Sunday, January 13, 2019

Solar Fencing for the Men in Blue

We are into the winter months - at this time of the year, people snuggle into bed early and snuggle out late. The vegetation turns grey and the trees shed leaves. Everything freezes over - things move at a lethargic pace. It is a time when urgent works get postponed and pushed to another day. But for the Rotary Club of Thimphu - things have been hectic - hectic and fast paced - delivering humanitarian service.

Latest in a series of service projects delivered by the Rotary Club of Thimphu in recent weeks is the installation and inauguration of 4.34 KMs of solar fencing for the Thrimsung Women Group of the Special Reserve Police Force (SRPF) at the RBP camp at Tashigatshel, Chhukha. The Group, comprised of the wives of the RBP personnel aspires to start organic vegetable farming and thus sought our help in providing them with solar fencing to protect the farmland from wild life predation. And why not? Our men in blue serve the society - day in day out. They protect us on a daily basis. Thus if any one deserves our help - they do. Late last year, our Club accepted a request from Lt. Col. Tshering Dorji, SP of the SRPF, Tashigatshel for help.

Day before yesterday the 11th of January, 2019, I and the Chief of Police inaugurated the solar fencing in a sombre ceremony attended by the officers of the camp.

Here is wishing all the best to the Thrimsung Women Group in their endeavors to grow organic vegetable.

The Chief of Police, SP of SRPF and myself inaugurate the fencing project

The Chief of Police charges the fence by hitting the control switch On

A Gomchen (lay monk) consecrates the Control Panel and the Signboard of the Project

The fenced farmland where the Thrimsung Women Group will grow organic vegetables

This is not the only project our Club is doing for the men in blue - in total we are doing 4 projects for them, in rapid succession.

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