Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley, who has been abroad over a week, has said that the nation hasn’t lost but gained another opportunity to renew and further enrich proud heritage.
At a time when the entire nation has been mourning the disappearance of 17th century’s Wangdi Phodrang Dzong, PM Thinley communicated such a message to citizens from abroad, Tuesday.
He said, “Wangdi Phodrang Dzong did not succumb for the first time to the reality and inevitability of destruction. It was destroyed before and it will be destroyed again by forces beyond our control.”
Thinley also reminded the nation that it (dzong) was rebuilt and it always stood as the Dzong that Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built until the day before.
“We the people of Bhutan have not lost but gained another opportunity to renew and further enrich our proud heritage,” he further said added, “The people of Shar Dhar Gye will have their dzong again. So, like the indomitable will of the Bhutanese people and the fame of Palden Drukpa, Wangdi Dzong will rise again with greater glory and magnificence.”