• 13 November, 2014- National Holiday on Lhabab Duechen


    Thursday, 13 November 2014 is a National Holiday in Bhutan to observe this very holy day- Lhabab Duechen or the Descending Day of Lord Buddha. Lhabab Duechen. is celebrated on the 22nd day of the 9th Lunar month of the Bhutanese calendar. The day is celebrated to mark the Anniversary of Lord Buddha’s descent from the realm of Heaven to Earth on this day.

    History says that Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and His mother expired after 7 days. Therefore 6 years after attaining enlightenment at the age of 41, He ascended to Tushita heaven (the Realm of the Divas), which is still part of Samsara (the cycle of birth, death and rebirth) on the 15th day of the 6th month of the Lunar calender to preach to his mother. He went there to teach his mother so she could break free from Samsara because he wanted to repay her kindness towards him.

    Continue reading  Post ID 3354

    2,313 total views, no views today

  • Global Rice Science Scholarships

    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in collaboration with Africa Rice Center, the International Center for Agriculture in the Tropics, the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development, and the Research Institute for Development has recently launched the Global Rice Science Scholarships.

    Additional information may be downloaded from www.training.irri.org. Inquiries and clarifications may be sent to Ms. Anily D. Maningas at grispscholarships@irri.org

    Continue reading  Post ID 3354

    1,985 total views, no views today

  • Workshop on Managing Citrus Biosecurity and Citrus Nursery Practices

    Managing Citrus Biosecurity – Workshop in progress at NPPC, Simtokha
    Managing Citrus Biosecurity – Workshop in progress at NPPC, Simtokha

    The National Citrus Program, Horticulture Division, Department of Agriculture, organized a workshop on Managing Citrus Biosecurity and Citrus Nursery Practices at the Research and Development Centres, Bajo (Wangdue) and Bhur (Sarpang) between 31 October and 6 November 2014. The workshops were put together as part of the ongoing ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) funded Citrus Project “Adapting Integrated Crop Management Technologies to Commercial Citrus Enterprises in Bhutan and Australia”. A similar workshop was also organized in Thimphu at the National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), Simtokha.

    Continue reading  Post ID 3354

    1,703 total views, no views today

  • Quotation for Airfare

    National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang would like to request the ticketing agents to submit your Airfare quotation rates for the shortest route as per the terms and conditions listed under:

    Terms and Conditions:

    1. Your quotation is to be submitted in a sealed envelope (official seal) which should be marked “Quotation for Airfare” with appropriate name of the signatory bearing office seal on company letter head.
    2. The quotation should be submitted on or before 14th November, 2014 at 1.00PM and will be opened on same date at 2.00PM.
    3. Your quotation should be addressed to Program Director, National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang.
    4. The bids will be evaluated on the types of aircrafts quoted, timing of flight, route of the travel and on top of the rates quoted.
    5. The ticket issuance time should be 5days from the opening of quotation.

    Continue reading  Post ID 3354

    1,209 total views, no views today