Monday, October 26, 2015

Golden Words Of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck

King Jigme Singye Wangchuck
" particular, speaking for myself; my sorrow in having lost my own father is indeed very great. What is more the country has lost a king whose kind has till now never been known..."
                                                              (Royal proclamation to the people of Bhutan, July 26, 1972)
" far as you, my people, are concerned, you should not adopt the attitude that whatever is required to be done for your welfare will be done entirely by the government. On the contrary, a little effort on your part will be much more effective than a great deal of effort on the part of the government..."
                                   (Address to the people of the Bhutan on the coronation day. June 2nd, 1974)

"...children are our treasures. They hold the promise of the future and therefore, it is only right that they should be given every opportunity to develop their physical, mental and spiritual potential to the fullest extent in an environment free of want and free of fear..."
                                                  (Message during the international year of the child, July 28, 1979)

"...the greatness of a country is determined by its people. The productiveness and character of the people is in turn determined by the quality of education they receive..."
                                   (Message during the silver jubilee celebrations of Sherubtse College. 1993)

"…the Chhoetse Penlop will be enthroned as the Fifth Druk Gyalpo in 2008. As it is necessary and important for a King to gain as much experience as possible to serve his country to his fullest capacity, I will be delegating responsibilities to the Chhoetse Penlop before 2008..."

                                                                                    (Address to the Nation, December 17, 2005)

Note: Collected by teacher colleague (Mr. Kuenzang Tsheltrium)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

One Last Chance

What would I do, if I'd one last day to live?  

I know it is short yet within twenty - four hours; I can create and do so many wonderful and lasting works than ever, twenty-four hours on…

I'd get up in the early morning, because I know this hour of the day has so many beautiful and lasting things to offer than any other part of the day. I'll check some fine scene for photographs. I will sup few cups of hot water and go out for some rest.

Then, I'll do all the exercises and have a lovely, light breakfast of some vegetables, fruits, salad and green tea, go for a swim, photograph again, then have my friends come over for a nice lunch. I'd expect to have them come few (i.e. one or two) at a time so that we could talk about the families, the issues, talk about how much we mean to each other. Even, we can also talk little on the importance of living a life for all times and life after death, in fact more philosophic. Since, individual history lives after death.

Then, I'd like to go for a walk, in a garden full of trees and flowers, where there would be some birds and other living creatures; I'll closely watch their world, colors and listen to their chipping sounds. I'll not forget to relate life, the inter-dependence nature or inter-woven relationship.

In the evening, I'd go along with some friends to a cafe with some great pasta, little rice, maybe some roasted red meats over locally made thin soup. Then, I'd dance the rest of the night. I'd dance with all the wonderful dancers, country songs into play, more energetic than ever  that would keep me little far away from life  – in fact, from the perplex life.

I'd dance until I go exhausted, until my body stops working, until my last nerve stop to function and until whole of the body drench into the pool of sweat.

Then, I'd go home, have a deep, watchful, peaceful, wonderful sound sleep with all the mixtures of dreams. Would you do the same, if you are given the last chance ever?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fate Of a Teacher III

source: Google
We feel so proud to say 'a highly qualified GNH bound country, have high level empathy and compassionate minds'. But, honestly how many would have felt repentant when the news headline is on 'allegation for teachers or teacher fined and jailed for using some punishments'.
Teachers are not like God, not a supernatural being who can bring all surprises within and turn over miracles. Teachers try hard, check all the best possible ways and then educate and nurture raw minds yet we see many dissatisfaction's and the feeling of anarchy is in fact ruining the working heart of our teachers across the country.

Why everybody is snubbing to invest in education? The laws being not so straighten and not being put into use rightly, more profound and more content, when the education is felt necessary, education is in fact more than the double salts.  

Everyone talks so hard, so much on education, felt prominence but why can't our people come forth and support the idea of education reforms. Why there isn't a mind of lets work together for our own child and the country's future?

Day by day the values and the trust for teachers and education are mounting low, the rules being diluted and education section being side-lined. So, with this how can we expect better quality education and life ahead?

