A Nima HHS student begged the first prize of spot essay competition
Aclass XII science students from Nima higher secondary school Ram Kumari Limboo took away a cash prize of Nu.25,000 after she won the spot essay competition amongst the class X, XI and XII students of Thimphu Thromde on the topic “Unemployment: options ahead” on 12 March.
Out of 102 students who registered for the competition, only 90 students had participated in the competition. The competition was organized by Nehru Wangchuck Culture Centre (NWCC).
Ram Kumari Limboo in her spot competition essay, she had written that “With the course of time, population of the nation will obviously increase. Increase in the population means increase in the number of job seekers. Therefore, increase in the job seeker means insufficient of the vacancies for the people. During such time, people should start finding answers to such problems, explore rather than asking question.”
She had also written that “The people should be outside the comfort zone and face reality of life. They should be aware and know how that if unemployment is an issue, there are always better futures ahead with lots of option.”
“As time heals everything, let an individual be positive and create opportunities for self. If unemployment is hampering the situation causing lot of crisis and depressions, the options such as expansion of rural places, coming up with other private sectors and being interested upon agricultural based industries can easily calm the situation leading in 100 percent employed people. Hence, there are always better opportunities in the future for everyone,” said Ram Kumari Limboo.
A former teacher, Chador Wangmo who was a jury for the essay competition said to the students during the day that you all must be with social media like face book, twitter, instagram and so on updating our status every now and then but she said that do we write complete sentences with every word spell. No we don’t, we have taken the shortcut measure because it is easier.
But while reading the papers written by the students who had taken down their own pen in their hand and hence not typed it down on the computer, because when we do that, computer rectify the error that we made which was not there because you have to write it down yourself and we could genuinely see how much of English is inside you, said Chador Wangmo.
Thinking of the issues that was given as a topic to the students writing on different papers by different students, she said that there was a time that she felt that, was that easy being written based on somebody who is sitting on the podium preaching the students about the unemployment issue in Bhutan.
“I was surprise knowing that our high school students have so much knowledge about the issue that the country is confronting right now,” she said.
Most of them said the issue the same thing and the way the students approach to unemployment issues that our country is facing now. “I was totally amazed I must say,” said Chador Wangmo.
She added that as an adult most of the time we tend to forget about the issues. “I am thinking of what kind of stories to be written, what characters should be created and what dialogue should be created. I forget what my country is going through. What we need to do as an individual. But looking at the kind of answers that our students had written, it was totally amazing,” said Chador Wangmo.
Meanwhile, second prize was begged by Tandeen Wangmo of Class X from Changangkha MSS and Sonam Tshoki of Class XI from Motithang HSS. They took away a cash prize of Nu.20, 000 each and the third prize begged by Karma Lhaden of Class XII from Nima HSS with the cash prize Nu.15, 000.
The awarding ceremony held last Tuesday was graced by Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar . The principals from the concerned schools and teachers also attend the ceremony.
Spot essay competition: Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar awarded the prizes to the winners of the spot essay competition organized by the Nehru – Wangchuck Cultural Centre in the capital last Tuesday. Ms. Ram Kumari Limboo a student of Nima higher secondary school took home the first prize of Nu. 25,000.