Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Published May 10, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

How does your e-mail contriute to carbon fooprints ?

 Just like me before reading articles, watching videos, & have a contemplation on this topic for weeks, emails contributing to global warming would be an illogical statement. It took me a fair amount of time to have a basic understanding of this topic. By writing this post, I do not intend to boast about what I have understood but I intend to advocate this as one of the global concerns. Before doing so, how many mail accounts do you hold  (can be Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, & so)? How many emails do you send or receive in a day? Out of the total emails you receive in a week, what percent of it is important, & what percent are SPAM mails? 

The emergence of the electronic mail system has greatly made our lives easy just like any other technology. It has also reduced the usage of papers which would otherwise require cutting down trees on large scale to produce papers. But is using the electronic mail system a hundred percent eco-friendly? Many of us have never thought of what it takes to compose, send, receive, read, & store emails on the servers. 

Composing, sending, receiving, & storing mail uses energy (precisely electrical energy). I am not mentioning what amount of energy because this is beyond my knowledge. I recommend my readers to refer to other articles, & watch videos for a deeper understanding of the same. The only thing we can say for sure is that the number of users in the electronic mail system is huge across the globe. No need of doing complicated maths but it can be concluded that the total energy consumption due to activities related to the electronic mail system will be definitely very high. The consumption of electrical energy means the creation of a carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by any activity. This is my basic understanding of the relation between email, & carbon footprints. While it is time to adapt to the new technologies, what are the things that we can do to minimize the possible disadvantages? 


I would suggest following healthy habits of using the e-mail system

1. Compose emails to the point than writing lengthy ones 

2. Make a habit of checking, & deleting spam mail 

3. If you are done with the follow-ups pertaining to a mail that you received, delete it.

4.  Avoid writing short emails like, 'Received the mail", 'Thanks for the mail', & so.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Published May 03, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Week II Reflection

After we were assigned to write our backstories, it made me reflect on my strengths, weaknesses, & aspirations. To enhance my well-being ( emotional, physical, & social), I have set certain goals in each domain. This activity has indeed allowed me to be conscious of the things that would help to ultimately develop myself into a person of substance. 

During the second session, I was privileged, & fortunate to share my blogging journey with the mentor & other mentees while I presented the common blog that I created for our team. I felt motivated to be an active learner in blogging by many encouraging remarks from the mentor, & other mentees. 

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Published April 30, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Induction session for National Executive Members : G17 UAC Bhutan

The induction session for the National Executive Members, G17 UAC Bhutan, shall be remembered as another remarkable event of my life. The introduction to 'The Roads to Rights' was an extraordinary story of an eight-year boy thinking about bringing changes in the community. Meeting, & getting to know other National Executive Members was exciting. Above all, listening to the founder, Mr. Ashan Perera's speech was the most amazing moment. 

Virtual, yet it was a well-organized session coordinated by Ms.Yeshi, vice-chairperson G17 UAC Bhutan, bringing alike minded individuals together, striving to actualize the global goals, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 





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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Published April 27, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Week I Reflection

The session sowed a lot of curiosity in me. Although it was just an introductory session about the mentor-mentee program which was born from the Bhutan Baccalaureate curriculum (His Majesty's concept of the education system), it has made me think about the following points as a future educator. 

  •  The Role Shift: Just by going through the guidelines of the program, & with some knowledge of the Bhutan Baccalaureate, in the future, the typical notion of 'a teacher knows everything' would come to end. An Educator would become the facilitator, & a learner with other learners. That implies that a student can also be a teacher to peers, & possibly to the teachers as well. 
  • The Openness of Curriculum: Writing backstories, understanding selves, & writing roadmaps is the indication of finding our innate potential. If the same is to be practiced in the schools, the curriculum should not restrict various learners from discovering their potential. Thus, the curriculum must be open, & flexible. 
  • Replace Theoretical Lectures with Practical  Skill Developments: After discovering the potential, hands-on skill-developing programs would follow, & make competent learners. 

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Published April 18, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 3 comments

The joy of getting a free meal

I am surrounded by loving people that many people could just dream of. A meal becomes more enjoyable when we have it with the loved ones. It tastes even better when they pay for it. Lol 😆

Thanks, Dorji. 

