Monday, December 17, 2012

Celebrating the 105th National Day

The "National Day of Bhutan" has always remained a special day for all the Bhutanese; young and old alike to commemorate the coronation of the first monarch of Bhutan, Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck and for remaining as a sovereign state thus far. Apart from the main celebrations held at Changlingmethang, this day is celebrated even in the remotest part of the country. As every Bhutanese knows, it was on the 17th December 1907 that the country was unified and the first hereditary monarch crowned. Ever since then, Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon has always remained an independent and a sovereign kingdom ruled by wise and farsighted monarchs. The national day celebrations have come a long way and has only become more colorful and vibrant over the years. It is also on this day that the most serving and deserving citizens are awarded the highest award from His Majesty the King.

Today, it was yet another moment of joy for all the Bhutanese to come together and take part in this 105th National Day celebrations. Owing to my nature of work, which calls for uninterrupted supply of power, especially on such a day, I had to stay back at the station as always. My remaining back has also directly deprived my family to partake in such events. Thanks to the BBS, there was a live coverage from Changlingmethang and it was indeed nice to watch it at my own leisure and will. It was also a proud moment for we the employees of the power sector as two of our leaders were recognized for their service to the Tsa-wa-sum. The Director General of Hydropower and Power Systems, Yeshi Wangdi and the Joint Managing Director of Punatsangchu Hydropower Project Authority, Phuntsho Norbu were conferred the title of Dasho and Red scarf by His Majesty. Congratulation Dashos!


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