Nima Dorji

One of the Youth Development Fund’s most active programs is its young volunteers in action, better known as Y-VIA. The volunteers are typically young students still going to high school.

Last week, in Changjiji, Y-VIA put on a delightful show to launch UNICEF’s state of the world’s children report. They sang, danced, acted and joked for their President, Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, and other guests from the civil service, education system, international organizations, and the local community.

But the Y-VIA volunteers also used the occasion to launch their own report, based on three case studies they had done on extreme poverty among urban youth. The stories are painful, but they must be heard. So I’m reproducing below, in their original, their case study about Nima Dorji, a trash collector who lives in Thimphu’s landfill …

Nima Dorji is a 14 years old boy who works and earns his own livelihood by collecting trash and selling to the scrap dealer in Phuntsholing. Nima is from Samdhingkha in Punakha. Both his parents are working. In fact his mother is in the civil service while his father is a carpenter. Nima left home at the age of 11. He has two younger sisters. He was a student of Babesa Primary school and then later he became a monk out of his own interest. His journey from a monk to a trash collector motivated us to look deeper into his life.

We found Nima, when out of curiosity to see if we could find children in the land fill of Memelakha.  We saw this thin and filthy looking boy rummaging through the piles of dirt along with the dogs. He ran away when he saw us for the first time. We made contact with him by giving him a set of clean clothes and some food. His story unfolds with him living with his parents in olakha. Both his parents work so there is some income in the family. He never enjoyed school. He refused to do his school work and this annoyed his mother. He wanted to be a monk instead. After failing in class two for two consecutive years, Nima‘s mother finally put him in a monastery in Samdrupjonkar. The same year, a lama advised the parents to send Nima to Trongsa dratshang. However, Nima was greatly disappointed when he saw the bad behavior of his monk friends and senior monks. He was bullied and beaten often. His learning according to him did not progress much. With great disappointment and despair he ran away to Thimphu. He found a friend in Thimphu who did trash business. Afraid to go home, he decided to become a trash collector and found a home with ten other young trash collectors. The two room house became Nima’s home and his friend, his new family.

We found his parents living in a hut in olakha. Ten members of the family live all together in this little hut. According to his mother, she is waiting to get him registered in a shedra. We took Nima to meet his mother to see their reaction. While Nima remained quiet, the mother was indifferent. It was difficult to see love or any family bond between Nima and his mother. We also visited his school and the teachers couldn’t recognize him as he had changed and aged drastically.  Nima did not draw too much attention from his teachers. He was just an average student who did not enjoy school. His friends were in class 5 and they too did not recognize him. They do remember one thing about him. He was passionate about becoming a monk.

Nima never got into drugs or any criminal activities. He was never a naughty boy when he was little. He hardly gave any problems. His only problem was not taking interest in his school studies.

As a trash collector he earns Nu 1900 a month. Nima is known to be a hardworking trash collector who also sends money to his mother. He still hopes that a day will come when he can have another opportunity to go back to school.

Nima along with his ten friends, live in the filthiest environment that we can ever imagine. They live with the trash of the entire Thimphu city. They work bare hands with no masks and their clothes are filthy. They work is hazardous to their health and they are prone to communicable diseases as they often rummage through wastes from the hospitals. Their hands often get cut and poked by syringes that are thrown in the rubbish.

Their diet consists mainly of potatoes and rice. Their day begins at 7 in the morning with the leftover of their dinner. Lunch is around 3 or 4 in the evening. The wife of one of his friends and her sister cook for the boys. Living with are two little toddlers whose playground is the land fill.

They do not have access to clean drinking water and electricity. They use a solar light in the night. They often get sick with diarrhea, cough and cold, headaches and other ailments brought about by poor hygiene and sanitation.

Nima often feels depressed with what he has become. He regrets leaving school and wishes he got sound and adequate guidance from his parents and teachers. He looks furlong and hopeless. He feels he brought this situation upon himself. This is just a story of Nima but the eyes of his friends told their own pathetic sad stories.

 

 

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  1. topden says:

    such facts point to issues at home that need focussed attention of government..if pm jigmi thinley & his government were to truly serve bhutan & the bhutanese, these are examples of where they to focus..
    if they were genuinely in the service of the people, they would devote extra time & effort to address such misfortune within bhutan, after all, charity begins at home..as opposed to spending loads of scarce public resources on globe trotting & preaching gnh, vying for personal glory & pride..
    that this government ignores domestic issues & plans meticulously for international events shows where their hearts really are..in doing so, they have very successfully lived in total denial & transformed our beloved 4ths noble gnh into absolute hypocrisy, gross & national..