Leave a comment, if you want to sponsor the next meal 





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Published April 18, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

This signboard should be removed or changed

I am sorry if I sound unappreciative, but I think this signboard should be removed or changed. I was wondering, what if an illiterate group of pilgrims happens to pass by? Won't this be mistaken for drubchu (holy-water)? This is a possibility that can not be denied as the entire population of our country is not literate. 😬

Found this on the way to Taktshang.

*small things matter*



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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Published April 12, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Book Drive : Samtse College of Education

Book Drive is one of my initiatives in Samtse College of Education launched on 4th October 2021 with an objective to promote and encourage reading in students and staff through sharing of books and making reading resources more accessible to reading enthusiasts. The initiative was able to launch successfully with generous support from the president of the college (Dr.Rinchen Dorji) who is also an advisor of DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) programme, JK furniture house, DEAR programme members, college librarians, and everyone in the college. The  Book Drive happens in the following two modes: 

Mode 1: Staff and students who own personal books for reading deposit their books at the College Library for a Semester as part of sharing the resources to enable other interested readers to read these books. The College Library maintains the record and returns the books to the owner at the end of the Semester.

Mode 2: Staff and students DONATE their personal books for good as a contribution in expanding the reading resources in the College Library.

12/04/2022 (PC: Lhakpa Tshering)


Picture during the launch (from left): President of Samtse College of Education (Dr. Rinchen Dorji), myself (Nidup Jamtsho), & the proprietor of JK furniture ( Mr. Kezang Jigme)
Picture during the launch: DEAR programme members, & other people who came for the launch 

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Published April 08, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Brief Profile of Rigzin Research & Consultancy Services

I would like to share a brief profile of Rigzin Consultancy, for your information. 

 

Objectives:

Realizing the government’s noble vision of recruiting multi-skilled and competent civil servants through the conduct of competitive exams by the RCSC; we initiated the first BCSE (RCSE) coaching program in the country in 2011, to participate as a humble contributor in the national Human Resource Development. 

 

Our Professional Team of Tutors:

Consist of university graduates who have exhibited scholarly achievements in their undergraduate degree and their subsequent engagement with the BCSE course program organized by our coaching center has positioned themselves as overall national toppers, super-achievers, and record setters in the various BCSE category;

As a token of their successes, they have voluntarily joined our coaching center as professionalized tutors to sustain the ever-growing reputation of our consultancy and to translate the similar results of meritocracy to the upcoming graduates;

Our team of experts is secured with a high level of enthusiasm, competency, dynamism, dedication, and academic perspectives, with experiences ranging from five to sixteen years. 

 

Our Course Books and Materials

Course Books and Materials are developed through exhaustive research by respective subject specialists considering the pattern of questions asked in past BCSE, consistently updated annually, and incorporate feedback as suggested by BCSE super-achievers and tutors;

The outreach of our course books and materials is extensive as it is referred by most BCSE aspirants, including non-course takers passed from senior to junior graduates or from elder to younger siblings. The reachability to maximum graduates portrays its usefulness and benefits. 

In the interest of our course takers, we print limited copies of updated course books (just sufficient) to be issued free of cost to our course takers only as supplementary resources to guide their missed topics during the classroom-based sessions.  

 

Our Commitments

We undertake the BCSE coaching program with the greatest commitment by paying special attention to graduates facing difficulty in either of the four components of P.E. (for instance, we concentrate on graduates requiring special needs in Math, Dzongkha, or English component owing to the non-inclusivity of the said subjects during the undergraduate program). We also emphasize those fast learners to enhance their intellectual abilities further. The close observations, extended hours of teaching, and one-on-one sessions are the preferred mode of sessional delivery that makes our coaching program, distinctively unique and assistive. 

To equip our course takers with adequate practical skills, we organize time-observed and RCSC rules bounded ‘Mock Preliminary Examination’ through the application of the OMR Sheet, a session on procedural conduct, and follow-up feedback for need-based improvements. 

These facilities are provided without any additional fee. 

 

Our achievements (2011 to 2020)

With the joint efforts of tutors, management, and graduates; the course takers of the center have secured commendable results in three consecutive years (2018-2020) as under:

2020: Whole Bhutan Toppers (08) and Other Category Toppers (26). Total (34);

2019: Whole Bhutan Toppers (07) and Other Category Toppers (28). Total (35);

2018: Whole Bhutan Toppers (10) and Other Category Toppers (36). Total (46);

 

The records from 2012- to 2020 reveal the following achievements:

National Overall Toppers: 9 (2012- 2020);

Qualified to RIM (PGDPA, PGFM, and PGDNL): 40-50% annually; 

Qualified B.Ed. Graduates (2016-2020): 85-95% annually;

Qualified to PCE and SCE (PGDE): 75-85% annually. 

