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All government offices and schools in the Kingdom of Bhutan will be closed on 21st May 2016 to observe one of the most sacred days of Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana or Duechen Nga Zom.
Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana or Duechen Nga Zom is observed on the 15th Day of the Fourth Month of Bhutanese calendar which this year falls on 21st May. It was on this day that the Buddha was conceived, born, subdued evil, gained enlightenment and attained Nirvana. It is considered as one of the most auspicious days for Buddhists all over the world.
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There will be an airing of Rabies video program on 22 May 2016 at BBS 1 after 8 pm news.
Everyone is encouraged to watch it.
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May 16, Mongar: Thirty-two farmers from 17 Geogs participated in a day-long quiz competition on the theme “Understanding the Basics of Climate Change” at RDC-Wengkhar.
The program was aimed at creating awareness on the basic but useful information related to climate change (CC) which is now regarded as one of the major environmental problems globally. Therefore, it is important that people at the community level understand its importance and their role in saving the environment.
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May 17, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests’ website retained its title as the Best Website in the Third National Website Competition. The MoAF Website run by MoAF’s Information and Communication Services was ranked First last year too during the second round of competition.
The websites were assessed on categories like usability and reliability, content and aesthetics, security and privacy, electronic and mail services, citizen participation, and features like subscription and email notification among others.
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