Recently the national flower of Bhutan has got a new name as Meconopsis gakyidiana from Meconopsis grandis by Japanese researcher team. The blue poppy now has been upgraded to a species. Earlier the national flower was misidentified as a subspecies to Meconopsis grandis.
The Maconopsis gakyidiana was named after country's development philosophy, Gross National Happiness. Gakyid stands for "Happiness" and diana is the nomenclature term for the flower.
The researchers have found that the Meconopsis gakyidiana is found only in Merak and Sakteng, Bhutan. Meconopsis, which are similar in colour and pattern are found in Paro, Haa and Bumthang are not Meconopsis gakyidiana, which people misunderstand with the national flower.
What more hoax do we expect to happen than this catastrophe?
There are number of assumptions we could draw from this failure; first, it seemed that our education system is not meeting demand outside the classroom and it has really wounded our education system, second, we have very poor sense for learning and it’s a crazy disaster, third, we lack in producing silver minds and it has aggrieved the most ordinary man, forth, we fail to produce individual equipped for better career prospects besides any qualifications and we are a mere beggar. And it has kept me mentally handicapped.
What our College of Natural Resources (CNR, Lobesa) is doing all these many years? What type of field workers are graduating from the college?
Whatever, we are safe and lucky this time, team from National Biodiversity Centre and Blue Poppy Society, Japan came to rescue from this big gaffe, otherwise national flower would remain unnoticed for generations. And this time we have failed together as a nation. Who would pay for this big shame?
Thank you team Japan!