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Bhutan’s modern health care development accelerated with the establishment of the Department of Public Health in the 1960’s and the opening of new hospitals and dispensaries throughout the country. However careful attention had always been given to traditional practice and the people’s perception of illness. This has ensured that modern healthcare services and indigenous medical...
The earliest surviving records of Bhutan’s history show that Tibetan influence already existed from the 6th century. King Songtsen Gampo who ruled Tibet from 627-649AD was responsible for the construction of Bhutan’s oldest surviving Buddhist temples, the Kyichhu Lhakhang in Paro and the Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang . Settlement in Bhutan by people of Tibetan...
My dear people, Photo: Kuenselonline.com As King, I have been deeply blessed by the satisfaction of seeing immense achievements in four short years, made possible only by the harmonious bond between the people and government, as we worked hand in hand. We have conducted our first general elections, formed the government and opposition, instituted the...
Two years ago, the Bhutanese people witnessed the coronation of His Majesty with immeasurable joy. His Majesty adorned with the sacred Dhar-na-Nga emerged from the Machhen Lhakhang, an event that will forever be etched in the minds of the people. This year, His Majesty the King marked the 2nd Coronation anniversary with the affected families...
What is the Musical Tradition of Bhutan? What are the characteristics that determine and differentiate Bhutanese Music from rest of the world? Do Bhutan have its own musical tradition? What about Bhutanese pop music? Music of Bhutan comprise of broadly two categories, the traditional genres such as zhungdra and boedra, and a modern genre called...