Tuesday, 27 October 2015 0 comments

The Historic Moment of JNP

Yesterday and today are very special days for all of us, the jnp family. The occasion was celebrated for the official inauguration of B.E Power Engineering, the very first degree programme introduced at JNP in the history of Jigme Namgyal Polytechnic. The honorable lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay officially inaugurated the programme and officially declared the new name of the institute which was kept secret and unknown for quite long time and we were really curious to know the new name of the institute. Another historic moment was the institute getting its name changed from the Jime Namgyal Polytechnic (JNP) to the Jigme Namgyal Engineering College (JNEC) in the history of JNP.

I think that we the 2015 and 2014 batches are the luckiest batches of the JNP as we got the privilege to be known as the Polytechnic students as well as will be known as the JNEC students. The batches before us and after us will never get privilege to be known as both JNP and JNEC students so, I consider myself as one of the luckiest student and luckiest batch. We know how we felt as the Polytechnic students and how we feel as the Engineering College students.

To make the day more remarkable there was a showcase of science exhibition, showing the innovation of students and the book fair presenting various types of engineering books and literature too. The two days celebration kept, so that everyone around can make a visit to the college and make the moment more remarkable. The 27th of Oct 2015 will always be a special day in the history of Jigme Namgyal Polytechic. I think we will be missing the remarkable name ‘Polytechnic’ always.


The celebration was good and successful and we all are happy with the new name of the institute but at the same time as I said earlier, we all will be missing the 'Polytechnic' as we already got connected with it.
Sunday, 25 October 2015 0 comments

The unheard voice of an old woman

I was going for my morning class, while I saw few officials standing behind one of the offices gate. An old lady came there and she started to talk with them. It seems like the officials were denying the old lady for something and I felt quite curious to know what is happening there. I was quite far from the reach of their voice; I put my few steps towards them so that I could hear their conversations clearly. I was watching them form the unknown distance and listening to their talk. The old lady was requesting to the officials to let her in from the gate as she wanted to pay back the credits to her friends who were staying inside the compound. She was requesting them time and again but the impolite officials were refusing her all the time.

Then one of the officials asked her that what kind of credits was she talking about and as an answer to his question, she simply replied ‘credit for the half kg of potatoes’. The officials found her answer quite humorous and talked among them what will be the cost of half kg potatoes, if one kg cost only Nu 25? But they forgot to think that maybe she might have more to be paid and that half kg of potatoes is only the thing as far as she could remember. They said to the old lady that they will pay for her and asked her the money. She agreed with them and took out her money to give it to them, and I could see few 100's notes rolled inside one 500 note.

After few minutes, one woman came down to the gate with a basket of chillies on hand and smile on her face. She gave the basket of chillies to the old lady and talked with her for few minutes. After their talks, the old lady decided to return back to her home. The officials were still watching them talking from the behind.

As soon as she started to walk back, I could see few women coming down again with some vegetables on their hands. When they reached at the gate, the old lady had already walked about fifty meters away from them. The first woman tried to call her many times but she never turned back, maybe she doesn’t want to. The women there kept their vegetables in-front of the gate and they were waiting for the old lady to come back.

By the time I realized, I was getting late for my class so, I quickly run to attend my class. At 12 noon our class got over and I was returning back to my resident from the same path that I took during the morning, and when I reached in-front that gate, the vegetables were still lying in-front of the gate as the old lady never came back.

Expressing my own thoughts