Friday, November 27, 2015

TA/DA Rush

Teachers outnumbered civil servants in Bhutan. So, when small opportunities like invigilator duty come, there is rush.  We had selection for invigilation last time, and it was lots of hullaballoo. Everyone wanted to go - when it was time for getting, but when it was time for work, nobody wanted to do. This is the nature of human, and the nature of (especially) Bhutanese mentality.

I didn’t go for now seven years, and when I tell them, they have many reasons. I have my stand too – many, in fact, but they wouldn’t listen to my stand, I know. I remain silent. And it is better, everywhere. To voice a voice is different here. One is treated like a bad criminal. SHIT!

There were some criteria, and these criteria are meant for breaking. Only a few follows, and most of the time they were broken by the heads. There were some teachers who got even if they didn’t qualify for any criteria. Within the same year they went out with lots of TA/DA, but that same teachers qualified the game. I don’t understand, if it’s due to their sycophancies or some sorts. And it’s unfair.

I have observed that opinions and suggestions are never respected. They are taken as negatives and often sailing against the current. Opinion is respected in the western countries. But here, it is taken as aggressive, and negatives, and look down. I feel, to improve and better our relationships, it’s very important to listen to others. BUT who listens is another question. EEERRRR!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chorten in Darla MSS - A Tribute to His Majesty

The significance of Chorten, known as stupa is said to be abundant; it not only takes one closer to the heaven, but also, it protects one from any kind of evils. The idea of construction came to us as a surprise. In the beginning, and everyone thought, constructing this kind of small monument is very easy and effortless kind of work. But, when the construction begins, it came to be a huge works, and involves lots of money. So, the coordinators count every one of us-staff, and we were told that nu. 1000/ (One thousand) will be deducted every month.  For two months then we have collected. Not only that, every student in the school was requested to donate any amount for the chorten. They also sent many letters of contribution to many localities and people. So, when the budget presentation was done in one of the meetings, the budget was amounted to almost 2 lakhs. The contribution and donation didn’t stop coming. There were contribution of both cash and kind.

I really appreciated the man behind this chorten. He is a thorough spiritual person. He is Mr. Ugyen Wangdi. He really worked hard to complete the chorten so that the school wanted to consecrate on 11th November coinciding with the HM, the fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. We dedicate this chorten for his long and peaceful life. and it truly completed on 11th November. Here is the picture story of the chorten.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Chorten

Foundation work


Busy like Bees

Carring Nangzu of the Chroten

Ready to Paint


Dedicated to 60th Birth Anniversary of 4th king

Tsatsa for the chorten

Some Nangzus - see lots of cats eyes

Old things

And without students the Chorten wouldnt have been completed

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Darla School Celebrates the 60th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Prayers for the long live of the kings
Chipdrel ceremony in the morning with the public of Darla
Making the right thing
Various songs and dances are performed, and this one is by class six - dancing for the long life of the king

Our students feeling proud to be Bhutanese

Class nine dancing

This Chorten is consecrated today and is dedicated to HM, the Fourth King

Singing of Zhabten and Listening to the King's speech aired in the school sound box

Our Public dancing

Class eight furling the flag so high

Consecration Going on

Lighting butter lamp for HM 60th birth anniversary

Monday, November 9, 2015

My felicitations to the Fourth king of Bhutan

My felicitations to the Fourth king of Bhutan on his 60th birth Anniversary – 11th November.

I offer my felicitations on the auspicious occasion of the fourth Druk Gyalpo for whose untiring efforts, unwavering resolution, far-sightedness and unbending rules has blessed the Bhutanese with a magnificent boon and has vouchsafed happiness.

My fervent prayers go out towards saintly King, who sowed the seeds, put the efforts to propagate or disseminate the light, and the fruit of which we are enjoying.

I salute to our Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. All praise be to the fourth king.

Now that Your Majesty has blessed us with ruler ship and has been the servants of the people, we also walk in the footsteps of Your Majesty to serve fellow-men and the country. We re-dedicate our services to Tsa wa Sum.

Let’s commemorate and share joys on the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s birth anniversary. And let’s reflect the works done by the noble regal.