Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Population and Housing Census of Bhutan - 30th, 31st May and 1st of June.

What can you say about this nationwide population counting? Within few days of time, I have seen Facebook page status being over flooded with PHCB status. Some updates says, ‘I am finally being counted or some still waiting to be counted, but for some it's –beyond call of their job.’ What does it mean? Does it mean we are too eager or least interested to take part in this national call after a decade?

According to press release from the office of Prime Minister, "this particular event is an important national undertaking. All the public should support officials by providing them with the honest and accurate information. PM, had assured that the data collected would remain safe and secrete." This must have given our general public a gust of relief to be honest while answering. Therefore, I am sure the data collected would be most accurate and direct.   

The good news was the information collected would be used for devising of policies and planning, development and monitoring for future. But, I am not sure how far this political mouth can be implemented correctly.

Fortunately, I got my own share of questions to answer to a government official on the second day of PHCB. As far as I am concern and the son of Pelden Drukpa, I maintained honest and straight answers. The lucky part was that, I don't needed to introduce myself with the data collector since she was once my high school classmate. Currently, she works in Health sector and I work in education section. How many would have got such an opportunity to interview between classmates? Anyway, I got break to interact with my own high school mate after nine years of departure.

This nationwide population census recording is one last chance and measures to provide statically correct population records. It can speaks volumes of country's status. This should work as a base for any development activities that has to take place in the community. It must act as a bridge for government to identify the needs and requirements around the country. 

With much faith and trust, I have provided the most appropriate, accurate and honest information to enumerator. I have wholeheartedly thrown a cup of tea as a gesture of kindness. Since, she had flatly rejected my Aara offer. Whatever, I look forward for the promised political inductee to come soon.

I have done my part with the most honest answers. Did you?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Literary Carnival

"In great literature, I become a thousand different men but still remain myself."
                                                                                                                 –C .S. Lewis.

MC (master of ceremonies) –finally informed gathering about the start of long waited Literary Carnival to go live performances shortly. He quickly updated the mass on day's programs to make the day more exciting and lively.

I felt such festival shall shower every child an opportunity to shine, showcase their quiet talents through –speaking, singing, reading, playing instruments, characterization, dancing, dramatizing, play acting, mimicry, jokes and many more.

Looking at their live performances on stage, I felt all of the class have done their jobs with utmost sincerity and dedication. They all deserve hands down ovation for putting up their talents in the best creative ways. All of them have done a wonderful jobs. It was fanciful. It was perfectly presented.

Of all, "Lozay and Tsangmo." have completely robbed my time and energy. Indeed, the participants of this groups have surprised the audience in their flairs and versatility. All our child need is a right support and the platform to grow and showcase their endowments. 

It was such an uplifting two days, thanks to our school management, class teachers, literary in-charge and our loyal, creative and thoughtful students, for wrapping up the show with most delightful literary activities for the year. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mathematically at 28

By calculation I have already lived my life for 10,220+ (28x365) days. Which means I have already used half of my life. What have I done? What am I supposed to do next? Where my destiny is taking me? But, at 28 - I became a Father of a She Baby. This is indeed the beginning of my Fatherhood Journey. 

From the time we have beget-ed a seed of life, you started to fill and remain in millions of thoughts and imaginations. The more time we spend with you, the closer we begin to feel you. We know what it is to be a parent, precisely a responsible parent. 

18th of March, 2017 - the day you were born as our little baby girl, the day that will always remain so special throughout. Although the curiosity were torn apart, however we have never ceased to dream for you. So, as you grow, we hope you would make us feel happy and proud with your work and personality. Perhaps, you have inhabit us the light of a parenthood.

Nevertheless, we wish you would grow up to an affectionate, loving, caring, responsible, understanding, well-adjustable and successful adults. 

                                     "When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced.
                                 Live your life in such a way that when you die, 
                                                 the world cries while you rejoice."

With change in time, we became mentally handicap and too ambitious for living a life with this and that jobs. Therefore, I also wanted you to be a great personality of my own choice without knowing your ability and luck. Remember, the road you are travelling is treacherous and unending.  

I wanted you to run after a Science College after you pass 10th grade and run after Engineering or Medical Colleges after you pass +2. 

I wish you to be a Singer and your mama said No! I wish you to be a Writer and your mama said No! I wish you to be an Artist and your mama said No! I wish you to be a human Doctor and your mama said No! What are all these? What values does it have? Why only these?

How foolishly I have tailored your future?

On one side, I stand firm to make you someone great which you may not be liking. On the other end, your mama wants you to be someone of her choice and liking. But, we don't know what fate has in store for you. All we wanted is - you to be kind and financially powerful!

I seek your absolution for making you mentally sick with many tangible options before you begin to figure out life, an unsure puppet of unhealthy minds. All I could realize is, my thoughts and plans are absolutely ridiculous.   

