Media club members of Paro College of Education observed the 5th International Democracy day on the 15th of September, 2012 at the Learning Centre.
The significance of the day was marked with the screening of a short documentary film entitled “Councilors Election", which reflected the councillor’s election process. It was filmed by Mr. Tashi Penjor, one of the club members. The film was screened to more than 300 student teachers including the Director and lecturers of Paro College of Education.
After lunch more than 30 media club members gathered in the learning centre and brainstormed on the concept of democracy. They discussed their understanding of democracy through words, images, and poems. Each group presented their ideas and explained what democracy was for them. Afterward, they developed group definitions of democracy and then compared them.
The media club was formed after the recommendation of the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) early this year. It works collaboratively with the literary committee of the College.