforts made by the club master and club members and supported by all the students and the teachers, the programme was a very successful one. 


                                                                   D.K Thulung Rai

                  
Thursday, 12 September 2013 0 comments

Wangdue Tshechu 2013

 



Today, after a long time I went to visit the Wangdue Tshechu. I thought there would be only few peoples in the ground as compared to that of in the dzong but when I reached there, I could see many peoples in the ground but all were playing mela and people were all busy in their own business. I could see only few peoples actually watching the Tshechu and they were all grandfathers and grandmothers and very few younger ones. Few years back when Wangdue Tshechu used to be celebrated in the dzong, all the peoples especially girls used to do make starting from their head to toe with all the expensive ornaments and dresses on their body but unfortunately we lost our Wangdue dzong few years back and it is yet to be reconstructed. so, that is why Wangdue Tshechu is celebrated in the military ground and I could feel that there is no charm like there used to be in the dzong. I think we have to celebrate the Wangdue Tshechu in the ground for few years more again till the dzong is fully reconstructed .Peoples were all in their simple dresses without any ornaments on their neck and expensive kiras and ghos.  I felt that all the mask dances were well performed with all their efforts and I hope that all the peoples will be blessed by the Tshechu mask dances. I really enjoyed watching the mask dances with their different types of mask and costume especially the Aachara with his most funny Bap.



To talk little bit about the mela programme in the ground, there were everything, games, fast food shops, cloth shops, restaurants, toy shops and etc…and people were really enjoying the games and foods. One man got over dose by the alcohol and he was lying in front of one of the restaurant, very embarrassing yes..?! Rest everything was fun and my friends, JP, KP and I also really enjoyed the foods and games. And after few hours my legs started to pain and we decided to move back to our home…
                                        



                                                                D.K Thulung Rai


                                                                                                                                           

Expressing my own thoughts

 
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