Vision * "A self reliant Dzongkhag co-existing in peace and harmony with enhanced socio-economic standards, rich natural resources and cultural heritage" * Mission * “To enhance rural livelihood with good local governance in line with culture and environment” * དམིགས་དོན་གཅོད་པ། * ཕན་བདེ་བརྟན་རྒྱས་ལྡན་པའི་ས་གནས་གཞུང་གིས་ལམ་སྲོལ་དང་རང་བཞིན་རྒྱུ་ཁུངས་གཉིས་དང་བསྟུན་གྲོང་གསེབ་འཚོ་བའི་ཐུན་རྐྱེན་གོང་འཕེལ་གཏང་ནི། * འཆར་སྣང་བསམ་གྲུབ་ལྗོངས་མཁར། * རྒྱུན་བརྟན་རང་འདྲོངས་ཅན་དང་ཞི་བདེ་མཐུན་བསྒྲིག་མཉམ་དུ་གནས་ཏེ་མི་སྡེ་དཔལ་འབྱོར་གྱི་གནས་ཚད་ཡར་འཕར་སོང་བའི་རང་བཞིན་ཐོན་སྐྱེད་ཀྱི་འབྱོར་པ་དང་ལམ་སྲོལ་རྒྱུད་བཟང་ལྡན་པའི་ལྗོངས་སུ་བསྒྲགས་ནི།

Its “Human beings” not time that change


Time does not change, time has not changed and time will never change. It will remain as it is. The only change that takes place is with human attitude. This change in human attitude gives birth to different life style. The kind of life style which people found all right a few years ago are now being regarded as something tedious and obnoxious by the present generation. Hence, whatever life style we approve today we cannot guarantee that our next generations would find it suitable to fit into their life.

Perhaps, the only possible reason my brain could imagine at this point of time as to why Lama Kuenzang Dorji Rinpoche and his troupe made an effort to communicate their messages on the importance of saving animal lives to the participants through theatre shows, dramas, skits, scientific examples etc and not through customary practice of oral explanation could be attributed to change in human attitude.

Incommunicado: losing your tongue?


I'm the great pretender. I eat, walk and sleep Dzongkha, yet I take pride in saying, "I can only write in English" Trying to presume the garb of the hypocritical attitude of, "I only know how to correspond in English and am poor in Dzongkha," sounds a bit absurd sometimes. In striving to be what we are not, we receive credit, albeit wrongly. Sustaining that counterfeit quality and situation, quite often than not, becomes very comical. It's true that the desire for a feeling of importance is very much rooted in all human beings. We all want to be counted. But the appreciation that one craves for should be genuinely earned. The appreciation one receives should be of efforts being put from what you genuinely know, and not from the quality that you do not. In fact, people would be more interested in acknowledging things in its original form rather than showing it off, which in any case does not belong to oneself.

Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag Annual Tshechu. 2013 Tshechu


Meat is an integral part of any Bhutanese festivals/celebration. No meat no celebration be it in Tshcechu, funeral rites or any other kind of important events.

What I am going to put it before readers here would not be anything new, perhaps this kind of topic might have appeared quite a lot before and even I don't feel it's worth making a trivial thing seem so pompous and elaborate. It would seem absurd and ridiculous to have even ruminated over this kind of unimportant matter yet, I couldn't refrain it from bringing it here just purely for the sake of personal expression. It simply triggered my thoughts giving a way to wild imagination and nothing else.

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