Trashigang Y-VIA mem­bers to con­struct four-unit pub­lic toi­let

Business Bhutan - - Nation - Jigme Wangchen from Rangjung T/gang

With poor san­i­ta­tion be­com­ing a ma­jor health con­cern in Rangjung, es­pe­cially dur­ing the time of Drubchen and other oc­ca­sions, the Trashigang Dzongkhag Young Vol­un­teer in Ac­tion(YVIA) and the mem­bers from Rangjung Tech­ni­cal Train­ing In­sti­tute (TTI) are vol­un­teer­ing to con­struct four-unit pub­lic toi­let.

The Y-VIA mem­bers are vol­un­teer­ing to con­struct the toi­let given the lim­ited num­ber of the pub­lic toi­lets in the monastery and to solve the short­age of pub­lic toi­lets dur­ing the time of Drubchen.

Call­ing them as the Dzongkhag Y-VIA mem­bers, the group pro­vides so­cial ser­vices in the Dzongkhag and its co­or­di­na­tor Yeshey Dorji said they pro­vide im­me­di­ate help in the com­mu­nity and pro­vide other so­cial ser­vices in the com­mu­nity.

“The short­age of pub­lic toi­let in Rangjung Woe­sel Chol­ing monastery has been a ma­jor is­sue es­pe­cially dur­ing the time of Drubchen and other oc­ca­sions,” he said, adding that more than 20,000 peo­ple gather dur­ing the time of Drubchen and that the short­age of the toi­let has re­mained as ma­jor is­sue.

He added that by the end of the pro­ject, Rangjung Woe­sel Chol­ing monastery will have a four flush toi­let in the com­pound which will ben­e­fit more than hun­dreds of pub­lic dur­ing the time of oc­ca­sions.

Fur­ther, the co­or­di­na­tor said, “We are work­ing on how to carry for­ward the group so that our vol­un­teerism con­tin­ues.”

Yeshey Dorji added that this is one way of serv­ing the com­mu­nity and the peo­ple.

Mean­while, the vol­un­teer group has also com­pleted the pro­ject on wiring and elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of the Rangjung com­mu­nity lhakhang.

Mean­while, one of the Y-VIA mem­bers said vol­un­teerism is fun and has a deep bond­ing ef­fect.

Sim­i­larly, the dzongkhag Y-VIA co­or­di­na­tor said, “The group has also vol­un­teered in rewiring and elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of Phim­song com­mu­nity lhakhang in Phong­mey gewog.”

“Such ini­tia­tives have brought to­gether peo­ple from dif­fer­ent walks of life with a com­mon goal and I hope such ac­tiv­i­ties would fur­ther in­spire other youth to pro­mote vol­un­teerism in the com­mu­nity,” he added.

Mean­while, there are also plans to or­ga­nize and to pro­vide sim­i­lar so­cial ser­vices in the com­mu­nity in the fu­ture.

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