Taktse College brought vast changes in community
Many people in the community in and around Taktse in Trongsa are now able to witness the vast developmental changes which was brought by the college and it has increased in the living standard of the people in the community there.
The Institute of Language and Culture Studies is located on the beautiful hilltop of Taktse in Trongsa (central Bhutan), is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It is about 20 km drive from the Trongsa town officially established in the year 2011 July.
ILCS offers a number of diploma and undergraduate programmers: BA in Language and Literature, BA in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies and also Diploma in Language and Communication.
ILCS aims to be a centre of excellence in higher learning and research in Bhutanese language, culture Buddhist studies, Himalayan studies and GNH studies. The institute’s motto is ‘to produce modern citizens with traditional knowledge.’
After a long wait the people of Taktse community said, the institute has brought and helped them to bring economic growth, business and also social network. People of Taktse community are now enjoying facilities of road, electricity and internet.
56 year-old Aum Ugyen in Taktse village said, comparing to the past now the college has brought many development and progress in the village. “In the past, to sell one kg of potato we have to go to Trongsa town by walk whereas now, students are coming to our door to buy vegetables which made easy work for me.”
“Our community has become like haven, I must say that Taktse has developed more than Trongsa town.” Many shops came up with tall buildings, few years before to buy one small things like matches we have to go to Trongsa town whereas now we can do shopping from our door step, Dorji 58, eldest of four siblings said.
Ap Duba one of the house owner said that “introducing the college in our community would help us to bring so many developments I didn’t know however it changed my living standard.”
“My house is all occupied by students of the collage and I can earn more than Nu.10,000 per month though my house is traditional building. Now I am planning to build modern building soon because year by year number of students and lecturers are increasing,” He said with big smile in his face.
As of now no negatives comments has been made to the students of the college may be because the students are groomed as good human beings through a deep grounding in and practical experience of study areas such as culture, philosophy, language and history.
The students are very kind and in the weekends they sometimes come and help to plough the fields and cultivating crops and sometimes they help me cooking, said 70 years old man in the village.