… taking the total number of desuups to 27,888

Kelzang Wangchuk | Samdrupjongkhar

With the completion of 49th batch de-suung training from six training centres yesterday, the number of de-suups in the country reached 27,888.

In the recent training that started on April 18, 1,631 de-suups completed the training in Samtse, Dewathang in Samdrupjongkhar, Gelephu in Sarpang and Wangdue.

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering attended the passing out parade (PoP) in Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar, where 120 de-suups completed their training.

He said desuups serve the Tsawa-Sum with dedication. “De-suups should remember the oath, which mandates you to serve the country in any circumstances and situations.”

He said de-suups used to do community services like controlling the crowd earlier, but they are one of the main frontliners to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. “People have high respect for those of you in orange dress.”

Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said de-suups have a good opportunity to learn skills from de-suung skilling programmes such as water projects. “De-suups are constructing road in Mongar and learning from experts outside.”

Meanwhile, de-suups who completed the training said they were lucky and happy to complete the training successfully.

“It is a proud moment for us and we would serve the Tsawa-Sum in any situation,” a de-suup said.