Respect for our elderly senior Bhutanese

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It is heartening that our country observed its first Senior Citizens Day recently at Zangdo Pelri in the capital city. A strong premise of our culture and tradition is respect for elders.

A call for change

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Judiciary and judicial system of the country have been on the limelight these past few months. Our society is changing, and changing rapidly. We no longer are a safely cocooned little nation at peace with itself.

These changing times

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There is a growing perception among the middle-aged and elderly that the younger generations are showing less respect for those older than them.

So that we enjoy free healthcare services

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Move for Health walk on Saturday collected more than Nu 7.3 million. This means, in the next two years, the health trust fund will be doubled to Nu 3 billion.

Knock our socks off

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In another move towards encouraging the private sector and lowering imports, the education ministry has chosen a local socks manufacturing firm to supply its 51 Central Schools with socks.

A lesson for us all

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Three days after the second local government elections, we are yet to get the final or the real results of what the election commission said was a “historic” achievement.

A most important department

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It is most timely that the finance ministry has set up a new Department of Macroeconomic Affairs.

Election and lessons

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Elections are over. We have elected our gups, mangmis and tshogpas. Local governments are now back in place after quite a break, which means development plans in the dzongkhags and the gewogs can now take off. What is important is that we achieve the planned development activities within the stipulated time frame.

As nation goes to polls today

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The nation goes to the polls today. Leading up to the day, we have held 1,014 common forums. A total of 402,089 voters will cast their ballot today as polls open from 9 am. It is the consummation of hard work we have put together to build a strong democratic culture.

A highway that raises the bar

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Most recently, the Prime Minister, armed with a core-cutting machine ventured on a mission to personally check the quality of completed portions of the east-west highway.

Taking a moment to thank the Founder

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As Drukyul celebrates the 400th year of Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s arrival in the country, it is indeed most appropriate to organise an exhibition of his sacred relics to the general public. The Royal Textile Academy’s exhibition is timely, and provides an opportunity for  Bhutanese to pay homage and thank the Founder of our Drukyul.

Wishing ourselves well

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For the Bhutanese, the Blessed Rainy Day is one of the important occassions in the almanac this side of the sunny street. The festival that falls in September marks the end of the rainy season. This, too, is the beginning of the season of plenty and celebrations.

Farewell monsoon

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The monsoon officially comes to an end tomorrow with Thruebab or Blessed Rainy Day.