Tour of the Dragon Rider "Cycle Race"





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 volunteering to cheer up and control the traffic transaction during the race. The secretary was so pleased with all the volunteers and he was thanking all of us in advance for our contribution in conducting such race. He and HM Dasho Jigyel are visiting every school to thank all the volunteers who are helping them during the race. He told that BOC is trying their best to improve the sports infrastructure in Bhutan by training the talented sports children for the national level and even for the international level. They are trying to give scholarships within the country so that they can have a good sports man in future who can compete in the international level. He said that they tend to lose many talented sports man who were students and who could not qualify after class 10 and 12 and their parents tends to send them abroad for the further studies after BOC had given training for many years. This is how they lose their trained sports man. And he said that there is no space (club and Organization) between the school level and national level sports where the talented sports children can be trained from school level for the national level. The secretary was telling us that within 5-10 years from now, the BOC will be able to provide such platform and job opportunities in the field of sports but for that they need help from every parents to encourage their children to participate in sports and children to participate in every sports.


                                                                                     
                                                                             D.K Thulung Rai 

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