BCN announces results of essay writing competition


By Jeetan Subba, Beldangi

Beldangi, June 18: The Bhutanese Community in The Netherlands (BCN) has announced the results of Inter-School Secondary Level Essay Writing Competition held on June 15 to mark World Refugee Day 2010.

Mamata Gurung (middle) with camp supervisor (left) and UNHCR's country chief/Arjun Pradhan
Mamata Gurung (middle) with camp supervisor (left) and UNHCR's country chief/Arjun Pradhan

The announcement was made in a function organized here in Beldangi-I camp today, where some 2000 exiled Bhutanese showed their presence.

According to the statement of BCN, Mamata Gurung from Tri-Ratna Secondary School of Beldangi-II, Golsarna Baniya from Sunrise Academy of Khudunabari and Romant Bhattarai of New Horizon Academy of Sanischare camp demonstrated their writing skills securing first, second and the third positions respectively. 

BCN conducted the essay writing competition among students of all seven camps in two rounds. The selection round was held in respective camp from where at least a participant was selected for the final round.

Participants wrote essays of around 1000 words a topic of their selection between two: Natural Calamities in Camp, and Life in Camp Vs Resettlement.

Chief of the UN Refugee Agency in Nepal and camp supervisor Beldangi-I handed over the awards including cash prizes to the winners today amidst a function. Global Human Rights Defense from The Netherlands sponsored the writing competition through BCN, while Bhutan Media Society coordinated the event.

This is an initiative to remain connected with our friends in camps, said Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Dhakal, president of BCN. “The main objective for holding such a competition in camps is to enhance writing skills, sharpen their creativity and enable young minds to understand life after resettlement.”


  1. This shows the great talents empowered with in the Bhutanese writers. We appreciate more programme organise by The Bhutanese community in The Netherlands(BCN) in near days for uplifting the young talents. It was really awesome and good job. Thanks to all …