CNR, Lobesa May 9: A workshop based on “DATA ANALYSIS “using SPSS was conducted from 6-9 May, 2016 in CNR. It was funded by OVC, RUB. Mr.Changa Dorji, DRER (OVC), Dr. DB Gurung, DRIL (CNR) and Dr.Om Katel (CNR) were the resource persons for the workshop. 
 
SPSS statistics (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a software package used for statistical analysis. The  four day workshop included step-by-step approach for data analysis;  getting basics on using SPPS software, preparing , screening, cleaning and transforming the data, preliminary and descriptive analyses of the data, exploring relationship between contingency tables, correlation and partial correlation ,comparing  T-test , one-way ANOVA ,two-way ANOVA  and  also programming in SPSS using syntax .This in-house capacity building workshop was essentially conducted to train faculties and researchers, so as to encourage high quality researchers.
 
CNR, Lobesa May 5, 2016: A seminar on “CHEMICAL, ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH” was conducted at the college convention hall on May 5, 2016.  Attended by CNR students, the seminar was aimed at advocating the hazards of chemicals and a sustainable approach to prosperity while keeping the planet healthy and clean.
 
 
 The speaker, Mr. Doe Doe, Plant Protection specialist at National Plant Protection Center, MOAF. He attended his toxicology course in Thailand. The seminar opened setting the context on which our national development paradigm is based and how the topic is prudent in Bhutan. It then explained the inevitable detriments of chemical contamination from landfills. It also showed the apparent affiliation between human and toxic chemical wastes, as well as introducing to the most common chemicals of concern present and their associated health risks.
Chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, phthalates and acrylamide can have severe health implications, most of which comes from goods used in our daily lives such as clothes, bottles, food, beverages, etc.  The need for proper mechanisms to regulate these chemicals was stressed at length.
“You should be aware of what you are exposed to because health regimes priority over everything,” Mr Doe Doe said. “Knowing and understanding the information is not enough, realization and implementation should be taken care of as it can harm a nation as a whole”
This was the fourth time the seminar was conducted in the college; hitherto attended by more than 300 students. It will end with a final talk to the MDP students on May 6, 2016.
 
Reported by: Namgay Dechen
                          Tashi Tobgay
                          (Media Club)
 
CNR, Lobesa May 2, 2016: CNR family Celebrated Teacher’s Day coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of the Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who introduced modern education in the country and is considered as the Father of Modern Bhutan. In the morning, there was a celebration with a few speeches followed by lighting of butter lamps and cake cutting ceremony to start the day. Students presented gifts to thank their lecturers. There were also some games arranged for the lecturers like tail tag and fashion show. It was then followed by various cultural programs.
 
 
In the evening, there was basketball match for the faculties. Students performed dances, and some lecturers participated in the programme. As a gesture of love and respect for their lecturers, the joyful day was ended with fireworks display and a short emotional movie for the lecturers. It was the most youthful Teacher’s Day.
 
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