One teacher one child pro­gram launched

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay launched the re­port on the Na­tional Read­ing Year 2015 and One Teacher One Child Ini­tia­tives 2015 in Yangchen­phu HSS yes­ter­day.

Speak­ing at the launch Ly­onch­hen said: “9th De­cem­ber 2014 has huge sig­nif­i­cance: it was on this day His Majesty the King took over the sa­cred re­spon­si­bil­ity”

His Majesty the King launched the Read­ing Pro­gramme on 9th De­cem­ber 2014. The Na­tional Read­ing Pro­gramme 2015 was ini­ti­ated to com­mem­o­rate the 60th Birth An­niver­sary of our beloved Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Speak­ing at the launch Ly­onch­hen said , “Be­ing a small land­locked coun­try with lim­ited re­sources, the main re­source we have is our cit­i­zens which is also very less. There­fore, it is of ut­most im­por­tance that we pre­pare and build our so­ci­ety. For that, it is es­sen­tial for us to build our chil­dren who are our ul­ti­mate fu­ture.”

The true ap­pa­ra­tus to mea­sure the real learn­ing in our chil­dren is through read­ing while aca­demic re­sults are a qual­i­fy­ing cer­tifi­cate. In or­der for us to en­hance the knowl­edge of our cit­i­zens, it is nec­es­sary to pro­mote read­ings books. Read­ing’s books gives us im­mense knowl­edge: we get to learn rich ex­pe­ri­ences of oth­ers, Ly­onch­hen added.

Un­der one teacher one child pro­gramme - per­sonal ini­tia­tives of Ly­onch­hen, each teacher took up the guardian­ship of one or more stu­dents and pro­vided sup­port in im­prov­ing aca­demic and be­hav­ioral change dur­ing school hrs. This ini­tia­tive has ben­e­fited a to­tal of 4447 stu­dents un­der the guardian­ship of 2668.

The Min­is­ter for Education, Ly­onpo Mingbo Dukpa, Thim­phu Dzongdag Tshe­wang Rinzin and of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of Education at­tended the launch.

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