The College now has a convenience store and a hair-cutting salon in the campus. These facilities were opened in a small “Tendrel” ceremony in presence of the college management, staff, faculty members and student representatives on 10th October, 2020.
These facilities were established to ease some of the difficulties faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic protocols put in place for all staff and students residing in the self-contained campus. Mr. Karma Gayphel, Dean of Student Affairs shared, “the main motive of opening these facilities is to provide accessibility to all staff and students to basic needs within the campus as the movement outside the campus is restricted to contain the possible chance COVID-19 pandemic transmission in the campus”.
The College Management will ensure that that all items are sold at the Market Rate Price (MRP) and it will be monitored on a regular basis. Karma Tshering, B.Ed IVth year English & History student said, it is a wonderful initiative by the College as they can now purchase their basic necessities. Another student, also from the same class and year, Mr. Sonam Gyeltshen said, it is a wonderful solution for everyone in the campus to minimize the risk from pandemic.
The convenience store is contracted to a license holder for its operation and the saloon is solely operated by the students. The proceeds from the operation of the hair-cutting salon shall be used to improve and expand the quality of rage of services provided and certain percentage of the proceeds will go to the students’ welfare account.