  2. Karma D. says:

    Ours is a small population and human resource to us is very crucial and so must we realize that what is practical for the big Bhutanese Family be practised to the fullest. There were hard times when I was young but it is harder today. If we are trying to prove that perfection to the world that almost looks photo perfect we need to do our homework more. We can not allivate poverty by pushing it away from the capital to less visible places but designing a system that makes the parents responsible for their kids and government as the driving force. Creating homeless children in Bhutan is a shame and the we are already inviting troubles for tomorrow if we do not give our best today. Why should a child be collecting trash to survive in Bhutan? Why……..

  3. Read the story carefully before making comments. The boy went to school where he failed. The boy went to monastery and also failed there. He lacks enthuciasm and quest for learning and success. To make the matter worse, his mother does not have love and care for him. So, who can do what for such a boy. Is it government’s responsibility to tackle each individual’s problem? “Ask what you can do for the country, ask not what the country can do for you”.

  4. Thinlay says:

    Well, if we start narrating story of individuals failings the story will be endless; and if we start blaming government for any individuals failing the blame will be endless. The best government could do is to create an enabling environment for citizens to grow and be productive; But in the process, if any citizen becomes unproductive and burden on a society there is no one to blame but to himself or herself. This does not, in any case, meant to suggest that Government should not help. But every citizens also have responsibility to look after themselves.

    Cheers

  5. May my countrymen progress better. May they move out of poverty. May there be plenty of people to share the little they have. May there be many who will come to alleviate the sufferings of others (like that of Nima)and may they have resources to do so – time, money, efforts, intellectuals,system, etc. May the country have the system and all the people that lives the teachings/ values we follow and have been bestowed by our forefathers. May I become able to help those like Nima

  6. Where is labour ministry and labour laws?

  7. I and we know that OL is trying to bring all sorts of personal and individual problems in ortder to undermine the government’s image. But the matter of the fact is that no government will be able to help each individual. It is individual responsibility to avail the services given by the government. If OL is really concerned about such problematic people, why don’t you do something? Do what you can, but don’t blame the dog when you have mouse in the house.

  8. What I could gather from your story is that the root cause of what has happened seems to be Poverty and that has been fueled by a dysfunctional institutional system…example the monastery. I am not sure if this is created by the present government at all.

    You mentioned the mother is a civil servant (you might as well be aware of the level of income of that civil servant)…Living costs in Thimphu is exorbitantly rising by the day and even a first class civil servant officer faces problem without additional help.

    By the way do we have any higher authorities to whom we could complain about the functioning of their respective institutions without being victimized?

  9. And comments from Thinley and the Thinker saying that such stories are individual failures are very naive.

    When individuals fail, society fails too, and when society fails country fails too. We live in a increasingly inter-dependent world by the way.

    And at 10 years of age…without a strong family and institutional support how wise would an individual make a decision????

    What I have also observed is that our so-called NGOs formed to help such cases only sit in office and act when people come to them..otherwise I haven’t seen anyone walking out and looking for people who need help.
    Am not sure if such organizations are meant to function just that way.

  10. tashi choden says:

    First of all, thank you Lyonpo for bringing this on your page and giving it the due attention it deserves. and obviously thanks to other as well who have managed to respond on this particular post.
    I guess every has a point to make and allow me to do my share of sharing what it feels like to work for the youth of Bhutan and what it feels like when we hear cringing stories like this little boy in memelakha…
    Sure we can ask what you can do for your country and sure you can do something i guess….. provided there is a chance to do so.. provided that the environment is conducive to allow an ordinary person ( even a trash collector ) to do so…
    Okay lets talk why it is the government’s responsibility to look after the people and especially to ensure that many don;t live under poverty with even the most basic essentials denied to them while they enjoy the best of every facilities and even more.
    It is their duty because they have promised and took a alleged oath to service people and the country and because through the taxes paid by the people they get to enjoy the life they lead right now.
    Nim Dorji is one case and probably he wasn’t good at studies at all but what about those who are good at studies and then still don’t get to attend school because their parents cannot afford it or because there are no schools with a decent distance from their homes. What about those girls who have to work two jobs ( household chores) and then also attend school. What kind of burden is that on young children and whose fault is that… parents for being poor or the government for not making their lives better.
    The government who claims there is no budget and spends half a dollar in a rural project and takes four times as much for their fancy trips to god knows which part of the world.
    I hear that the government claims, GNH is the only thing we can sell at this rate in order to get money into the country. Is that really true???? who are we kidding? this GNH was sold a long time ago when His Majesty first pronounced it years ago. People actually loved it and now besides a few scholars who is piggy banking on it for their own academic advancement.
    and then there are a few NGO who wants to work for these section of the people. Tarayana, YDF, RENEW and many more now are somehow saving every buck to ensure that there’s a difference made in the lives of disadvantaged section of the population. and what happens? The few partners that we work with cannot give us any more money than we need to serve this people because we have to have a GNH conference in NYC…… and we have to claim that we are indeed the happiest people in the world and look at us for examples of sustainable development … really?? sustainable ….????? we can’t even keep up the implemention an act for a year… look at the Tobacco act.. who cares about it any more.. where is the fear of being caught ????? after putting nearly 100 people to jail because we needed “scape goats” ( in the voice of some people) today no body even thinks twice that there is an act like that in the country. and not to forget the black market…… who are we truly kidding????? really??? and who is benefiting in the end even if its for five years… what power and glamor …..
    Its absolutely disgusting and i hope and pray that the present government doesn’t make it to power ever again…. not if the first thing they want to discuss is the salary raise after being appointed… not if they put the country through so much debt and especially not if they can’t admit they make MISTAKES and cannot correct it in the best interest of the country and the people.. Long live our Kings !!!!!

  11. Tashi Choden,

    Pray, tell me, what is your excuse for being so exasperatingly ill informed and uneducated? If you are aping the OL in his relentless opposition of everything the government does or does not do, DO NOT DO IT, because you ought to know that the Opposition Leader is there in the Parliament solely for that specific purpose. You should also know that the mandate he carries, that of opposing the government on anything and everything, does not require him to be intelligent, or educated or meaningful or constructive or useful. The Opposition Leader has an Orange Scarf from the King to oppose at will and without let or hindrance from all and sundry.

    By contrast, you and I as responsible citizens do not have an Orange Scarf from the King and the sanctification of the Constitution to oppose blindly and without substance. Therefore, please learn to oppose with understanding and wisdom. If you read the history of comments on this blog, you will notice that I have not a single comment opposing the Hon’ble OL’s views. He is performing his duty and fulfilling a requirement mandated him as the Opposition Leader. In fact, I would say that it would be an act of treason against his party if he were to be supportive of anything the government does. He is doing a perfect job.

  12. Dengpo says:

    ProOL
    What a pathetic view! Read constitution carefully and understand it. OL role is not just oppose everything that gov does. Should provide meaningful opposition as well as support where required..ur understanding of OL role is very narrow and u r rather interpreting literally with the tittle….

  13. Dear proOL,
    You like OL seem to be disatisfied with the mistakes made by the government instead of being satisfied with its successes. You seem to believe that another government would not make any mistake which can never be true. We do not know the value of athing till it is lost. iIt will be too late when the great mistakes are already committed by making wrong votes. Will Nima Dorji be liberated from his suffering if OL comes to power? Only the time will tell.

  14. Hi Dengpo,
    Really? The Constitution requires the Opposition Leader to be meaningful in his oppositions? God Almighty, this is news to me!!!!!! I thought the Constitution grants him the legal sanction and mandates him to oppose without the need to be meaningful or constructive. Thank you for pointing that out to me. Seems like I have been the stupid one all along. But if that were true, then why is the OL picking on matters that are stupid and meaningless? Perhaps, like me, he too is confused about his responsibilities.

    Dear Drukpa,
    If you read my comments carefully and understand it, you will realize that not opposing the OL and his views is not an admission that I agree to whatever he says. I categorically stated that I do not oppose because I was under the impression that he need not be meaningful or substantive in his opposition of whatever the government does. But obviously I am wrong. Dengpo up there clearly says that the Constitution requires the OL to “provide meaningful opposition”.

    Let me assure you that it is not my belief that any other government will be better than the current one. But thus far, I have not seen a single mature or substantive argument, even falsely, painting the government in a bad light. What have been said so far in this blog are kiddish, immature and submitted by those who have a poor understanding of the real issues.

