A 32-year old Dzongkha language teacher with about nine years of teaching experience resigned last year to contest for the upcoming National Council elections.

Tshewang Tashi from Sherimuhung gewog in Mongar said he contemplated a lot before deciding to resign and contest for the NC election. “It is my interest to take part and work with people at the grass roots in a hope that I can also contribute to the growth of a healthy democracy by formulating sound policies and laws.”

He said that Mongar people should vote for him, as he can represent them well. “I am a friendly and sociable person and I come from a very humble background.”

The former teacher of Kazhi School in Wangdue said he would educate people on national policies and get them actively involved in the developmental activities by sharing and taking their views. “I will promote the values of Gross National Happiness, waste management and culture in the villages.”

Tshewang Tashi completed his Bachelors of education from Paro College of Education.

He said that during his nine years service, he served as staff secretary, sports and culture coordinator and as a literary and school mess coordinator besides fulfilling his teaching mandate.

The responsibilities he shouldered taught him to lead, to prepare action plans with objectives and to be goal-oriented.

Tshewang Tashi is conducting familiarisation tours in his own gewog today, as the gewog will have to nominate him first. “It is important to meet people from my gewog and make them understand the need to choose the right person, who can represent them in the upper house.”

Tashi Tenzin