6 July, 2017, Thimphu: About 200 students of Thimphu Thromdey’s Schools registered to get themselves engaged in agriculture during this summer vacation.
During an open orientation programme conducted today at the Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School, a total of 156 students confirmed their participation in a week long agricultural engagement programme organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests with the Education Ministry.
Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests, appreciated the interest shown by these youths in agriculture that will certainly pave the way for self employment in the RNR sector and contribute towards reaching the national goal of food self-sufficiency of the nation. The programme is aimed to provide opportunities to experience farming to those students who have no avenues, especially to the students whose parents and guardians are working in Thimphu.
This year all the registered students will be engaged in Thimphu valley and Chimipang, Punakha. Such a programme also provides the youths the sense of learning to earn. The School Agriculture Programme aims to expand such programmes to other Dzongkhags in the near future.
– School Agriculture Programme, DoA
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