Thimphu: The School Agriculture Programme (SAP) organized an award ceremony for SAP annual literary winners of Thim Throm schools on 27 November.
The Programme Coordinator, Mr. BB Rai informed the gathering of students, teachers and officials on the status of the annual awards. He said that the national award was awarded during the World Food Day which was held at Sakteng, Trashigang on October 16. The certificates and cash prizes for the winners were sent through the post; however for the schools in Thim Throm, the awards are being given in person. The Thim Throm schools have bagged 25% of total SAP literary awards for the current academic year. The winning students were from Dechencholing HSS, Mothithang HSS, Loseling MSS, Jigme Namgyel LSS and Taba PS.
At the ceremony, Ms. Kinlay Tshering, the Director of the Department of Agriculture congratulated the award recipients from Thim Throm. She highlighted that such competition is aimed to provide young brains a forum to express their views and aspiration for agriculture through essays and posters that can be very useful for the policy and guidelines amendments. Reinforcing, the objectives of having agriculture programme jointly implemented with the Ministry of Education; she stressed that urban schools need more focus on farming to understand the source of food.
– Department of Agriculture
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