UA Joins Mountain Echoes Program
What exercise is to the body, reading is to the mind. With same objective, the Mountain Echoes program held at Tarayana center, Thimphu on 20th of August, 2015 was organized to commemorate the Reading Year along with the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty, the Fourth Druk Gyelpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuk. The Sixth session of Mountain Echoes is very important, especially for Bhutan as we are celebrating the National Reading Year. The programme consisted of national and international writers such as Lucy Hawking, the daughter of Stephen Hawking, writer of George series.Students from different schools interacted with the international writers as well as the Bhutanese writers Rinzin Rinzin, Pema Gyeltshen and Chador Wangmo.
We were welcomed at the Tarayana center with a welcome dance by the Royal Academy of Performing Arts. The first session called Cosmic Treasure Hunt was with Lucy Hawking and Paro Anand introduced by reading expert Amita Sathe Bambawale and followed by series of presentations.
The journey then took us to VAST gallery where there was an Art Exhibition by Bhutanese women called "Her Expression" II. The Art Exhibition compromised some of the paintings from the private collection of Azhi Sonam Dechen Wangchuk.
With that our programme ended but it instilled within us an understanding of how important reading is. The programme was a very wonderful experience and also a fruitful one.
Gaki Lhamo XI/Sci