Se­cond batch of 24 youths un­der­gone to pur­sue diploma cour­ses un­der In­dian Em­bassy Schol­ar­ship

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Un­der the Em­bassy of In­dian schol­ar­ship , a se­cond batch of 24 Bhutanese youths in­clud­ing both em­ployed and un­em­ployed Bhutanese has been sent to pur­sue for du­ra­tion of 3-4 months diploma cour­ses in the field of elec­tri­cian and plumb­ing at Academy of Con­struc­tion, Hyderabad, In­dia.

The em­bassy will be bear­ing all ex­pen­di­ture in­clud­ing tu­ition fees, liv­ing ex­penses, monthly stipend of Nu.5000 each, hos­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion and trav­el­ling ar­range­ment.

Out of that, ten youths will be un­der­gone for diploma in plumb­ing and four­teen youths will be un­der­gone for diploma in elec­tri­cian.

Dur­ing the press con­fer­ence last Wed­nes­day, Am­bas­sador of In­dia to Bhutan, His Ex­cel­lency Shri Jaideep Sarker said that, all over the world at the global econ­omy, the econ­omy of each coun­try changes, so to have skills is very im­por­tant and it is very im­por­tant for them to pre­pare them­selves to get skills.

He added that it is very im­por­tant to un­der­stand that what skills are needed. For ex­am­ple in In­dia, there is boom­ing of ICT, so lots of skills in the field of ICT are needed.

He fur­ther added that the em­bassy had cho­sen one of the key sec­tors of Bhutanese econ­omy which is con­struc­tion man­age­ment where con­struc­tion sec­tor is grow­ing rapidly in the coun­try es­pe­cially hy­dro power sec­tors and more­over, tourism sec­tors which pro­vides wide range of ser­vices.

Vo­ca­tional cour­ses that you will un­dergo will give you very good foun­da­tion and help you to learn quicker and be­sides that trav­el­ling for­eign coun­tries will be al­ways learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, said the am­bas­sador.

An of­fi­cial from In­dian em­bassy said that this is just an ex­per­i­men­tal and the em­bassy will see how this course will suc­ceed and what will be the im­pact. And if it suc­ceeded then the em­bassy will in­tro­duce some more cour­ses.

The motto of em­bassy was to take not only from Thim­phu but to take from all the re­gions and they were se­lected based on the aca­demic per­for­mances of Class ten and twelve.

Mean­while, the trainees were left for In­dia last Wed­nes­day and the course will be be­gin­ning from to­mor­row. For the first batch, the em­bassy had sent nine Bhutanese stu­dents to In­dia for the du­ra­tion of one year Diploma course is con­struc­tion man­age­ment.

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