Strengthening old ties to break new ground
Through this, the club members plan to gather different species of endemic plants to promote plant genetic diversity. The facility will also benefit Life Science and Environmental Science students in the college.
The event was graced by Dasho Paljor Jigme Dorji, the Special Advisor to National Environment Commission (NEC) and Netra Binod Sharma, the WWF Co-Manager of Wangchuck Centennial Park in Bumthang. The event was attended over 300 students and 50 faculty members of the College.
A student founded and managed College level nature conservation and advocacy movement in Eastern Bhutan, The Singye Karm Club was started in 1989 by WWF Bhutan and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature.
Over the years, WWF Bhutan has also mobilized expertise to start an Environmental Studies module under the erstwhile Delhi University’s BA course at the College. The College also bagged the prestigious ‘J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize of Wildlife Fund’ in April 1995.
Singye Karm has also featured as one of the most frequent nominees for the 2014 Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award.
The silver jubilee celebration has paved way for enhanced future cooperation between Sherubtse College and WWF Bhutan Program to innovatively engage at empowering students in citizen science and policy
WWF Bhutan is keen on creating appropriate platforms to engage tertiary level institutions in public discourses and develop a critical mass of reflective, internalizing and proactive students to voice growing environmental concerns.