‘We’ve gained an opportunity’

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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.

Prime Minister Thinley

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.”

26644 COMMENTS

  1. JYT SAYS GAINED OPPORTUNITY, TO MAKE MONEY FROM FOREIGN DONATIONS AND TO BECOME RICH IN THE NAME OF REBUILDING LOST DZONG. HE DOES NOT REALIZE THAT DEITY IS ANGRY FOR THEIR WRONG DOINGS/ SINS .EVERY THING IS GOING AGAINST BUDHIST PRINCIPLES IN BHUTAN THAT IS WHY GUARDIAN DEITY IS SAD AND ANGRY . HOPE BHUTANESE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THE RULERS SINS.GOD SAVE US ALL.

  2. There is very little point in going backwards now. And we shall gain very little by pointing fingers at leaders and deities. The only way is to move forward and build up an ever prominent Dzong. If the Dzong as I heard is 400 years, then it is time for change of design and materials – all the things connected to humans are infact mortal: living or not.