  15. What about Child Labor Act?? Isnt the Act in place???

  16. ProOL
    Yes u ve been stupid along!

  17. You ladies and gentlemen are hijacking the real issue. Please don’t quarrel and let’s try to make some sense and direction her. The facts in issue are:
    The boy Nima wasn’t interested to study so he left the school.
    Nima was interested and enthusiastic about becoming a monk.
    Nima joined but the condition at where he went fell much short of his expectations. Instead there were bullies, indisciplined senior monks. Disappointed, he left that too! His mom had lost hope and interest in him.
    Nima is now a trash collector!
    So do we hang him now? Do we condemn him? He already is!
    This story is neither an isolated case nor an accidental one. There are children like Nima and his friends in nearly every town outskirts.
    Nobody goes around looking for them or such children. We don’t know why. But we keep hearing about vague activities of NCWNC, Save the Children and some new NGOs. What they do and how they operate is not publicly announced or notified. Why can’t Waste Management people employ these children since they are already at work? Give them a decent shelter, an overall/dungaree, gloves, masks and helmets etc? This not such a colossal task for the city corpn or the govt!
    Also it’s the govt.’s job to oversee the inside functioning of the dratsangs/rabdeys where atrocities abound with minor students. All the disconnectedness, the delinking and missing links between institutions/ministries/departments need to be audited for smooth delivery of services which hasn’t happened since 2008!
    Analytical stock taking of internal events should be discussed and shared openly not quarrel amongst us who can adequately understand the short comings of our system and the honchos running the shows around!

  18. ProOL, you must remember that great spirits have always encountered violent opposition usually from mediocre minds!

  19. Dengpo,
    Agreed 100% you are the one Oh so smart – I really am stupid.

    Karma Tenzin,
    I would say – less than mediocre.

  20. Thinlay says:

    Karma Tenzin makes very good suggestion. Thimphu City Corp. could employ trash collectors and provide them decent shelter and wage. In this way, everybody wins. There is no room for infighting and finger pointing.

    Cheers

  21. ProOl I’m really not much into arguing with anybody for any reasons whatsoever. So I accept I’m much less than mediocre and I’ve no problem with that. neither should you! And I had just picked up that piece from somewhere about violent opposition to great spirits from mediocre minds and it wasn’t directed to you or your views. If you revisit my piece, you’ll find we are on the same side! Therefore, someone who somehow didn’t quite go along with our views, what we consider considered opinions should take up the issue with me! You don’t have to doubt my identity as I don’t have to be in a cloak. I’m what my name says at the top of my piece, Karma Tenzin, Yongba to my close buddies. Be happy and please don’t sulk! We are together in the attempt and efforts to share our individual understandings of issues that afflict us as people and society. No offense to anyone intended!

  22. Dear Karma Tenzin (Yongba),

    I think you misunderstood me … that “less than mediocre” was not direct at you … but at those who has no idea what they are talking about. They have not even understood the implications of what I wrote – and yet are quick to brand me stupid :)

    Glad to know that it is you – Yongba. I know you very well and you know me very well. I love that book of yours – “The Restless Relic” — I am yet to read your second book “The Barnyard Murder & Other Stories”.

  23. Hi Karma Tenzin,
    Do you think the problems and harassments in the schools and Dratshangs happended only to Nima Dorji? Nowhere is problem-free because it is not a paradise. But, we must learn to live through problems by finding better ways. What I’m trying to actually point out is that individual failure is blamed to the government while individual success is never creditted to the government. I’m not a member of ruling party, but responsible citizens should uphold the government’s deeds. Our fourth king remarked, “A small thing done by every ibndividual is more valuable than a great thing done by the government. So, if OL saw Nima Dorji, does he not have the responsibility to do something? Will he be helped by putting the information about him in this forum?

  24. I have a similar story to share la.
    I was doing some maintenance of my maruti 800 – small is beautiful – car in one of the workshops in Olakha. :-)
    It was midday with a scorching sun, outside the garage. Anyway, I saw this desolate young woman smeared with grease and other automobile dirts over her hands and face. She was sitting on the soil and digging some thrash from the soil, perhaps some rusted nails,bolts or something with a crying baby on her back. While the mother, with a monalisa sad face (she had a dash of doma stain on her lips), worked on collecting the thrash, the poor baby girl on her back was wailing, evidently from the burning sun, and also because she was in pain from the sari (baby carrying belt?) that ran tightly like a rope over her back.

