More hostel facility in Phuentsholing
Phuentsholing, April 16, 2009: To ease the stay of Bhutanese youths visiting Phuentsholing, Youth Development Fund has completed construction of a hotel, named Nazhoen Pelri, in the southern border town Phuentsholing on Wednesday.
It will offer shelter to youth who cannot afford safe lodging in the vicinity beside counseling services, leadership courses, and tutorials for student. It has a multipurpose hall, a conference hall and a restaurant.
Indian company Jaypee group sponsored the project with Nu 45 million. The group is also providing 20 scholarships every year since 2005 to Bhutanese students.
Inaugurating the hotel, Queen Mother and YDF president Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck awarded ‘Golden Youth of the Year’ to eight students.
The awards were given to students, who demonstrated outstanding achievements in academics, sports, artistic, leadership, cultural and social services.
The award receipents are:
Tshering Dhendup, Class VI, Samdrup Jonkhar MSS
Meghna Upreti, Class VI, Khuruthanng MSS
Phub Dorji, Class VIII, Yangchenphug HSS
Tsheyang Choden, Class VIII, Shari HSS
Tshewang Gyeltshen, Class X, Yangchenphug HSS
Nikey Subba, Class X, Khuruthang MSS
Dawa Gyeltshen, Class XII, Samtse HSS
Ugyen Lhamo, Class XII, Yangchenphug HSS
On the occasion the Queen Mother awarded coronation gold medal on behalf of the King to the chairman of the Jaypee group for their generous service to Bhutan.