Qualifier for Technical Category: 50-60% annually. 

Total Graduates (2012-2020) passed from this center: over 11,000;

Managing Team 

To ensure smooth and efficient operation of daily coaching sessions, we have a proactive management team, that is customer-friendly with experience in responding to changing dynamics of the situation and in preparing customized/flexible teaching-learning schedules through systemic coordination between the subject tutors and group coordinators. 

In addition, the management team has undergone “COVID-19 Safety and Health Protocol Training” in 2020 (organized by MoH and MoLHR) which enabled them to organize a coaching program following COVD-19 protocols and guidance. The classrooms are equipped with sanitizers and thermometers so that COVID-19 requirements and social distancing mandates have been fully adhered to. The welfare and safety of our course takers are our utmost priority.

The core team members of the management team hold a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Philosophy with experiences in serving various capacities as consultants, resource persons, curriculum developers, researchers, and lecturers for nine years and have produced proficient research books and papers. 

 

To assure the quality surveillance of day-to-day programming during Coaching Session; I, as the overall Program Director, would be constantly monitoring and supervising by spearheading consultative meetings and feedback sessions with the tutors and the graduates.  

 

Mr. Rinzin Dorji, 

Founding Director.




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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Published April 06, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 1 comment

A trip to Taktshang (tiger lair)

This was the most awaited & exalted trip to Taktshang (tiger lair) with friends. Writing the entire history or legend of Taktshang by an ordinary person like me would just lead to distortion of the precious story. I have read through a few articles online, & listened to the verbal narrations. 



Of the slightest deviations in the legend shared on different papers, & narrated by different persons, a source says that the name Taktshang (tiger lair) was derived after the incident of Guru Rinpochoe in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo (riding on a tigress) flew from Singye Dzong to the cliff where Taktshang is situated now. 



As a first-time visitor, I found myself admiring, & appreciating the extraordinary architecture glued on the endless cliff. The blessings were more than wished to have gotten a chance to pray in front of the Guru Suungjoen statue, & many other sacred sites for the well-being of the sentient beings.



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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Published March 19, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Self Motivation : Farmer Sangay

 'Pyscho' was how he was called by his mates in the college, & now, he is an inspiration to many. He believed & motivated himself when no one did. Writing a mail & replying to himself sounds crazy but there's nothing more than self-motivation while chasing a dream. After all, one does not need approval from other people to chase a dream. 

Keep inspiring, Farmer Sangay ❤

Video Courtesy: Audio extracted from his live video & photo from his Facebook page. 

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Published March 14, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Happy Pi Day!

As a person majoring in mathematics, I value the mathematical constant, Pi (π). It is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it,s diameter. March 14, the 14th day of the third month of a year is celebrated as pi day across the world. It's Pi Day because the date resembles the approximate value 3.14. Another reason to mark the day has added to millions of people as it is also a founding day of the Pi cryptocurrency. Today, we will be celebrating the third anniversary of the Pi Network. 

To all the mathematics enthusiasts & millions of Pi Network member friends, HAPPY PI DAY!



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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Published March 08, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

If an expectation is taken as pure certaintity

No, I am not trying to be a philosopher. It's just that I decided to keep typing whatever idea that popup in my mind, but now I am stuck. From where do I start? Maybe I should give the title of my blog only after I stop writing and decide to publish it.

                  Do not judge me if I am biased on what I say, and I am not expecting anyone to believe whatever I say. Okay, the word 'expecting' triggered me to write my view on expecting less in life. Not just you, not just me either, but almost everyone keeps on expecting loads as we keep living. I chose to say, almost everyone, indicating my consideration for a few exceptional humans. Our expectations are limitless, and it begins as we open our eyes in the morning from our sleep.

