Friday, October 26, 2012


More than 2500 devotees comprising Paro College faculties and students, Khangku Middle Secondary School students and teachers, and residents of Paro received Tshewang (blessing for long life) on October, 25th 2012, at Paro College ground from His Eminence Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche.
The devotees also received an oral transmission of various mantras, beginning from taking refuge (Chapdro), Baza Guru (Padmasambhava), six syllables (Mani) and other more.
“The blessing for life long (Tshewang) was an extraordinary, because it was directly received by Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo from Guru Rinpoche” said culture secretary Mr. Jigme Tandin Peljor. He added “the benefits was equivalent to that of blessing received from Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo or Ugyen Guru Rinpoche”   
Many people with a smile on their face came to receive blessing and to have a glimpse of Rinpoche. One of them was an old woman from Khangkhu vicinity, who after hearing about Rinpochee’s visits to the College she decided come for the blessing.   

Tshering Wangchuk, a fourth year student said “It was really a joyous occasion for us to have His Holiness in our College and blessed hundreds of devotees”.  

“I made a sincere prayer for the benefit of all sentient beings, who had been our parents once” He supplemented.
Another student from first year said “The day was golden opportunities to meet with a Rinpochee and received important blessing from His Holiness”
The program was conducted by the management of Paro College of Education with the initiatives from culture committee.The similar kind of blessing ritual would be carried out in the coming years.

Annual College Marathon

On October 21st 2012 more than 300 student teachers from Paro College of Education took part in an annual College Marathon.
The marathon was organized in three different categories single, groups and mixed. There were 105 boys and 88 girls who took part in single category, 40 mixed category (boys and girls), 56 boys and 48 girls in the group category.
The event was graced by Dean of Research and Industrial linkage, Dean of Academic Affairs, offtg. Dean of student affairs, faculty members and members of College Sports Committee.  
Sonam Dhendup, one of the final year participants said, “It was really challenging to complete the race without practice, however, it was enjoyable and fun racing with the friends”
Dawa Eden, a second year student, said, “Winning in the mixed race is determined by the pace women can keep with the men. It was not easy keeping same speed with men.”  
The modern Marathon commemorates the run of the soldier, Pheidippides, from a battlefield at the site of the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C., bringing news of a Greek victory over the Persians. Legend has it that Pheidippides delivered the momentous message "Niki!" ("Victory"), then collapsed and died, thereby setting a precedent for dramatic conclusions to the marathon.
The events came to an end successfully with necessary assistance from the Royal Bhutan Police and the General Hospital of Paro.