Kezang Melam’s story

Kezang Melam, a CTAS graduate student (year 2015), from the Patra section is from the Village of Jabana under Paro Dzongkhag from a family of 6 siblings. His father’s name is Nidup and his mother’s Yeshim. He went to school till 4th grade. Both his parents are farmers and work in the field. His family did not have the financial means to send him to school, which is why he joined CTAS.

At CTAS he took up sculpturing (Jingzo) for two years. Because of the very low number of students the course was closed. He joined the carving class. He learned a lot. Going to school was like the light that shines in the dark. He can’t believe that he successfully completed his five years of studies.

He remembers the first day when his father accompanied him to school and told him that this is the place where he should work hard and become somebody in life. He confessed that in the beginning he didn’t have any friends and felt lonely and sad. However his father’s advice made him strong. Today, as he stands here, he has many friends that he didn’t know before.

Today, he feels very fortunate to be surrounded by many good people. He thanks Dasho Choki Dorji and his families, teachers, staffs and all the supporters of the school for giving him and his friends the opportunity to study at the school. All the graduating students were full of joy and excitement and did not realize how fast the time passed.

Once again he thanks the Principal, the teachers, Dasho Choki, friends and all the supporters for providing light in his life. He prays for good health, happiness and a long life.

Posted on 9th November, 2017