Tak­tse Col­lege brought vast changes in com­mu­nity

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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.

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