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A special National Day

It was a special National Day for Bhutan yesterday, especially for those in attendance in Trongsa.

They were graced by the presence of His Majesty The King, His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey.

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Going paperless

It’s been more than a year since the less paper initiative was adopted but we’re still seeing an unreasonable amount of paper floating around.

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We remain ever grateful

It was on December 15, 2003, when tears were shed, and voices choked and cracked. It was on this date when most Bhutanese heard for the first time that their beloved King Jigme Singye Wangchuck was in the south, leading the troops in the combat zone to flush out militants after having exhausted all possible peaceful means.

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We can certainly do more

Thousands of Bhutanese participated in a mass cleaning campaign yesterday. Children as young as three were seen tagging along their parents and elders, picking up waste lying by the roadsides and drains. There were powerful people. There were powerless people, too.

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A Decade on the Golden Throne

Exactly ten years ago today, the Great Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck handed over the destiny of Bhutan to His Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Drukyul continued its journey of unprecedented peace, harmony and prosperity.

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Encouraging self-employment

Youth unemployment is growing. For a country like Bhutan, this could have serious implications.

According to the labour ministry’s Labour Force Survey Report 2015, 147,000 people will be looking for employment by 2018. The figure is staggering. It is worrying.

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