Samtse College of Education Celebrates 54th Foundation Day
By Sherab Zangmo, BASW III
Samtse College of Education celebrated the 54th foundation day on 29 May 2022.
The celebration commenced with the offering of butter lamps at the College Heritage Center followed by other program at the Namgay Khangzang.
In his welcome address, Dr. Rinchen Dorji, president of the College expressed his heartfelt gratitude to our beloved Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck for having established this college in 1968 as a Teacher Training Institute in the country. The president highlighted the success stories of the College since its journey from 1968 to date. He said, “In the last 54 years of service to the nation in preparing teachers, Samtse College of Education has trained over 8000 teachers, who influence the lives of young minds by transferring knowledge and skills.” He also reminded the future teachers, counsellors, and social workers to be aware of the change and to serve the demand of the current situation.
The guest of honour, Dasho Kezang Choden, Drangpon of Samtse District Court talked about how the learning environment has transformed with technology. Dasho advised students to make efficient use of the resources to enhance knowledge and skills for nation-building. She also praised the College for training the one who can touch the lives of all young Bhutanese and wished the College continued success.
Dechen Wangmo of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work said that the 54th foundation was celebrated uniquely this year. The event was edutainment with a mixture of cultural items and Rigpa Jaysor- a panel discussion on curriculum, pedagogy and the role of teachers in the 21st century. She said, “It is the first time in my life that I have ever attended any program where I was entertained and educated at the same time.”
The celebration ended with the theatrical extravaganza in the evening and it was coordinated by the literary club.