Nim Dorji | Trongsa

Eleven men and 11 women each from five gewogs of Trongsa dzongkhag gathered in Sherubling Central School to compete in ‘tug of war’ and Zhungdra dance.

The programmes, which were a part of the National Day celebration in the dzongkhag, saw men and women from Tangsibji gewog winning.

In the ‘tug of war’, besides the participants from the dzongkhag, there were teams from the dzongkhag, dratsang, school, throm and police. Team Tangsibji and throm reached the final and men from Tangsibji were declared the winner.

Women from Tangsibji also won in the Zhungdra competition.

The National Day celebration for Trongsa dzongkhag began with the offering  butter lamp and then watching the live telecast of His Majesty’s Royal Address.

Besides the cultural programmes, livestock products from various gewogs were also displayed.

A team from the Monpa community also performed a traditional dance.

Meanwhile, in Bumthang, the celebration began with the offering of butter lamp at Jakar, Jambay Lhakhag and Kurjey followed by culture programmes in Chamkhar ground.