Happy birthday YDF

Cause to dance

Cause to dance

About ten years ago, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo commanded the establishment of a sustainable funding mechanism for the development of our youth. So Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, started the Youth Development Fund to realize the vision of our beloved monarch. During the last decade, Her Majesty has worked tirelessly to build this important institution, which has already benefited countless thousands of our youth.

So on 16 June, when friends and supporters of YDF gathered at the Taj to celebrate its 10th anniversary, I respectfully offer tashi delek to Her Majesty and the staff of YDF for serving our youth with complete dedication and for giving them hope…a worthy cause, indeed.


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  1. tashi delek to the YDF for a great and sustainable job.

  2. Dinesh Pradhan says

    I’ve been a Volunteer in YDF since 2002. It was at da YDF Focal Persons Meeting held at Hotel Druk that I first met U la. U had come as a Facilitator, speaking on behalf of the NTTA. (I remember U dancing to Gola Bumthang Mathra energetically that time. Lol.)
    We me subsequently in another meeting in 2003 at the old Youth Center. (We danced again that time. Lol.)
    I was in the group who started Youth Volunteers in Action (Y-VIA) in 2003. We did some fund-raising work for the YDF and participated in many awareness workshops and came up with a couple of projects also. It is with pride that I can say Y-VIA has branched out to a couple of Dzongkhags and now involves a lot of school-going youth as well as those who’re not studying; exactly how we envisioned Y-VIA to perform when we created it.
    YDF has done an amazing job till now and it will continue to do so. It has made a difference in the lives of so many young Bhutanese; it surely has made a huge difference in mine.
    I join U in congratulating YDF, the Office Bearers and the Managing Board, and all those who were involved in its many projects, for being directly responsible for that difference in our lives.

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