CNR, Lobesa Dec 8, 2016: The College of Natural Resources will observe National Wide Cleaning Campaign Day tomorrow on December 9, 2016 also declared as National Holiday. All the staff of the college will be engaging in cleaning campaign. The day marks to commemmorate the 10th Anniversiry of His Majestry the King's accession to the Golden Throne.
CNR, Lobesa Dec 4, 2016: As usual the student of college was involved in fireline construction in and around college campus before departure for winter vacation on December 5, 2016. The fireline is designed as the leading edge of a forest fire by completely removing fuel in the path of the fire. In fire suppression, constructing a fireline cuts off the supply of fuels and the objective of this post-exam activity was to remove or to reduce the flammable materials that allow the fire to build up in intensity or continue to spread.
The total of fourteen firelines was identified and constructed using CNR Land Use Map. A fireline was constructed and maintained using hand tools (spade, sickle or Patang) with the width of seven meters completely free of grasses and other combustible materials. Fire lines are meant for protection of buildings, lives and all other valuable properties of the college from any types of fire.
CNR, Lobesa Dec 1, 2016: Coinciding with World AIDS Day on 1st December,2016, Y-PEER Net-Workers of CNR organised a day long sensitiztion workshop on Sexual Reproductive and Health Right (SRHR) with the theme "PREVENT, TEST and TREAT". The program was supported by the Department of Youth and Sports: DYS, MOE, Thimphu.
CNR, Lobesa Nov 19, 2016: It is almost the end of this semester and students can really feel the cold weather outside. Despite the chilly air, the most of students were up, very early to unleash their energy and crowds swearing promises of victory were ready to run for the Annual College Marathon today. The students prepped up at 5:00 a.m. in the morning and took their first run at 7:00 a.m. from Khuruthang (Initial Point). While some sauntered, a few of them ran very fast to secure one of the places in Top 10.
For the men, Mr. Surjay Gurung of Animan Science Nested (2nd batch) programme bagged the prime position by completing his run at 7:48 a.m. and the first runner up, Dr. Sonam Tashi (Dean of Academic Affairs) followed by Mr. Ngawang Drubchu (ECS, 1st batch) completed the run at 7:49 a.m. with a matter of few seconds between them. For the female, Ms. Pema Yangchen (SD, 5th batch), Ms. Dorji Lhamo (SD, 3rd batch) and Ms. Chandra Kala Ghalley (SD, 5th batch) completed the run at 7:53 a.m., 7:55 a.m. and 7:56 a.m. respectively.
The marathon ended with a photograph session and names of the students who have participated in the event were registered to add up to their class points.
Compiled by: Tashi Tobgay (FO Nested, 1st batch)
Sunil Sapkota (FO Nested, 1st batch)
CNR Media Club
CNR, Lobesa Nov 17, 2016: 30 students of 6th Cohort B.Sc. Agriculture programme participated in the debate competition organized by the Module tutor Dr. Sonam Tashi in the college convention hall at 2 pm on November 17, .2016 on following three topics:
1. Should Bhutan Adopt GMO?
2. Should Bhutan Convert its Agriculture to Fully Organic?
3. Should Bhutan allow Foreign Direct Investments in Agriculture?
The participants were divided into three teams with 10 members for each team comprising of five members each for the motion and against the motion. The teams were given three minutes to refute their opponents. For the first topic, Ms. Tashi Lhamo speaking, “For the motion” stood first scoring 39 out of 50. Similarly, Mr. Kinzang Thinley who also spoke for the motion on, “Should Bhutan Convert its Agriculture to Fully Organic?” stood first scoring 36.9/50. Mr. Thinley Penjor stood first from the third topic contributing 41% of the total score who also spoke for, “For the Motion”.
The Debate ended with volunteer speakers from the audience followed by a customary vote of thanks from the module coordinator, Dr. Sonam Tashi.
Compiled by: Tashi Tobgay
Photo Courtesy: Sunil Sapkota (CNR Media Club)