The lone highway that passes via Sherubtse is found occupied after the sun set. The driver constantly needs to beep out loud to clear a space, to pass by. People travelling by buses keeps themselves awake to enjoy the outlook. Well, it is time for the Sherubtseans to set out for walk. The monsoon drizzle makes no difference for those who love to. A few set out with their friends and for some it is fine time to be with their loved ones.
Students don’t mind sparing an hour or two daily, strolling around. The places they tour mostly includes the area above upper girls hostel, which is known as Upper Market, and the another half near the main entrance of the college, the Lower Market. A very few walk far as Rongthong and Khangma. Even so with the set of assignments, students prefer going for walk. “It is all about time management. Moreover we are used to with last minute work”, said Tshewang Zangmo of English Media, 5th semester.
During fall semester when the new learners arrive, the number of students going for walk seems more frequent. This year, with the extreme raise in the intake of students, the road seems busier. The elders take the new friends for a walk. It is a kind of practice that is being passed on for years. “Walk tendency is very prevalent during odd semester, where by the seniors take their new friends for a walk as a sense of welcome”, claims Phurba Sonam Waiba taking Life Science, 5th semester.
Well, for the new ones it is a time to hang out and make new friends, and discover the new atmosphere. A few students, especially those who are away from home for the first time, are found to have suffered home sick. The friends take them out for a walk to keep involved. Moreover, it is the time where they get to meet their friends from high school and those in other courses. “I go for walk to meet my old friends and share past memories as it gives time to energize myself up”, said Tendrel Zangmo of 1st semester, Life Science.
However, for others, it is the only time they get to have fun with their mates. Classes are on till evening, late as six. It is not so convenient to meet friends in between, as everyone remains occupied with their share of task. Hence, planning for a walk is taken as an outing to get together. “I go for walk, especially in the evening to have myself stressed free after an exhausting day. It is the only time I get to be with my friends”, said Tandin Pem of Computer Science, 1st semester.
There are stereotypic judges that walk means going with girlfriends or boyfriends, therefore some people even hesitate to do so. So often, students are being misunderstood, when they are found leaving for a walk. Friends tease them for having dated. According to Tenzin Chophel of Life Science, 3rd semester, walk necessarily does not mean going with girlfriend. “Well I go for walk with my friends to relax and I enjoy it” he added.
Assignment for Print Media 2
Leki Choden, Media Dzonghka
Fall Semester, 2014
P.S: This is the feature news regarding the trend of evening walk in Sherubtse. So rarely do we get an issue to be reported as a current affair, in the locality little as Kanglung. Therefore, I opted to write on something that is familiar already. Thank you for taking time to visit my post. Please do visit again. Wonderful week ahead!