Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the launch of Digital State of the World Childre Report 2014 on the occasision of the celebration of 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. More »
16th November 2014: Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay attended (Chief Guest) the Exhibition on Archaeology works undertaken in Bhutan from the year 2006 to 2014 under Bhutan-Swiss Archaeology Project in Thimphu. Lyonchhen and Prof. Dr. Philippe Della Casa awarded certificate to nine participants who have completed their Diploma in Archeology through Continuous Education Program (CEP) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Lyonchhen also launched the Heritage Sites Journal 3 and witnessed the poster presentation/exhibition. More »
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO, SEARO at Gyalyong Tshogkhang today. Lyonchhen reiterated his discussion last week with Dr. Oleg Chestnov of WHO for making Thimphu into a “health city” by building proper cycling lanes, jogging paths and outdoor gyms.
Lyonchhen also requested WHO’s assistance to introduce mobile screening units where people can receive basic check ups for blood pressure and sugar levels ( for example) without having to go to hospitals. With early detection Lyonchhen hopes to reduce the number of people suffering from Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) in Bhutan.
Lyonchhen and Dr. Poonam also discussed – neonatal mortality; Ebola; nutrition for school children, mother, babies; advocacy for salt consumption among other issues.
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met Dr. Oleg Chestnov, Asst. Director General of WHO at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang this afternoon.
Extending a warm welcome to Dr. Chestnov, Lyonchhen conveyed that he was privileged to have his team visit Bhutan and said that it came with a clear indication of commitment WHO has toward Bhutan.
This morning, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by the Former President of Finland, H.E. Mrs. Tarja Kaarina Halonen at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang.
Lyonchhen congratulated Mrs. Halonen for Finland’s notable success in the education sector and for being exemplary in exercising leadership in schooling children. Lyonchhen stressed on bringing about positive reforms in the education system and prioritising on providing quality education for children in Bhutan. Lyonchhen also informed the former president that Bhutan is sincerely committed towards environmental conservation and promoting sustainable development.
The former president expressed her personal happiness on Bhutan’s significant progress in the field of education and and the conscious efforts in preserving its pristine environment.