Khuruthang Middle Secondary School in Punakha won the first prize inter-dzongkhag quiz on Buddhism amongst school students of Bhutan. The prize distribution ceremony was held on 9 December.
The participants from the winning school will visit Buddhist sites in India. The five-day tour will be sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Sonam Thinley Tshering and Nima Om of Khuruthang MSS will be accompanied by a parent/guardian each.
The Ministry of Tourism including four economy class return tickets, accommodation, boarding, airport pickup and drop, car for sightseeing, and a guide has extended full hospitality.
The runners-up schools were awarded cash prizes. The Royal Academy, Paro was the 1st runners’ begging Nu 30,000, Jigme Sherubling Central School, Trashigang begging Nu 24,000 and Ura Middle Secondary School in Bumthang was the third runners’ up begging Nu 20,000.
Speaking during the prize distribution ceremony, Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said, “The Embassy of India has been privileged to host a nationwide Quiz on Buddhism-often described as the unchanging constant in the age-old relation between India and Bhutan.”
One of the winning participants from Kuruthang Middle Secondary School, Sonam Tshering said that the quiz competition was a good platform to explore and excel. “The quiz competition had increased the horizon of knowledge on Buddhism,” he said.
As a part of India@75 Amrit Mahatsav, the Embassy of India organized an inter-dzongkhag quiz on Buddhism amongst the school students of Bhutan in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Bhutan Broadcasting Service.
The preliminary round of the quiz was held on 16 November and the final round amongst four finalist teams was broadcast live on 1 December in BBS television.