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SHADES OF TOGETHERNESS-II INDO-BHUTAN ART AND CULTURE EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2016

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8 students from 16-20 years of age from VAST Bhutan are in New Delhi for a cultural and social meet. At the meet, students from both countries will be able to meet their counterparts. Various activities like Heritage Walks, Cultural Programs, Art Workshops etc. is organized for the students, which will give them an opportunity to share their ideas, learn more about their cultures, develop long lasting friendships, overcome prejudices and come to a realization that they are all the same, despite the boundaries that divide their nations. The exchange program is from the 22nd till the 29th of January, 2016.

The Fourth Rice Bank Project

 

 

THE FOURTH RICE BANK

The Rice Bank project initiative is one of the platforms towards positive youth development. It gives our young members, artists and volunteers to exercise their responsibilities as good citizens in the wake of being a greater Bhutanese family who believes that “no one deserves to go hungry.”

We can truly succeed when each and every family in Bhutan has enough rice to eat, and a chance to contribute to society.

With the guidance and blessings of village elders, Tsogpas and gup of Kabji Gewog, Punakha Dzongkhag,VAST-Bhutan, along with the sponsors and volunteers worked very hard to start yet another Rice Bank.

The Fourth Rice Bank

The Gup and Tshogpas of Kabji Gewog, Punakha Dzongkhag have carefully selected 16 families from Zarbisa Chiwog, under Tshogpa Karma, for the 4th Rice Bank in Punakha. The Rice Bank will observe the rules and procedures as agreed upon and signed by the members, committee and VAST Bhutan.

VAST Bhutan would like to thank the following donors/sponsors and volunteers:

  1. Ms. Akiko Udea, Japan…………………………..Donor
  2. Country Walker Adventure, USA………………Donor
  3. Michael A. Franklin, USA…………………………..Donor
  4. Mr. Dorji Gyeltshen, Smile Bhutan………………Donor
  5. Asha Kama and Family, Bhutan……….…………Donor
  6. Pema Tshering, Water Dragon Gallery, Bhutan…Sponsor
  7. Mr. Anand Loza, Keys to Bhutan……………………Sponsor
  8. Mr. Yeshi Tshering, Bhutan Heritage and Birding Tours. ..Sponsor
  9. Mr. Wangdi, Sonam Trekking Services……..………….Sponsor
  10. Mrs. Chimi Zangmo, Dorji Elements………..…………..Sponsor
  11. Tashi Tobgay, Gateway to Bhutan……………………Sponsor
  12. Apa Dorji………………………………………………..Volunteer
  13. Lopen Karma……………………………………………Volunteer
  14. Ap Tsi Dorji……………………………………………..Volunteer
  15. Ap Tandi……………………….………………………..Volunteer
  16. Phurba Thinley Sherpa…………..……………………..Volunteer
  17. Aum Namgay Bidha………………..…………………..Volunteer
  18. Jason Hopper………………..…………………………..Volunteer
  19. Asha Kama……………………..………………………..Volunteer
  20. Kueron…………………………………….……………..Volunteer
  21. Rajesh Gurung…………………………………………..Volunteer
  22. Maiyesh Tamang………………………………………..Volunteer
  23. Zuki Nima………………………………………………..Volunteer
  24. Kuenzang Wangmo………….…………………………..Volunteer
  25. Kinley Wangmo……………………………………..…..Volunteer
  26. Pem Lham………………………………………………..Volunteer
  27. Karan Gurung…………………………………….……..Volunteer
  28. Baghi Raj Gurung…………………………………………Volunteer
  29. Pemba Norbu……………………………………………..Volunteer
  30. Tshering Wangchu……………………………………….Volunteer
  31. Pema Tshering…………………………………….……..Volunteer
  32. Tashi Tobgay……………………………………………..Volunteer
  33. Nyima Selden Om………………………………………..Volunteer
  34. Sangay Dorji…………………………………………..…..Volunteer
  35. Jigme Choden……………………………………………..Volunteer
  36. Deepti Rani Subba………………………………………..Volunteer
  37. Tandin Chofel……………………………………………..Volunteer
  38. Ugen Tshering……………………………………………..Volunteer
  39. Yonten Jamtsho…………………………………………..Volunteer
  40. Sangay Nidup……………………………………………..Volunteer
  41. Ugen Tenzin………………………………………………..Volunteer
  42. Kuenga Lodey……………………………………………..Volunteer
  43. Lobzang Zangpo……………………………………….Volunteer
  44. Sonam Tshering……………………………………………Volunteer
  45. Shacha Rinchen…………………………………………….Volunteer
  46. Pema Yoezer……………………………………………..Volunteer
  47. Pem Lham…………………………………………………..Volunteer
  48. Kunzang Om………………………………………………..Volunteer
  49. Choney Pelzang………………………………………….Volunteer
  50. Sonam Deki Chonzom(Sarwa)…………………………..Volunteer
  51. Karma Sonam (Kakashi)…………………..………………Volunteer
  52. Sonam Deki……………………………………………..Volunteer
  53. Kinga Wangmo…………………………………………..Volunteer

 

 

Kama Wangdi

VAST-Bhutan                                                                           DATE : 15th July 2015