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"The Day of My Dirty Tego"

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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…

Nomination for Captainship...

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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 forboys and one for girls and house captains will be elected as per the votes range.
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 an…

My award for Volunteering...

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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, y…

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 …

Wangdue Tshechu 2013

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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 reconstru…

Moments with Dragon Riders

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It was a very beautiful morning when we all the volunteer students and the teachers reached at the Wangdue Bridge eagerly waiting to receive the dragon riders. We reached at the bridge at 7:30 AM and we received the first rider at around 10:00AM. We all were very excited and we cheer up for all the riders. We received the HM Dasho Jigel at around 2:00 PM and he was looking so cool riding the bicycle. After that we stayed there for around half an hour and disperse for our home sweet home. We really enjoyed the day with teachers and other friends. And the Tour of the Dragon Riderswas a successful programme.

                                                                                        D.K Thulung Rai



Tour of the Dragon Rider "Cycle Race"

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Bhutan Olympic committee is conducting the Tour of the Dragon (Cycle Race) on 7th of September 2013 which starts from Bumthang on around 12 AM and finishes in Thimphu (clock tower). And it’s a one day race.  Around 9 foreign or international cyclists are also participating in this race among which one is a woman from Canada and her name is Sandra Walter. Today the secretary of BOC visited our school (Bajothanghss) to meet the students and teachers who are volunteering to help and encourage the Cyclist during the race and I am one of them. As the secretary mentioned that many of the cyclists give up on the way from wangdue to Dochula because it is very hard for them to climb up the Dochula pass, so we are around 30 volunteers among which 20 are students and 10 are teachers to encourage the cyclist by simply cheering up so that they can regain their energy and complete the race.

Many of the students and the teachers from different schools on the way to Bumthang till Thimphu are voluntee…

BajothangHSS Annual Rimdo And Intra-House Cultural Show Competition.

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On 31st of August annual school Rimdo (Puja or ritual) and intra-house cultural show competition were conducted on the same day in Bajothanghss, so that the less number of classes are being missed in conducting such programmes in the school. Even though these programmes were very important but academic is always above all. Rimdow was conducted inside the multi-purpose hall and the cultural show was conducted in the lawn beside the administrative blog which is normally used for conducting such programmes. Our chief guest was head of the Wangduephodrang Shedra (monastery) in both the programmes. Annual school rimdo was conducted in the school for the welfare and prosperity of the school and all the Bajothanghss family. We, all the students and teachers were asked to attain the rimdo ceremony inside the MPH where we had a tough time accommodating around 7oo plus students and around 40+ staffs. Inside the hall the temperature was so high that we could hardly bear the heat and even some o…
Second Unit Test Knocking at the Door “ting tong”.
In our school, second unit test is going to start from 2th of September and it has really approached to our door. This unit test is conducted twice a year, once before the mid-term exam and once after the mid-term. This system was introduced in our school (Bajothanghss) around three years ago in order to check the student’s progress in terms of academic session and also to prepare for the exam. It has always been successful conducting such test with all the worthy efforts of our school academic head sir Tshewang Jamtsho (vice principal) and supports from all the teachers. Many students are not taking this unit test seriously, not realizing the efforts taken by all the teachers while making the question papers and expenditure spent in printing the hard copies for them.
To be true I am also not very much prepared for the test especially physics and math. These two subjects are really giving me kick these days. In physics after the mid-te…