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Inclusive development?

Ageing affects everyone. But when the elderly are tucked away or left behind in villages and monasteries and streets, away from the gaze of the younger lot living in towns, the ageing process and the elderly appear to become invisible.

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Need to bolster preparedness

A study by experts has found that Thimphu is vulnerable to many types of natural disasters. Rainfall-induced floods and landslides were among the many dangers facing the city and its fringes.

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How media literate are we?

As our society evolves, the way we share information is changing. And we are grappling with this difficult evolution today. In the society we live, prudish as we might want to believe we are, change is driving us one way. We are talking about media literacy – the ability to access, analyse, evaluate, and create media in a variety of forms.

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Take development to the highland

In the first meeting of the highlanders in the capital Wednesday, more than 350 highlanders from 10 dzongkhags met to put before the government a list of priorities for the highland communities in the 12th Plan.

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Invest in agriculture

Some encouraging developments are happening in the agriculture sector. This is good and reassuring because one of our most important national dreams rests on the development of agriculture where more than half our population are. We have long recognised that as a small and independent nation, it is critically important for us to achieve food self-sufficiency and security.

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Wake up to the task

The city roads in Thimphu are so bad that people have now stopped waiting for the thromde whose job it is to fix. There is not a single stretch of road long enough that is not without a pothole. In places, depressions are like craters hollowed by the impact of meteorite.

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Preparing our children for the future

We are today talking about right attributes that our children need to have to enter the wider world of reality. What this means is how are we preparing our children for the future that they will face sooner or later. Yes, we are talking about education.

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