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The medicine man of Tsirang

Profile: Fifty-nine-year-old Partiman Aley of Tsirang has kept his ancestral herbal medicinal practice alive. He clearly remembers the day he began learning the secrets of herbal medicine in 1967 from his grandfather. He was 10 years old. He accompanied his grandfather into the high Himalayas in search of herbal plants. ...

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Couple gives new hope to abandoned girl

Education: Mendrelgang Central School (MCS) did not take in pre primary children to stay in the hostel this year. That is because of abscence of a full time caretaker. But there are a few exceptions, especially on humanitarian grounds.

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Love for art keeps the school alive

Handicraft: Karma Jamtsho, who had just quit monastic education, was heartbroken when he was disqualified from attending National Institute for Zorig Chusum (traditional art and crafts) because he didn’t have the required minimum qualification of Class VI.

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A farmer leads the way

Farming: Aum Sangay, 56, from Shumar in Pemagatshel, may be just any ordinary farmer, but she is also a hard working farmer, who believes trying every new farming methods the government officials introduce in the village.

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Sharlingkhar ruins: People’s wish to save it

History: More than a century ago, they say, there was a great dzong called Sharlingkhar in Shumar, Pemagatshel. From this great fortress ruled Dzongpon Kolokpo. But then, as they also say the rest is history, one can today see only the ruins of the great dzong of Sharlingkhar. We can only imagine its magnificence and strategic significance.

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