Trainees of Senior Executive Leadership program (SELP) of Royal Institute for Governance at Strategic Studies (RIGSS) at SJI
In pursuit of right understanding and right action, SJI team is in India from October 18 to November 6, 2016, visiting Navdanya and its farmers and participating in the “Universal Human Values” workshop at Kanpur.
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The 7 day mindfulness camp, held at Chokyi Gyatso Institute Dewathang ended on 26th December, 2016. Its content included meditation, mindful offering of butter lamps, selection of local agriculture produced, waste minimization, cooking, eating & walking, karma yoga (work as practice) & sharing of experiences. SJI as mindful choices, universal human values as a skilful means (by Director, JNEC) & contemplative education (by Dr. Yang Gyeltshen, LME lead teacher) as being integral to mindful teaching-learning were also presented at the camp. Post camp school activities & experiences were shared by the participants of the 2nd camp. The participants proposed about 25 activities, which could possibly be implemented in schools. A platform for continued dialogue among participants, participants-SJI-CGI, etc. has been created.
The camp was resourced by Yangsid Drubgyud Tenzin Norbu. There were 43 camp attendees: 22 teachers, 9 lopens from CGI, 3 civil servants, 3 youth from Menchari village (GNH model village) & 6 from SJI. The camp is integral to SJI’s education program (LME) conducted annually, primarily targeted for educators. 3 camps have been conducted till date with over 100 attendees.
The 3rd mindfulness camp begins from December 19-26, 2016. About 49 participants are expected. 3 young members of Menchari village along with the SJI youth coordinator & project manager will participate in a week long universal human values workshop at Gaeddu College of Business studies (organized by the Royal education Council).
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- Name of the members, -November, 2016
- Bank statement from BOB,- November, 2016
- Bank statement from BNB,-November, 2016
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Tashi Delek to the LMS board and the SJI team, of the past and the present, to be honoured with the National Order of Merit (Gold). Tashi Delek to the other 22 CSOs, who also received the honour. Such recognition at the highest level is not only a source of great inspiration and pride but spontaneously invokes in us a deep sense of sacred duty and responsibilities towards building a mindful society for a stronger nation.
SJI is hopeful that the recognition will foster mutual trust and confidence between the government, national and local and the CSOs and consciously collaborate for the larger good of serving the people and the country and through that our Kings.
On December 18, 2016, SJI interacted with the 2nd batch of elected local leaders from the 6 eastern dzongkhags (26 gups) at Menchari village. There was not a single women leader in the group. The engagement with the 1st group of elected leaders from 7 dzongkhags was on December 4, 2016.
SJI organized a week’s workshop (December 10-16, 2016) on “Project Cycle Management” for its staff and its partner organizations (only one agency participated). It was resourced by Dr. Akiko Ueda from Nagoya University. She has conducted research works in Bhutan and worked in UNDP Bhutan office. She is a visiting lecturer at CNR, Lobesa.