    There was one or two more children (I don’t remember correctly) beside the mother who was oblivious to the situation, the cry of her baby, because she was perhaps, engrossed in her work or by some thoughts that troubled her. She was really a pitiful sight to look at, but I was a little annoyed with her as well for not caring her baby.

    She looked like a southern Bhutanese and I called her “wai Didi..” to tell her that her baby was having trouble. I called her twice or thrice but she wouldn’t respond to me. Then one of the mechanics told me that she was a sharchokpa.

    I went closer to the woman and the children and told the woman that her baby was perhaps having pain from the carrying belt and to adjust it. She said nothing and kept on prodding the earth for the scrapes.

    The another woman, this one wearing a wash-faded jean, also a thrash collector and apparently her friend, came near me. I told her to tell her friend to adjust the belt of the baby and asked her if her friend was a deaf mute. She said she speaks and that she was only very sad and feeling lost somehow, because she had problems with her husband who was a jobless drunkard who beat her regularly.

    I felt a swell of compassion, not so much to the mother, as it was for the suffering little child, took out three hundred ngultrum and gave it to the woman, telling her to buy her baby something to eat.
    To her friend, who was also staring, I gave her a hundred ngultrum note.

    I am not making up a story. This thing happened to me just a few months ago when I was in Thimphu for a while. It is sad but true, but how can we solve every human problem. I am myself a suffering little man looking for some kind of independence and happiness in life. :-)

  25. Druka, let me answer your last question first. Yes, OL posting in his ownblog will indirectly help Nima and future Nimas or the Nimas in the making. Please think again as you are an obviously a well read man/woman. Briefly and sadly, I had no idea about this particular Nima’s case but seen many urchins in nearly every towns of ours, till this blog!
    So we came to know about Nima and so we are discussing Nima’s plight here and so we are learning! I also agree that we are pointing accusing fingers to the establishment we’ve voted for and we are included, too! The other thing is; who inspects the dratsang/rabdyes where sodomy and related harrassments are rampant,atrocities committed in the name of discipline, and school girls molested by teachers, boys being bullied and lot of other things? we want our govt. to clean up the house first, clean up the garbage, corruption, cut down fire accidents and road accidents that kill people and destroy properties at regular intervals and go slow on IT park and edu city stuff and create enabling conditions fo the youth to go back to villages and grow food, rear cows and pigs and not hang around towns without work! Collective responsibility is a mantra oft repeated, but its govt. who gets paid to do a good job!

  26. tashi choden says:

    hello Prool or whatever you are hiding behind your real name,

    I am neither aping the OL nor opposing what the government does. I am an educated, well informed citizen who sees the reality and would like to talk about it without hiding my true identity or name unlike you.
    and for your information, the OL plus all our so called elected members need to be “intelligent or educated or meaningful or constructive or useful” and if they have half the brains they need to be analytical too about things they do.

    Well i don’t have an orange scarf and i don’t need one to state my opinion or to point out that may be the government isn’t doing enough if they are not. And like you pray!!!! i will do it to any government who doesn’t do enough for the people and the country.
    And finally I don;t care whether or not you opposed the OL. Its none of my business. You should ( constructively) if you think he is wrong just as we do when we see that government is not doing enough or at least can do much more….

  27. Dear Tashi Choden,

    Fortunately, for the OL, I am a person who is out of the age of naivety where you are quite obviously stuck. You pride yourself as being an educated and well-informed citizen but from where I stand, the reality you see is nothing more than that seen from the eyes of an adolescent struggling to cross the threshold of puberty.

    I am amazed that you have the audacity to talk of “analytical” brain while at the same time giving credence to the OL’s contention that the government should be solely responsible for the failures of a habitual and incorrigible delinquent. Unless your head is screwed at the wrong end, you ought to know that no government is responsible to the individual but to the society as a whole. Thus, if an individual fails to make it in life when most others have made it within the same given atmosphere and opportunities, the onus is on the person and not the government.

    As to why I am not opposing the OL, trust me, I can oppose every single post that appears on this Blog. However, the difference between you and me is that I am not as naïve, nor as stupid. The Opposition will be the opposition. I recognize the need for him to oppose the government, his Opposition, as vehemently as he can. If he were to sing odes to the achievements of the government, he has got to be an idiot, which he is not. In fact, I am impressed by his tenacity. He is duty bound to be relentless in his tirade against the government because, even if he can convince one dodo (and there are many out there) to believe in what he says, that is one vote less to his Opposition. It would have served his purpose. That is why I say that the OL does not need to be meaningful – all he needs is to do is, oppose, oppose, oppose and oppose.

