The cultural competition which was scheduled through the year amongst the eight collaborative groups (CG) ended on the eve’ of October 17th 2012 with the Gyeltshen CG presenting their show on the Paro College courtyard.
The cultural extravaganza which lasted for two semesters is an important part of the annual College activities. It aims to promote and understand our indigenous practices of cultural representation in the form of songs, dances and other artistic skills. It is also to preserve our unique culture and develop social skills, spiritual understanding, collaboration skills and creative skills.
The eight items for competition were rigsar (a music genre, the dominant type of popular music), boedra (folk songs and dances which was supposed to be performed by courtiers called Boe Garp during the time of Zhabdrung), zhungdra ( an entirely widespread Bhutanese style associated with the folk music from the heart of the Ngalop culture), lhotsham dance, drama, and a special/creative item.
More than 200 student teachers and lecturers came to witness the last show. The Dean of Research and Industrial Linkage, Mr. Rincjen Dorji, Dean of Academic Affairs, Mr. Som Gurung, Officiating Dean of Student Affairs, and Mr. Ngawang Phuntsho were among the supportive audience.
The program came to an end with a Tashi labay (concluding dance) by lecturers, students and other staff.