                   I do not see a necessity in listing down all the possible expectations we make. Take a few moments to reflect on what you have expected in the past ten minutes. Getting a beautiful birthday wish from your closest person? Your crush to agree for a date over a candle-light dinner? Expected your boss to promote you for your outstanding performance in the past few days? Whatsoever, and the list continues. Let us have a common understanding that all expectations are in the fantasy world of the mind. Our mind is crazy, isn't it? Expectations gradually get knitted in our minds as certainties. Nothing can be said for certain from someone if it is not you. 


                         Many say, expectations hurt and that's true. I won't say you not to expect anything in life. It is very normal to expect but do not take any expectation as pure certainty. Meaning, expect the unexpected and not to expect the expected. Maybe I should stop this bluffing here. I am skeptical of what meaning I have conveyed. I know my words would have made no sense to some but I am taking leave by giving the title of this blogpost, 'if an expectation is taken as pure certainty'. 



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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Published February 20, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR MAJESTY

མི་དབང་རྒྱལ་པོ་མཆོག་ འབྲུག་མི་ཡོངས་ཀྱི་ ཕྱིའི་ལྕགས་རི་དང་ ནང་གི་ནོར་བུ་ཨིན། མི་དབང་མཆོག་གི་འཁྲུངས་སྐར་དུས་ཆེན་ལུ་ བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ་དོ་ལགས།
His Majesty the  King is the rampart and the precious jewel to all the Bhutanese people. Wishing the happiest birthday to His Majesty, on this very auspicious day. 💛💛💛



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Monday, February 14, 2022

Published February 14, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 4 comments

HAPPY 11th DE-SUUNG RAISING DAY

Eleven years ago, a project by the name of De-Suung was born from the heart of the selfless leader,  His Majesty the King. Today is the day to extend our gratitude to our supreme commander and remind who are De-Suups. De-Suug is considered the highest form of voluntary action in Bhutan. In orange uniform, we are the De-Suup Nyamros. We are the 'Guardians of Peace', coming from all walks of life. 

On this very important day, let us all remember the common commitment of serving the Tsa-Wa-Sum (King, Country, and People) and our guiding values. 

Happy Eleventh Raising Day to all the De-Suup Nyamros! 

THANK YOU, YOUR MAJESTY!



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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Published February 05, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 1 comment

Officially a De-Suup: The End of Beginning

Along with all the Nyamros (friends) who underwent the 48th Batch of De-Suung training, I take a breath of satisfaction and success. We are officially the members of 'Guardian of Peace' coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Royal Highness, Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck. Congratulations to all the Nyamros trained in various training centers. With the orange uniform, we have shared commitments in the service of His Majesty the King. So, this is the end of the beginning. 

Picture: A moment after the Passing Out Parade, Wing VIII (Samtse College of Education) 


Picture: Wing VIII De-Suups with the training team led by Commander Col Namgay Gyamtsho, DK (Samtse College of Education). Photo session after the PoP (Passing Out Parade), 5th February 22. 

I will always cherish the training period and the privilege I had of being the parade commander (De-Suung Captain). I shall strive towards maintaining the sanctity of the uniform, as advised by the King. 

Picture: Wing Commander awarding the certificate of completion 

My sincere gratitude to His Majesty the King for this opportunity. Thank you, Wing VIII Commander, Training Officer, Adjutant, and the Administration team for outstanding management of all the activities. Our gratitude to the president, Samtse College of Education for the effort in making the training happen in the college. Instructors, Cooks, Friends, and all related individuals for making the training end well. 


Palden Drukpa! 

Gyal Loh!!


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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Published January 02, 2022 by Nidup Jamtsho with 1 comment

Welcoming the new year 2022 with the roomies.

 The three of have been living under the same ceiling for three years in the college (Samtse College of Education). We just have a semester more to mature and create memories together. 

For the first time in three years, we got to be together on the first day of the new year (1/1/22) while we wait for the De-Suung training. Otherwise, we would have gone home for the winter vacation. As we welcome the new year and mark Nyilo, we made our day out to hoist wind horse prayer flags (Luung Dhar). 

To the world, we wish for happiness, peace, freedom, and all the positivity for the new year. Happy New Year 2022.


Photos



 

Lhakpa Tshering in the front, Sonam Dendup in the middle, and myself (Nidup Jamtsho) at the back. Shaved heads for the De-Suung training 

Lhakpa tying the two end of the Luung Dhar

Sonam tying the end of the Luung Dhar 

Lhakpa in action 

Nidup unpacking the prayer flags 
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