Puran Gurung

Puran Gurung



Mr. Puran Gurung has a Masters degree in Sociology from South Asian University, New Delhi, India. He completed Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan. He is also recognized as a certified peer educator in the country. He was awarded with a ‘Letter of Appreciation’ from Y-PEER Asia Pacific Center (Bangkok) for advocating and working on ‘Peer education’ especially in the context of health (STDs) and Sensitize youths about Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) through various platforms and also on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 21st May, 2021. Puran is also recipient of the most prestigious award The President Gold Medal for Social Service’ for contribution, dedication, and service to college, community and beyond during his stay at Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan.

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He conducted his Masters research on “Understanding the Practice of Menstrual Taboos Amongst People in Southern Bhutan”. The research focused on the practice and existence of menstruation taboos that are widespread in both Buddhist and Hindu cultures in the Southern part of Bhutan. His research interests are in the field of gender studies, sexual and reproductive health, community development and environmental issues.

With his research experience, Puran Gurung will be definitely enrich the learning of his students.

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