A Nima HHS stu­dent begged the first prize of spot es­say com­pe­ti­tion

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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.

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