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It was an interest and hobby of my sister in-low to watch the Bhutanese movies where Mr. Tandin Sonam and Ms. Tandin Bidha play the leading role. It was on Saturday, 8th December, 2012 we went to watch an aforementioned movie. The movie was screened at City Cinema 2 in Chubachu. Although the movie was screened for number of weeks, the house was full. People were still rushing to get their seats in the hall to get chance to watch the movie. (more…)
Phobjikha is well known for en endangered bird species “Black Necked Crane” which is popularly called as “thrung thrung kena” in the locality. The favorable place for the crane can be understood once you reach the place. The place is moist-like muddy whereby it is the most favorable place for the endangered one. The birds fly to Bhutan in early winter and fly back to Tibet once the winter season ends. (more…)
The fall semester examination is gearing to its end. It is the second last examination until I complete my graduation. I know I have done well. I know I have made mistakes. I know I did everything. But nothing to worry about. All is well. No need to regret over the split milk. Or no need of sighing over the summer rainbow. All those happened in short span of life in this very few days i.e. 26th of November till 2nd of December, 2012. (more…)
July 3rd, 2012 has been a very memorable and unforgettable of all the RTC family as we had our first graduating class entering into the market. Myself being a member in the Royal Thimphu college would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all 232 graduating students of RTC. Most importantly, we were graced to have Her Royal Highness Azhi Kezang Wangmo Wangchuk, His Excellency Lyonchen Jigme Yoezer Thinley, His Excellency Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk, Tshugla Lopen and other high officials from different ministries, departments and agencies, parents and well wishers. The Prime Minister of Bhutan on behalf of the government extended his heartfelt welcome for 232 graduates to work for the betterment of the people together.
Actually, i was impresses and happy to see all of you walking towards the stage and ripping the fruits of your sincere and dedicated hard work for several years from the Chief Guest. I know there is no doubt that all of you will succeed in each and every step you take, still i would not be satisfied until i wish all of you “ALL THE BEST IN EVERY STEP YOU TAKE, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL”.
Moreover, those of you, who will sit for RCSC exam, I would like to wish ALL THE BEST. DO WELL. YOU CAN DO IT. IT IS NO DIFFERENT THAN EXAMS WE HAD BEEN DOING ALMOST FOR 16 years or more.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS, 2012. HAPPY TO SEE ALL OF YOU GRADUATING.
Message to fellow citizens
Wangdue Phodrang fire
All Bhutanese are joined in grief as we try to reconcile with the images of the great Wangdue Phodrang Dzong consumed by flames and billowing smoke. Of all the fires that have reminded us of the impermanence of life and its manifestations, this has pierced our hearts no less painfully than the terrible sense of loss we endured when, Paro Taktsang, the holiest of our shrines was also destroyed by fire.
But Taktsang has been fully restored and it is no less sacred or significant. It is in fact, more cherished and revered today because the fire awakened all of us to the fragility and vulnerability of this most precious heritage. It gave to many of us the opportunity to contribute to its full and embellished restoration. In so doing, our nation and its people were blessed with great merit (sonam).
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong did not succumb for the first time to the reality and inevitability of destruction. It was destroyed before and it will be destroyed again by forces beyond our control. What we must remember is that it was rebuilt and it always stood as the Dzong that Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built until the day before. We the people of Bhutan have not lost but gained another opportunity to renew and further enrich our proud heritage. The people of Shar Dhar Gye will have their dzong again. So, like the indomitable will of the Bhutanese people and the fame of Palden Drukpa, Wangdue Dzong will rise again with greater glory and magnificence.
By the wisdom of our King, all the relics that were gifted by Zhabdrung himself are intact. The monks that filled the monastery will continue with their prayers and the Dzongkhag will continue to function in the name of the great people of Wangdue Phodrang. We must seize the opportunity to build a stronger, more durable and glorious Dzong in the name of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and by the will of His Majesty the King.
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong was founded by the Zhabdrung in 1639. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was supposedly at Chimmi Lhakhang in Punakha when he met a decrepit old man who described a ridge in present day Wangdue Phodrang as a sleeping elephant and told him he would unite the country by building a Dzong on the neck of the ridge. he Zhabdrung, surmising the old man to be Yeshey Gonpo (Mahakala), took his suggestion and sent forth a noble to scout the area. As the emissary drew close to the area, he saw four ravens circling above the ridge. Upon reaching the ridge, the birds flew away in four directions, north, south, east and west.
24th June, 2012 at around 7:10 PM I was surfing my Facebook and saw the status written the opposition leader, Lyonpo Tshering Tobgay which says “Terrible news – Wangdue Dzong is on fire. The situation appears hopeless. Firefighters and volunteers can’t do anything to control the blaze, which, fanned by strong winds, is now engulfing the “utse”.” and later written in the His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s fan page which says ” Sad day for Bhutan today .Wangdi phrodrang Dzong on blaze right now. Thousands of Brave souls fighting the fire. A very sad day for Buddhists all over the world..His Majesty in the site right now battling the fire. bY the Youth…”. I was really sad, yet helpless. I have my semester end examination the very next day. I was worried too thinking that something bad may happen to His Majesty the king and the helpers. May god help Bhutan.