    Ofcourse you do not need an Orange Scarf to state your opinion, but you may wish to reconsider your need to be so pompous about revealing your real identity because it could save you some embarrassment among your peers. Surely, few of them must have a better opinion of you.

  28. Wai charo tsu! Tham ma chap mena? Ani na lu gay ru fam ru, thop shore ga lu yang mi. Nebay ra thab dego ba chen, choe yontoen yoebay ta ya meb zom go wong rogi!

  29. Ata Yongba,
    Don’t you worry, here is where I stop. But at times, despite exercising supreme restraint, I cannot help but react. I mean, there has got to be a limit to people’s idiocy. Just because some upstart has the urge to run off with his/her motor mouth, I don’t have to suffer the indignity placidly. It is so damn infuriating to be subjected to such a load of garbage!

  30. tashi choden says:

    Oh wise prool with with a level head .. if you read without a preconceived opinion or notion , OL or I ..we are not blaming the government for “the failures of a habitual and incorrigible delinquent” and for your information these people that you label as “habitual and incorrigible delinquent” are sadly the future of our country. Its not just one or two.. there are hundreds who could use all the help unfortunately that barely comes from our committed and promising government. As far as I know it has been all talk and no action.
    I guess my head is screwed to the wrong side.. if you would like to call it that way.. for wanting to see that there’s equality among all the people in the country and unlike you can;t turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to the sufferings of others, particularly those that are suffering due to lack of basic essentials even at the cost of being “pompous” or “audacious”.
    My argument was never directed to you unless you started it and while you say that you don’t want to oppose, all you have done in the last thread is oppose to everyone who had something nice to the job of the Opposition….I wonder what your problem really is??? that there are supporters for the opposition ?????

  31. tashi choden says:

    Oh wise prool with a level head .. if you read without a preconceived opinion or notion , OL or I ..we are not blaming the government for “the failures of a habitual and incorrigible delinquent” and for your information these people that you label as “habitual and incorrigible delinquent” are sadly the future of our country. Its not just one or two.. there are hundreds who could use all the help unfortunately that barely comes from our committed and promising government. As far as I know it has been all talk and no action.
    I guess my head is screwed to the wrong side.. if you would like to call it that way.. for wanting to see that there’s equality among all the people in the country and unlike you can;t turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to the sufferings of others, particularly those that are suffering due to lack of basic essentials even at the cost of being “pompous” or “audacious”.
    My argument was never directed to you unless you started it and while you say that you don’t want to oppose, all you have done in the last thread is oppose to everyone who had something nice to the job of the Opposition….I wonder what your problem really is??? that there are supporters for the opposition ?????

  32. tashi choden says:

    and try restraining harder if you really want to .. because i see that you have reacted to almost everyone’s post….. even getting personal and calling names… and defaming us… If that’s how the wise men like you function in our country.. I am glad I have a motor mouth and what i say is garbage… because there’s no way i would want to be anywhere close to a hypocrite…

  33. I give up guys! We are mixing and confusing eduction with knowledge, intelligence with wisdom, theoretical learning with practical applications and finally landing up quarreling which is not exactly inspiring. Let’s cool off and if at all, let’s get our parliamentarians open their eyes and ears, too, and get their attention to the mess they can still clean up before they run of gas come 2013!

  34. Barun Gurung says:

    My name is Barun Gurung and currently I am studying in Bangkok. whenever I find time I go through your blog and it gives me immense knowledge and insights about our nation. Your stories covers every corners of the country and it signifies the strength and weakness of our nation.
    I am eagerly waiting for 2013 election especially when the DPT regime will end their term in a bitter note (Rupee Crunch). DPT and Lynchoen in particular have been very instrumental in shaping our nation as a peaceful and progressive. We would be happy if he continues to rule for another term but if you and your party comes to power we would expect better Bhutan than under DPT.I see PDP as a party who is hungry for rapid economic growth; who is in pursuit of international recognition; and as an effective actor in developing rural part of the country. PDP might meet all their goals and aspiration with an efficient team but what we want PDP to blend their agenda with DPT. This way our nation will be strong in every sense and future will be safe and secured for coming generations.

    Thank you
    barun150@yahoo.com

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