Of course, once the child is inside the school campus it is in the hands or in the care of teachers but it is not always easy to handle human with different nature and behaviours. Perhaps, there'll be many who won't obey or follow school policy or rules and regulations, in order to put them into right path concern authority needed to use lawful punishments. And this is the point our inhumane parents bark without knowing the real estate but they wanted their child well educated, holistically developed and disciplined one. What if our teachers turn blind eye to every wrong doing at the peak of learning right things? Is it that our parents don't want to see their child a better person?

Meanwhile, our parents needed to know whatever the punishment or decision taken by concern authority is done with true evidences and lawfully based on country's law, school policy, irrespective of background and the genders. 

The laws which govern our teachers have become so weak, are in fact the main gateway that is irreparably damaging the status of our teachers. Perhaps, the human minds towards education have reached to a very difficult and complex point, risky even to say 'I am a teacher'.  

So, if education scenario continues in same drift, it is right time for our teachers to close their doors bolted otherwise survival is at highest rift.

Thus, if we resolve all our thinking, actions, businesses and policies wisely for investing in education purpose we'll never fails as individual, society and nation. 

Unless our notion and the mind-set change for better within one's heart, what gain is it to build a temple and finally asking for forgiveness.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gift From Youth Festival II

Note: Our school boys trying to be in Aatsara's shoe. 
It was done greatly and performed so well.

6:09 AM

As said 'early bird catches the worm' so is this mountains scene. 
In fact, this is truly a morning bout I had.
The quiet and the patience mountain sides
dipped inside the sea of the brisk morning light
that catches my eyes and the lens so dearly.

In the midst of onset winter
these mountains would be inside 
 thick blanket of snow.

Perhaps, if we can open early as possible
there isn't doubt for such solicitous scene.

So, endurance is what we should have in
'The world of photography'

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bhutanese Version Of Messi

Literary, the Jersey Number 10 has so many meanings and imprint 
because it's meant for great, wore by 'L. Messi'.
Psychologically, it shows perfectness, cool and attractive.

Bhutanese Version Of Messi

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

As Simple As This...

Continuation to Dangkhar Community Lodge...
Honestly, how many of us have planned honeymoon, holiday trips and pilgrimage destination within Bhutan? 

So, before landscape and the beauty of the land comes into our mind we start to dream, plan, think and look for a panoramic view of other countries, without realizing our own country's potential. Here in Bhutan, we've already some of the untouched, unreasoned and unseen places that no other land has today. Here we've some of the very original or natural ancient monuments and precious gems which no other country possesses. But, still why we planned for holiday trips and honeymoon destination outside?

What if we can plan a holiday trips, a pilgrim in some of the secret and most holy places here rather than looking for short term happiness outside, where there is already a high risk of getting into trouble and being hacked.

Perhaps, planning leisure destination some where within, one can save huge sum, it is far safer and securer and it can save time and energy.

Although, we can see and experience world's most magnificent products, world's highest buildings, luxurious car, famous film stars, world class cinema hall and most delicious food outside Bhutan but we can never experience peace and security that we've like today in our own land.

When so many outsiders or foreigners plan trips into Bhutan, why can't we planned and try a pilgrim, holiday trips and honeymoon in our own country. 

Perhaps, along with dreaming and planning we should also think for cleaner and fresher air to breath and environmental cost for future generations. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Dangkhar Community Lodge

Zhemgang, to most people appears to be unknown and one of the most under-developed Dzongkhag in Bhutan, but if one pay a visit and see around one would undeniably find so many beautiful and un-touched souvenirs.

Although, Zhemgang is being considered as one of the remote place yet it has its own uniqueness in culture and tradition. It is culturally preserved and traditionally rich in every aspect.

Once if you are in Zhemgang you would indeed texture better and purer air, fresh water with high mineral content, unique landscape and the serene and a composed nature with rich diverse animals and plants.

Perhaps, this is particularly 'a best' Zhemgang can offer to anyone who feels like to experience the differences that no other land can offer.  

