Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) opened its Dzongkhag office yesterday in Tshongdu, Paro.

According to Article IV, section 7.10 of the Political Party Rules of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2015, for the political party to register with Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), it is required to have an office in every dzongkhag with a proper mailing address.

The occasion was celebrated in a terrace near Dungtse lhakhang.

A young boy and an elderly person were called to inaugurate the office. The  party’s vice president, Sonam Tobgay, said this was to connect the different generations.

“It is also to give respect to the ancestors who have worked hard to make the country what it is today, how best to serve the country now, and how the young generation should serve,” he said. “A young boy and an elderly person signify three generations. We have to be timeless.”

The office would facilitate interaction among the constituencies and provide a place where people can register, contribute, support, ask questions, and interact with the party.

Sonam Tobgay said that with the establishment of the office, the party is fulfilling its electoral requirement.

The party will soon open its office in Bumthang, Wangdue, Samtse, and Chukha.

Karma Cheki