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)
CNR, Lobesa Nov 14, 2016: The Department of Planning and Resources, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan visited college  for monitoring of construction works and one-day brainstorming session for RUB Strategic Plan and 12th FYP.
CNR, Lobesa Nov 11, 2016: The College of Natural Resources  celebrated one of its biggest inspiration, His majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk's 61st Birth Anniversary  with various activities. The most auspicious of occasion started with reciting the national anthem by the students and staff of CNR followed by honouring the 4th Druk Gyalpo with the 'Zhabtoen' and wishing for his good health and long life.
Coinciding with the birth anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo, a spelling competition was also organized by the CNR Media Club, where two students from each department participated and after six rounds of vigorous competition among the participants, Mr. Umang Deep Rai (AG Nested,2nd Batch )  pounced to be the winner  followed by Mr. Jigme Yeshi (SD, 5th Batch) as 1st runner up and Ms. Choden ( FO Nested,1st Batch) as 2nd runner up. To intensify the celebration a crossword competition was also held among the Lecturers as the final close up of the event. 
Lastly the celebration was concluded by a customary Tashi Labay followed by a subsequent dispersion for lunch.
The CNR Family wishes His Majesty the Fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, a long and healthy life and once again pledges utmost loyalty to the Wangchuck Dynasty.
Compiled by: Tshultrim Tharchen (AG Nested, 2nd Batch)
                       Pema Choden (AG Nested, 2nd Batch)
                       Tenzin Tashi (AG Nested, 2nd Batch)
                         (CNR Media Club)
CNR, Lobesa Nov 1, 2016: Coinciding with the coronation day of His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo, the club members of EGB-CNR organized a cleaning campaign in Metsina town to mark the day. Led by the club secretary, the team arrived in the area at around 9:00 A.M. The litters along the road side were picked up and after hours of hard work, the town looked fresh and hygienic.
The end of the cleaning campaign was marked with a placement of a board disseminating the message, “Please! Don’t litter everywhere” in the heart of the town.
For the continuation of such initiatives in keeping the town and the nearby streams clean, the chair (DAA) and the secretary of EGB-CNR club signed the documents of understanding with the Dzongkhag Environment Officer of Punakha and Thromde Tshogpa to closely collaborate in organizing similar activities in the future.
Compiled by: Pem Dem (SD, 3rd Batch, Media Club)
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