Staff reporter   

The Dorji Lopon appointed three new kudrungs at Punakha Dzong on January 14 coinciding the traditional day of offering. 

The newly appointed kudrungs are Tshogchhen Kudrung, Shar Kudrung, and Paro Kudrung. 

From Kabisa, Punakha, Sangay Khandu, 33, is the new Tshogchhen Kudrung. 

He began his monastic education at 12. Prior to the appointment, he was serving as a Dung Lopon with the Central Monastic Body.

Thirty-six-year-old Kencho Dorji is the new Shar Kudrung. From Jala, Wangdue, Kencho Dorji was the Budrel Lhungzin in the Zhung Dratshang.

Passang Rinchen, 41, from Darla in Chukha, was appointed Paro Kudrung. He joined Zhung Dratshang at the age of 12. Prior to his present post, he was serving in chham section in the Zhung Dratshang.

Kudrung are appointed annually on the Traditional Day of Offerings.