Happy Birthday to the Dragon Prince
Warmest congratulations to Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Dragon Prince of Bhutan, who is celebrating his first birthday on the 5th February. To mark the occasion, his proud parents have released a new photo of their young prince, and doesn’t he look handsome in his little yellow gho.
To mark his birth last year, numerous celebrations and commemorations took place across the Thunder Dragon Kingdom in keeping with guiding principle of Gross National Happiness: Restoration work began on the historic Drukgyal Dzong in Paro, 108,000 trees were planted across the kingdom and numerous festivities and sacred ceremonies were held.
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (BMRES), their President, Jo Bradwell, has written a book documenting the organisation’s many medical expeditions over the years.
One of Bhutan’s leading environmentalists, Dasho Benji Dorji, has recorded a fascinating talk for the Bhutan Society of the UK. He established Bhutan’s Royal Society for the Protection of Nature in 1987 and has been a passionate advocate for the preservation of the endangered Black-necked cranes.
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