Eight re­ceives the pres­ti­gious Nehru – Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship

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The Royal Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (RCSC) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Em­bassy of In­dia in Bhutan held the Nehru – Wangchuck schol­ar­ship award cer­e­mony at the Nehru – Wangchuck Cen­ter in Thim­phu for the eight can­di­dates who were awarded the 2015 pres­ti­gious Nehru – Wangchguck Schol­ar­ship to un­dergo var­i­ous masters’ cour­ses in the pre­mium in­sti­tutes in In­dia com­menc­ing aca­demic year 2015-2016.

The cer­e­mony was at­tend by Min­is­ter for Labour and Hu­man Re­sources , Ly­onpo Ngeema San­gay Tshempo as the chief guest, Gau­tam Bam­bawale the am­bas­sador of In­dia to Bhutan, GNH sec­re­tary Sonam Wangchuk and com­mis­sion­ers from Royal Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion and other gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

The eight can­di­dates were awarded this pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ship through a com­pet­i­tive se­lec­tion pro­ce­dure and they are the first batch un­der the re­vised pro­file of schol­ar­ship scheme. They are se­lected for dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines such as en­gi­neer­ing, man­age­ment stud­ies tourism hos­pi­tal­ity man­ag­nent and will be placed in well known and pres­ti­gious in­sti­tu­tions of ed­u­ca­tion in In­dia.

The Am­bas­sador of In­dia to Bhutan, Gau­tam Bam­bawale dur­ing the award cer­e­mony said that the for the past six months, the Em­bassy of In­dia and the RCSC have been work­ing ex­tremely hard to en­sure that the Nehru-Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship Scheme lives up to its ob­jec­tive of be­ing the pre­mier Gov­ern­ment of In­dia Schol­ar­ship for Bhutanese stu­dents and aims in choos­ing the most out­stand­ing Bhutanese stu­dents and plac­ing them in pre­mier ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions in In­dia.

He fur­ther added that the goal of en­sur­ing that the Nehru – Wangchuck schol­ar­ship scheme be­comes the most pres- ti­gious Gov­ern­ment of In­dia schol­ar­ship for the Bhutanese cit­i­zens is not a one­time ef­fort but will con­tinue in the com­ing years and will be­come the rule.

He as­sured that in the years ahead, the NehruWangchuck Schol­ar­ship Scheme will in­deed be­come one of the most sought af­ter schol­ar­ships at the post-grad­u­ate level for Bhutanese can­di­dates.

Talk­ing to Bhutan Times one of the re­cip­i­ents of the schol­ar­ship Me­wang Dorji who works as as­sis­tant reg­is­trar with the min­istry of eco­nomic af­fairs said that he was very much de­lighted as a re­cip­i­ent of this pres­ti­gious Nehru-Wangchuck schol­ar­ship.

“The re­vised stipend wasn’t only the thing that I should be happy but I should be more sat­is­fied that they are send­ing me to learn in one of the pre­mier In­sti­tutes in In­dia. Fur­ther, this is the sec­ond schol­ar­ship I am re­ceiv­ing af­ter I re­ceived RGoB schol­ar­ship to pur­sue my un­der-grad­u­ate in 2005 in In­dia.” he added. He will be pe­rus­ing masters in public pol­icy in O.P Jin­dal Global Uni­ver­sity in Haryana.

The Prime Min­is­ter of In­dia Naren­dra Modi dur­ing his visit to Bhutan in June last year dou­bled the Nehru-Wangchuck schol­ar­ship to Nu. 20 mil­lion per year. The re­cip­i­ents are ex­pected to leave for their cour­ses in the last week of June.

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