Monday, April 19, 2010

Zhemgang high school: in our heart

Nestling amongst the thick brim of hills, down the lane through an unkempt town, and a partially scattered landscape, the road that would have been treated not so well leads to Zhemgang higher secondary schools. The smell of gutter along the sloppy road in summer, and sharp turns with marshy edge, the gate that marked with a stone structure standing so shyly small welcomes everyone to Zhemgang School premises. The wintry chill and withering willows are nothing compared to summer sunshine which breezes more rains to drench the marshy pathways. Up in front the main building, so religiously the dungkhor harmonizes the place. The basketball court, right below the dungkhor capitalizes on whole issues of school. Be it an assembly or a gathering for a visit of VVIPs, teachers and students are always called on there. And with the morning sun beaming over the white peaks of black-mountain, school begins its day with an awesome and warm feeling of spectacular nature.
Needlessly to prove given its special place in so many brilliant scholars strewed across the country, the school truly has been the blessing of life with undying wisdoms from the kindling teachers. Today I can proudly say that I studied in Zhemgang high school and I feel blessed to have been part of its blossoming learners. I feel blessed to have been a part of so many good friends. I feel blessed that I was a part of those students who were taught by selfless teachers and above all, I feel extremely blessed that I was a part of that big family who took wheels by its spokes and cared everything for good of all.
Everything today has become all but a piece of writings from my side. It’s too less given a fact that school shaped to what I am today from what I was by then. Will always remain in my heart, thank you Zhemgang, have been truly blissful. What could I expect more in life than this? And I am quite ascertain that there are thousands of us here making our life which could have probably started from where we ended; Zhemgang, wishing and always keeping you live inside our grateful blood.
The routines are missing. The study hours, prayer times, occasions which built to an empire of memories, mess hours, social working periods, cultural gatherings, and morning assembles are far beyond our catch now. These have added much needed values, and today we feel the part of it missing in us, I can only hope that may these things continue in a very good fashion as it have been, so that there be many good persons graduating from the school.
The life was different not only within the case of walls. Beyond those walls, institution offered many things. I can feel the pressure of going down the lower block, with a book in a hand, and suddenly disappearing into a forest that eventually meet with a road connecting primary school and a village below our school. It was always a fun walking through it. The chirpings of bird whistled through the forest, and nature allowing us to blend with its beauty, the tiring walks in the pretext of study was one source of inspiration and peace. Well that was but beyond the knowledge of teachers. I guess, repercussions were on both ways. There is lot and it can continue. Zhemgang has always been more.
Let the melody of happiness, wonder learning, value sharing, and brotherly wisdom be a song everyone wishes to sing for those who had a chance to study in Zhemgang higher secondary school.

21 comments:

  1. this is a tribute to the family of zhss.....teachers, friends, classrooms..all remains in our heart

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  2. hey man...
    see u after ma exam.
    just cool..ha ha,
    hope u are fine there.

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  3. good c u in this web site and writing about our previous school.......

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  4. @choten..i am fine...missing those days in zhss.....
    @anonymous........yeah thanx.....zhemgang have always been a memorable place

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  5. wow,,this is great brother. It is sad to read: it gave me clear image of Zhemgang HSS and environment. I am missing ZHSS so much. I have long memories in my mind after staying four years under the guidance of selfless teachers and principals. My dedications and gratitudes are always with ZHSS,,,, my only high school.

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  6. @passang....thanx for da comments..welllll
    yeah we all miss zhss..it was simply awesome being there and having got an opportunity to study under very good teachers and with very good friends...

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  7. hey tnks 4 remindin me.....missin zhss so so much.....wish we cn go bk der again 4 a while......

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  8. thanx for reminding abt our previous learning temple....

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  9. sangay...yeah thanx.....u r welcome...we have zhemgang always in our heart

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  10. Dorji Rinchen (2005) ZHSSApril 20, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    hey sonam...sorry, i could not place you during the chat. anyway, i got chance to write something on your blog. Thanks for creating a platform where the alumni of Zhemgang Higher Secondary School students can interact. Ah...thinking about zhemgang makes me nostalgic man. there are thousands of memories embedded in my heart and i assure you it will never be washed away even if there comes gusty wind blowing across my heart. I know there was an enjoyment, which i could not enjoy even in my college days. There are qualified teachers like Pradeep Sir, Krishna Morthy Sir, Madam Sindhu, Tshering Om, Madam Susma and many more who addded to the knowledge of the students, and without whose support you and I would not have been where we are today. Therefore, I can proudly say that I am an alumni of Zhemgang Higher Secondary School. Greetings to all teachers and friends, Juniors and seniors of the excellent school. May you always perform like all days and keep up to the expectations of the people around. Lastly, once again thanks for creating such a wonderful blog and do your course well....prayers and blessings from my side dear tobgay.

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  11. @ dorji...
    wow its really nice from ur side...i agree with u..and ma happy dat zhss is in ur heart..still...and yeah u are welcome...and thanx for da comment...ur comments add to my tribute to our old school...and also thank u for ur wishes...

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  12. Zhemgang food was low quality

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  13. Dorji Rinchen, 2005May 15, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    I know the food was not to the epectations of the students coming from upper class. But how do you expect the management to run the mess with the monthly stipend of Rs.180/-. For rest of us, who are majority did fancied the way management was able to cope up with our meagre stipend. My salutations to the mess management, you have done a great job. During the life of a student, if we were given kings' dinner, it would not yield a better result in academics anyway. So, dont blame. Be proud that you are products of these premier school.

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  14. A nice piece of writing...
    Zhemgang must always serve as a center of learnig as it has always been doing and wish that it continues ...Prayers and Wishes for the young learners...
    Great Apreciation for ur good piece of tribute about our past learning institute

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  15. ell.....not words can be found to appreciate your worthily written piece....infact...all of sudden i was caught in the net of looming myself in and around the Zhemgang Higher Secondary School campus as and when i go through your fragrantly written piece.
    Now...only thing i can do is always pary for our forthcoming nation of Bhutan from ZHSS to always keep the reputation as it has been till date.
    Well...doss,limitless words to appreciate your piece of writing.

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  16. ur writing has dragged me into the memories of past that i have nearly forgotten.thanks for shaping the memories of zhemgang and zhemgangpas in ur master piece of writing and sometime i feel u have flair for writing. i too owe my humblest and never finishing thanks to the pre university,(ZHSS) for grooming me into this man finso and reaching me into this learning of B.sc lifescience. so i can't think without that school how many seen and unseen hardships i might have faced. more or less school has truly familarized between u and me in a way to strong bonded friendship despite of being unknown or so less interactive in past school.
    i sometime feel school has given me the chance to be the person as i like and pursue the higher studies like u but the biggest neglegence of poor brain has placed me into the far and lot more yard different from my frenz, time and again it strikes i could have atleast spent few hrs studying english if so i would have enjoyed the same charity my frenz have enjoyed and are enjoying.Now i have had enough of regrets and console goes barring my heart into the comparison with my frenz and ultimately concluded aye "mee chi rung soenam me chig bey sey"

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  17. @Phunso....thank you dude...really touching comments.
    life is always big...and wat eva has happened, it owes you sth in return....life will surely come in bulk of blessing oneday to u....

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  18. really touching my heart that too have happened to all the alumni of ZHSS ofcourse...i am really glad to go through ur pretty writing....so wanna see more creative wrting about alumnus ..thanx ...daw

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  19. wow well written man..very heart touching

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