CNR, Lobesa April 29, 2016: The Sa-Lhang Tendrel (the Ground Breaking Ceremony) for the construction of Academic Block (Student Convention Center, Faculty Block, Laboratory Block) and Multi-Purpose Hall was held today in CNR campus. Director General, Dr.Phub Dorji along with the faculties and students graced the ceremony which was presided over by the monks from Punakha Dzong.
Sa-Lhang Tendrel or the ritual for the taking of land is one of the most common ritual before any construction work is done in Bhutan. Bhutanese believe that the land is possessed by the terrestrial spirits/deties and to maintain harmony with nature, one has to obtain the permission to use the land.
The college site Engineer, Mr. Yadav Dhungana, said that the project will begin immediately. The project cost is estimated to be around Nu.91, 635,729.66 which is funded by the Government of India. It is expected to be completed by January, 2018.
Everyone present in the ceremony offered their prayers for the successful completion of the project. It was a momentous occasion for the CNR family.
CNR, Lobesa April 28, 2016: Diploma in Forestry (FO) 23rd batch in men's category and Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development (SD) 2nd batch in women's category are the 2016 Inter-Departmental Basketball Tournament champions after beating Sustainable Development (SD) 3rd batch and Bachelors of Science In Environment And Climate Studies (ECS) 1st batch by a score of 24-23 and 28-14 respectively on Friday afternoon in CNR campus, but those two teams are far from the only winners and losers of the Tournament.
Opening of the Tournament by the Director General
The departments in the final all played huge roles in their title-winning effort with the other 20 departments starting from April 11, 2016. Cheki Wangdi and Thukten Tshering from FO and Tshering Choden and Yeshey Lhazomm from SD delivering incredible performances to key the team’s final win over their rivals.
Aside from participants in the title game, fans of the sport were the biggest winners; we got to watch all the incredible bench celebrations along the way. This was the most exciting and happening match ever played in CNR of all. The 2016 interdepartmental tournament had everything we could possibly want. INTENSITY, EXCITEMENT and a way lot of HEAT!!!
Players Eager to Start the Match
CNR,Lobesa April 23,2016: One day in-house capacity building training, funded by NORHED project, was conducted for the faculties in CNR on Introduction to Research Design and Methodology.
Dr. Kezang Sherab (DRIL), PCE, Dr. Rekha Chhetri (Sr. Lecturer) and Dr. DB Gurung (DRIL) from CNR was the resource person for the training.The training was mainly conducted to inspire and encourage the participants to carry out research activities.It essentially focused on the different aspects of research paradigms, types and designs of research that would facilitate in their own research work.
CNR, Lobesa April 22 is Earth Day, 2016: To celebrate 46th year of a movement, Earth Guardians Bhutan (EGB) members, College Faculties, Sustainable Development and Master's in Development Practice students presided by the Director General (DG) of College of Natural Resources planted around 200 trees along the road as a symbol of solidarity with people around the world to mark the Earth Day 2016 themed "Trees for the Earth". Three species of trees were planted namely Jacaranda mimisifolia, Cassia fistula and Grevillea robusta inside the campus.
The Earth Day was graced by the Director General, Dr. Phub Dorji and the members of Earth Guardians Bhutan.The Director emphasized on importance of the youth-led movement against Climate Change across the globe and congratulated the young generation for taking this sacred duty to heal our Earth.
Director General along with few other staff escorted by EGB mentor Dr. Sonam Tashi graced the occasion by planting saplings each. Then participants jubilantly planted the trees along the road which covered approximately 1.8 Kilometers. Interesting thing about the occasion was that the participants were served fresh fruits (Apples and Banana) instead of other refreshments which have plastic packages. In a way, everything that was connected with Earth Day celebration was focused on honoring the Mother Earth. The Earth Guardians Bhutan members will take the full responsibility for taking care of the saplings.
CNR, Lobesa April 21, 2016: A team from the Department of Research and External Relations (DRER) at the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu met with the college faculty to discuss about ‘Policies and Procedure for Research and Relations’ on April 20, 2016. The meeting started with a welcome address by Dr. Phub Dorji, Director General of CNR to the team led by Dr. Phanchung, Director General of the Department, Mrs. Tshering Choden, External Research Officer and Mr. Changa Dorji, Research officer. The objective of the meeting was to review the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and set targets for research, marketing and branding related to the DRER. Discussions were also about the improvement of research activities of the University and their collaboration with external universities. The meeting was concluded with a feedback session by the members on AURG Guideline book.