From biodegradable bags to crafting fashion from waste, students from eight schools in Thimphu showcased their innovation in the two-day ‘We Innovation’ exhibition at the clock tower that concluded yesterday.
Among many innovative ideas, a few included the remote control car and an equipment to regulate soil temperature and boost agriculture yield.
The theme of the event, “Think big and achieve big”, aimed to make youth understand and think to transform lives. The organizer, Woezer Events believes in building youth confidence and helping them push boundaries.
The initiative also helped explore ideas that are enterprising and socially beneficial.
Applauding the timely conduct of the exhibition, Officiating Secretary of information and communications ministry, Pemba Wangchuk read out a message from the MoIC minister, Karma DonnenWangdi. “If a person decides to achieve something and dedicates himself to a task wholeheartedly then he can achieve anything he ever dreams of. To achieve big and greater things in life, thinking big, thinking differently and thinking innovatively is very important,” said Pemba Wangchuk.
He also said that the government assured and committed support in the best possible ways to enhance education in the country.
“Your greatest glory is not in never falling but rising every time you fall. Keep working and keep believing in yourself. And have faith in yourself, the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” he said.
Prizes were awarded to the best innovative ideas. The initiative was part of Woezer Events’ Corporate Social Responsibility.
The schools that took part in the event included Babesa Higher Secondary School (HSS), Dechencholing HSS, Druk School, Kelki HSS, Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School, Decheling MSS, Motithang HSS, and Yangchenphu HSS.
Thukten Zangpo from Thimphu