Note: Anyone can book this well preserved, traditional lodge that belongs to Dangkhar Community; it's approximately 2.0 km away from Zhemgang Town.

article: coming soon...

Friday, October 2, 2015

Digital Confusion

It seems to me that these two worlds of mine represents extreme in many ways, 'extreme individualism and preservation of extreme societal norms'.

So, I belong to extreme individualism of social networking era and my parents sphere to other side of extreme societal norms and culture. The world has changed so much and so fast because of many smart minds but to more and more confusion.

In the midst of changing, my parents have seen both the world so clearly, sometime they narrate me some of the uniqueness they've during their times and some rapid changes ensued today into unbelievable level.   
Honestly, my parents know very less of modern world – mobile phone, computer, robot etc, etc. Since, during their times there isn't any digital facilities like today because of which they know very, very less of it yet they feels satisfied and contented with the life. They know only on how to make a call that too through looking at some inbuilt picture set against the name.

The usage of mobile phone and being in digital world is what I finds the most waste of time and resources. It brings so many mixed reactions, feelings, put into a lower bracket income but necessity is a very unavoidable scene that is putting us into pressure.

I feel my parent's time was far better and prudent since digital items today has created unnecessary commotion and junk in the family, husband and wife, friends and bosses. My parent's 'black and white world' is extreme superior since they need not have to worry about the money for upcoming new gadgets, no unnecessary spending on mobile voucher and the other levied cost.

Today, because of so many technological items there isn't any peace, spare of time for family members or parents, husband and wife, child or baby, friends and society. All the time and sense is lost in the world of digits, social networking sites and others.

The clear periphery of individualism I've seen is during family gathering or social gathering, everyone into own business, lost and futile world. I've seen few into serious television world, some into social networking, gaming and only very few like our parents into real social sharing. So, through this culture how can we uphold sincerity and peace in family, husband and wife? So, this is the point where divorce rates top the list, children into drug world and parents die off un-cared diseases.  

Today, I supposed to have most desirous and complicated phone and the next moment yet more urbane and complex coming in the market. So, with the change we needed to update and upgrade else we'll become bullshit. If we go along with this newer version of change we can't afford. Therefore, I've little worry on what shares of values and wealth we can pass down to younger generations. 

Today, as I see the advancement in technology is far beyond anything, simplest to most sophisticated. Now nothing can defeat the growth and substitute the usage of these items. Perhaps, today we cannot live without these items in hands and at the same time it brings so much complication in financial and relations crisis yet we cannot avoid or else there won't be any world for us, will become handicap of the time but the growth is becoming difficult and dense with the digital world, which to hold, which to look and which to concentrate. Although, we needed to change and accommodate but the survival is becoming weak, the trust in the relation is becoming very fragile, delicate and at risk.

My mother's black and white phone is distant better, cheaper, wiser, comfortable and cost cutting one. Is it possible for my parents to gift with new touch screen mobile phone over that decent black and white phone or shall I quite on the idea? But, the question is do they really know how to make a call and use its latest apps?

What appeals to me most strongly about my parent's time is that their daily life is more peaceful and healthier. The feelings of insecurity and belongingness wasn't there, the values and trust for each other is so much intact for ages but had lost its essences too far than ever nowadays.

But, it is also better in some ways, it is faster, cheaper and safer mode of reaching some important and necessary messages without having much travel that needed to reach within few hours.  I see advantages of these latest technological items if used responsibly and lawfully. It has changed the level of thinking to more negative and mistrust utterly there come so much impatient, aggressive, cynical, ironic smiles and beams from each other.

At this time even if we act least bothered it's not going to work and both the way is not enough. I've big stake in this yet it is unavoidable weapons in twenty first century

My only last hope is to catch hold of a decent mobile phone that can just give me the right services for calling and messaging during needs. I'll wait and see what it will bring and it has to offer me rightly and justly. Perhaps, mobile phones which do not have any net supporting apps and not even the games.
'How is my new idea on black and white phone'?

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