Samten Tenzin Drolma wins Indian Embassy’s Videobyte competition

A videobyte from Samten Tenzin Drolma of Mothithang HSS wins the first prize in the competition organized by the Indian Embassy in commemoration of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations.
She is flanked by the President of Royal Thimphu College Tshewang Tandin and India Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj at the prize award ceremony held on 7 August

Sonam Penjor

As part of the ongoing India@75 Special Week in Bhutan, the Embassy of India invited youths to speak on the theme: ‘What India means to me?”.

A Class 12 student, Samten Tenzin Drolma from Motithang Higher Secondary School won the first prize in the competition.

In her videos, she highlights India as her best friend, not just any common friend but literally her best friend. “It’s like the title ‘best friend perfectly fits her or its just made for her.”

“India is like My Best Friend- who is there with you during your ups and downs,” Samten Tenzin Dolma said.

The videos also highlights that “She does everything a best friend does like being there in your ups and downs, helping you out even when she is not in the situation to help you out.”

Samten said that there are so many things India has done for her but the most recent things that comes to her mind is of India helping our country during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the chief Guest at the India@75 Special Programme, the President of Royal Thimphu College, Tshewang Tandin, distributed prizes and certificates along with India Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj .

Though, the India themselves has shortages of Covid-19 vaccines, the videos highlighted that India being a friend of Bhutan, India has sacrifices and donated the vaccines to Bhutan.

“Bhutan being a small country, we won’t be able to produce vaccines in our country, so they donate their vaccines which aren’t even sufficient for their people.”

This Special Programme was a part of the India@75 Special Week of Amrit Mahotsav celebration in Bhutan spanning activists hosted by the Embassy of India from 209 August 2021 .

The second prize was bagged by Neelam Phuyel, student of Changangkha Middle Secondary School and third prize was bagged by Karma Tenzin, student of Gedu College of Business Studies. Cash prizes of Nu 20, 000, 15, 000 and 10, 000 were awarded respectively.

A number of participants from Bhutan who took part in the online course on Gandhian Philosophy by Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna also received their certificates of appreciation from the Indian Embassy.