This world is a perfect place if you can take all with your positive energy. You can take your own strength to grow which brings you more joy. 
Every day before bed time, I always wish you be in a good health, more prosperous and a successful person. I throw all my weight and opportunity to grow old alongside with you.  

We look forward the best things to happen. We wish you would bring more peace and happiness in our family. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

‘Importance of conserving birds in Bhutan.’

Although, it is a century of rapid change in society, development in science and technology and in everyday life. It seemed that we became awfully miser and selfish towards safeguarding our forest from mining unreasonably high. At the cost of luxury, we became exceedingly ambitious and selfish of unrealistic commitments by mining our environment inaccurately. These changes should not come at the cost of conceding our immediate environment –beyond repair for which there are millions of life.  

Indeed, human beings are the main cause who is seriously posing a threat to our environment day in and day out. Over the recent years, intensifying and expanding reckless horizon of agricultural work, unlawful farm road construction and cunning hydroelectricity expansion has further slackened bird's natural habitat, nesting place and food. Climate change, with impacts already obvious is yet another serious threat building up around recently.

The number and the variety of birds migration has declined over the years. Several bird species continue to migrate and visit relatively unreasonable altitude is perhaps another outlandish failure from Royal Government of Bhutan, indicating serious change in our ecosystem.  Previously, most migratory birds used to spread uniformly across reasonable altitudes. However, recently we have started to see more bird species visiting the uncommon places. At the same time few bird species, which have declined terribly to an alarmingly low have shown poor human character. In the west, they have already started to feel this brunt of losing more such bird species than ever over few years of time, indicating serious disturbances in nature and urbanization. According to bird records and database maintained by UWICE, several migratory birds –black necked crane, hoopoe, bee-eaters, swifts, cuckoos and white-bellied heron have not visited theirs normal habitats indicating very staid imbalance in nature. This drop of bird population are due to - recent global heating, hunting, lack of food, construction of roads, hydro-power hijacking and moody pollution.
Perhaps, it has left our bird enthusiasts and environment lovers –beyond the question, when common migratory birds within District have failed to turn up for nesting, for feeding and breeding. Since, the places have seriously injured with unkind human planning that has left bird lover far away from reaching their bird destination.
According to International Bird Database showed that within few years of time, 2 – 3% of bird species have already crossed red-line boundary. Which means within few years an extinction rate has multiplied in many folds. The world records of bird’s database read, “one in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction exceptionally at high rate to almost 200 bird's species critically endangered. Plus, the Red List Assessment has warned that serious decline in many bird species over the years in the row is a serious concern and needed immediate national and international intervention.”
Honestly, we live in a small compact society and everything is still manageable. All we need is a committed mind to execute the plan more accurately and prudently. Unless we have a tight policy, we can never experience healthy environment and friendly ecosystem.

It is time that we must come together and make a proper decision and act wisely right from the base. Bhutan's forest coverage, ecology and conservation of some critically endangered bird species would result in top human management system in place for all times. In fact, we are already ahead of other advanced countries in knowledge of bird habitats and conservation. Therefore, it is our responsibility to make sure that the birds need to survive and multiply in a pristine and clean undisturbed environment with less threat. Let our individual social duty be their Red Carpet opportunity. It is time we must stand firm and let go some political gluttonous promises unnoticed.   

To let the population of bird decline would be a national shame. Safe wildlife to safe Bhutan's Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2

3rd, King of Bhutan and the Queen. 
May 2, of every year is marked as the Teachers Day coinciding with the birth of the Father of Modern Bhutan, His Majesty the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. 

The same day was marked to give an importance of the introduction of modern education system in Bhutan. Over the years some of the educational reforms has changed. However, the base of the education system has remains almost the same. 

Celebrating Teachers day simply means a lot for every teachers working far across the country. It symbolizes the importance of education, hardship born by teachers working in the field, education an inevitable subject for everyone's life and the power of education for one's living. 

On the day, all the teachers across the country get due recognition of their hardships and to work even harder in times to come. The message is so fine that nothing can beat education.   

My Facebook page and timeline was thoroughly flooded with -"Happy Teacher's Day, SIR!", messages from my teacher friends and dear students. This is how I am at least remembered once a year. This is the power of education, just salute for it. Let's put Education First!

Happy Teacher's Day to all my teachers and lecturers. The excitement among my blood stream today is palpable, to even leave a message to my parents for being my first teacher. Had you all been not there, my life would have been different and unique. Anyway, you all have shaped my living. 
Thank you all!

Monday, May 1, 2017

April Archive

His Majesty in Punakha with Granny.  His majesty's personal Facebook page. 

His Majesty and her Majesty; HRH Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck.

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