September 15, 2015, Thimphu: Upon successful completion of their diploma course from College of Natural Resources (CNR) and having made through the selection process as per the available slots in the Ministry, 58 fresh passouts joined the RNR family. Preparing them for their jobs, the Ministry conducted a day-long orientation for the graduates today at the NRDCL conference hall.
At the inaugural ceremony of the orientation program, Hon’ble Agriculture and Forest Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, heartily welcomed the graduates to the RNR family while also advising the young graduates to work and contribute towards realization of Ministry’s goals and objectives.
This was followed by different departments and agencies presenting on their vision, mission, plan and policies. It started with the Policy and Planning Division presentation followed by Information and Communication Service. In a similar fashion, all the departments and agencies including the three primary departments of Agriculture, Livestock and Forest and Park Services presented comprehensive talks familiarising the new comers with their mandates, plan and policies in special context to the 11th FYP.
After every presentation, graduates were given the opportunity to put up queries, interact with the speakers and the officials present. This is because, being fresh and new, they are expected to be wanting to know about the Ministry.
Originally, 127 candidates graduated consisting of 44 with diploma in livestock, 37 in Forestry and 46 in Agriculture. However, given the slot availability, the Ministry was able to absorb only 58 candidates which includes 25 diploma holders in Livestock, 24 Forestry diploma holders and 9 Agriculture diploma holders. The Ministry was able to absorb only 45 percent of the total graduates.
Reported by Ugyen Tshering, ICS with Photographs by Choidup Zangpo, ICS
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