Thursday, December 4, 2014

Journey of my life – JNP

Since after I joint into teaching at Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic, the place becomes the center of learning and living for me. Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic, as the name indicates, it has connection to the history before monarchy and today as our great kings continues to support the development of the institute, it becomes the center of hopes for the nation and the citizens. It was great privilege and an opportunity for me to serve the one and only polytechnic institute in the country. I was determined to dedicate my life in serving the institute in whatever little ways I can to make a difference. 
 Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic, formally known as Royal Bhutan Polytechnic was started in the year 1974 and was the first technical institute in the country offering diploma programme in engineering.  It was located 18 kilometers away from Samdrup Jongkhar, second gateway to Bhutan from Assam in India and shopping destination for the people of east. Today we have 741 students, 25% girls and 45 teaching staff supported by 56 non-teaching staff all working towards making Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic the Centre of Excellence. The various courses offer by the institute are Diploma in Civil Engineering, Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Electronic and Communication Engineering, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Computer Hardware and Networking and Diploma in Surveying. I was very fortunate enough to get to work as an assistant lecturer under Diploma in Civil Engineering and Surveying.  By the next academic year, BE in Power Engineering and Diploma in Procurement and Material Management will be offered. 
JNP Staff with Honourable Tshogpen
 We have very farsighted visionary leaders; director supported by deans, managing the institute for excellence in its function. Professional upgrade of the teachers, academic excellence and good behavior among students and infrastructure developments of the institute were the top priority as a mission to fulfill.

I found that the senior faculties were very supportive in any kinds of help that we need as a new faculty. They are friendly in nature and doesn’t behave to create any gap between us. Some of them said, once we join Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic, we will never feel like to go away. This is what truly happening to me today. I was made to play almost all the games facilities available. Starting from lawn tennis which I have seen only in television and youtube, table tennis, badminton, basketball, volley ball and football which I think is never meant for me before. During my four years of stay at CST, I have never touch those games accept football for two or three times and now within four months of times at JNP, I have developed so much enthusiasm to play all the games and I am very happy for the changed. Thanks to all the senior faculties for your encouragement and supports. 
JNP staff football team lead by our director
Another reason for me to like about JNP is my friends. They are like my family and we eat, drinks, laugh, sing a song and sleep in a single house. Thanks for your wonderful company. I had a friend who cooks well like a mother and support like a brother. There are sometimes things to hurt but never take it serious. Cooking early in the morning, packing lunch for the office are some wonderful things we have done, though as a bachelor everyone expect us without breakfast every day in the office. Thank you once again Vasker and Indira.
With my friends
 The residential where I live is known as Thangzor, derived from the hilly and plain in nature of the place where all sports facilities are available. Thangzorpas are well known for the coorporation they give to each other in times of help and kind of togetherness they had for enjoyment so called family gathering. I am very happy to be part of Thangzorpa and I really did enjoy your welcome dinner when we first join as Thangzorpa. There are lots of unique things that families of Dewathang do in terms of social gathering and I really did liked the tradition of Sharchoppas arra being the first in discussion to proceed for any gathering. Thank you all Thangzorpas and I am very fortunate to be part of you all. Hoping for the great days ahead.
Thangzorpas gathering
 After getting job, I got huge responsibility to carry on. Firstly my family who has been eagerly waiting and hoping with great expectation from me. They want me to help them here after and I thinking that I am doing it without fail. As a lecturer in the institute, I have the responsibility to take care of my students and I have given my heart for it. So far of my stay here, I had a great time taking responsibilities. The response of the students had really encourage me to continue with the job and I am really determine to do so.
Thank you my parents, teachers, friends and almighty god for the good health and the good things that I am able to do for it fulfills my dreams and I am hoping and praying for my dreams to keep fulfilling.

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