Sherub Wangmo | Intern

The most coveted Golden Youth Award for students will be held online this year.

The annual award Youth Development Fund (YDF) organises every summer could not be conducted last year because of the pandemic.

Officials explained the 13th award is being organised online for class X students of academic 2020.

They explained everything, starting from the registration was done online through their portal system.

Meanwhile, for the award, students are nominated from all 20 dzongkhags to compete in the national level.

According to the organisers, students will go through series of activities like essay writing, extempore speech and showcasing talents and test their general knowledge and intelligence quotient (GK and IQ) on Zoom platform.

A YDF official said they have a focal person in every dzongkhag who is responsible for making the students aware of the online activities. 

Organisers also said all the five students in every dzongkhag would be selected by the dzongkhag selection committee chaired by the dzongdag.

They said the top 100 candidates would go through the final selection from July 27 to 30 where four students, a winner and three runners up would be declared on August 5.

The winner would receive scholarship from YDF to study overseas. Nine Golden Youth Award winners have received scholarships to study in Netherland, Singapore and Canada as of now.

Edited by Tashi Dema