1. What is the most important thing for you in your life?
Ø A decent earnings and family
2. What impresses you the most in a person?
Ø A kindness to help others grow along with oneself
3. What life means to me / meant for me so far.
Ø Growing myself to a better human. Experimenting the change and faring well to the situation.
4. Great times and great events that I have seen in Bhutan.
Ø Abdication of the power of great fourth to his son, Institution of Constitutional Monarchial Democracy, Crowning of fifth King to the golden throne, Royal Wedding, birth of Gyelsey, two terms of elected government in power, laying of artificial football turfs across country,
5. My understanding of Traditional Bhutanese Cultural values and its importance.
Ø Bhutan has picked up its name and fame over its unprecedented preservation of culture and the related values embedded along. Though over the years culture has remediable alteration but have not seen revolution. Varied culture regionally are important but having inculcate common culture would be of greater attention.
Ø Culture plays vital role in making Bhutan unique and so does the sovereignty come together. The common values in its citizens would generate better understanding of humanity and sync to the needs.
6. How different experiences in my life have contributed to my successes and failures.
Ø I studied science and the work I am doing is complete opposite. However, an adversities in real ground has given me an opportunity to go out of box and do something helpful to the society and contribute in little way.
7. How my life was adversely affected by my youthful misadventures.
Ø I did not have anything done out of the context where families, friends and people I am related have to borne the consequences.
8. Great personalities in Bhutan (past and present) who influenced my life, my heroes in Bhutan.
Ø Fouth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk, Lama Zhenphen, Kheyentse Rinpoche, Dasho Sonam Kinga, Dasho Aum Neten, Wangcha Sangay, Dorji Penjore(CBS).
9. Some of my life experiences that may be useful to share with youth of Bhutan.
Ø I am Drugs, Alcohol and Meat free and enjoying the healthy asset of life.
10. If I get a chance to relive my life, how I would redress it.
Ø Start a Charitable organization targeting rural youths and Old age home in Thimphu.
11. Bhutanese history and its significance as I see it.
Ø Bhutan’s history dates back to 7th century or earlier when Guru Rinpcohe visited Bhutan and in succession with so many great Lamas and Zhabdrubg unifying later in 17th century. Kings, wars with British India, independent, Buddhism rooting and boundary intact has leveled its stand to the world undeniably proud and high.
12. What my village, Dzongkhag and country means to me, and how they have helped to shape my life.
Ø I started my early life in village and moved to town. The experiences in village and town has given me diverse proficiencies making me better person fight tackle life with support from friends and families.
13. Driglam Choe Sum and its importance in one’s life.
Ø I am not religious but spiritual person. Not so regular, I do not fail to connect myself to Lama Kencho Sum. Drig, Etiquette I learnt in college and do not have trouble executing when in need. Lam, the tradition do not fail to impress any Bhutanese nor guests. So I am not apart. Well to move or get your head raised in life we cannot miss to leave Driglam Choe Sum behind. Harmonizing with society one has to synchronize Drig, Lam and Choe.
14. How my cultural values have deeply influenced my life?
Ø Cultural values are something one cannot measure but helping/attending friends, relatives and any other when in adversity, being kind at any situation treats others eyes and get helped in return.
15. Lochoe and its importance to youth.
Ø It’s a time when everyone pays their homage, thank the deities for the bounty year they had, families gather and feast themselves a good time together. So sacrificing a day or two would create more good and build a better society.
16. Festivals, Losars and Tsechus and their significance in the lives of Bhutanese youth.
Ø Like Lochoe it’s a merry time for all, coming everyone together, sharing and enjoying to the tune of the events create more harmony. Youths attending or rooting them the values would help take the traditions forward.
17. What are good and bad manners according to the Bhutanese culture?
18. In what ways are Bhutanese different from others?
Ø The mindset of Karma’s existent makes people different.
19. How to preserve and promote Bhutanese Traditional Cultural Heritage.
Ø Having the basics included in academic curriculum, good parenting, large community involvement, immediate government attention/aid in renovation or new project. Not making heritages business oriented, meaning free entries to any one any faith wishing to visit.
20. How do you view the present knowledge and practice of Driglam Chu Sum by the youth of Bhutan?
Ø We have a system in place where drig and lam were well taken care off however youths are complacent when it comes to understanding Choe spiritually.
21. What aspects of Bhutanese culture values are degenerating?
Ø Tha Damtse amongst married couples. The atmosphere while dining, most family do not tend to dine together.
22. What are the main strategies that we should adopt to rectify these degenerating cultural practices and values.
Ø Stringent marriage act or rules and parents/children sacrificing time to dine same time or even cooking together.
23. What are our timeless famous Bhutanese sayings that would be useful for our youth?
Ø Jigten Machey, Damchoe Maha.
24. What are Bhutanese folk stories for children?
Ø I don’t have an idea.
25. Bhutanese Children songs
Ø I don’t have an idea
26. Bhutanese lullabies.
Ø I don’t know.
27. Famous Bhutanese Lams – lopens and their stories.
28. Our great monarchs and how they secured and sustained country’s sovereignty, unity, independence and progress.
Ø Starting from Jigme Namgyel and installing Sir Ugyen Wangchuk to the golden throne in 1907 as first king of Bhutan. Second king Jigme Namgyel maintained isolation from outside world except for British India and the third king opened up to the outside world making him the king of modern Bhutan. The legacy continued and the fourth king ushered with greater responsibilities from early age gifted Bhutan the democracy. The selfless youth’s fifth king is taking Bhutan to another level securing its independent and the prosperity to her nation.
29. Can Bhutan lead the world in the development of a unique human value system?
Ø Yes. Bhutan successfully proposed GNH to the UN and its adoption speaks aloud.
30. The importance of parents in our lives.
Ø First teacher is the most important of all.
31. The importance of honesty, loyalty, integrity and hard work for youth.
Ø It’s the most debated in today’s world but of course one would not grow in principles and lags behind in life.
32. The importance of family, friends, teachers, community and the country in the life of our youth.
Ø The person you are now would determine the influences of the above.
33. According to you, what is the source of our sovereignty, security, peace and prosperity?
Ø Our culture and Bhutanese Buddhist mindset
34. How much importance does Bhutanese give to the acquisition of wealth in their lives?
Ø Time has changed and so do does the people and their needs. I would say it’s a first priority now.
35. The importance of practicing Dharma by the youth.
Ø The differences is vast between those who has acquired knowledge of dharma and the lay people. The perception, the act and thinking differs.
36. The future of Bhutan and how we should shape it.
Ø I would stick to the same pace with educating everyone to certain standard.
37. What do we learn from the lives of common man and woman in our villages?
Ø The hard earned lives and the responsibility we do not cater in town manually.
38. How modernization has affected the lives of present youth in Bhutan.
Ø It has both good and bad for everyone indeed. Kids picks up learning everything fast and information on a click of button and other side minimizing socializing.
39. How do you view nature and eco system’s importance in our lives?
Ø In Bhutan environment contributes to the economy and sustainable environment approach is a necessary.
40. How important is the recitation of daily prayers by the youth.
Ø It depends on individuals, those to religious does every day and other spiritual do not. Likewise the effects varies and contribution to their happiness satisfaction.
41. How would you place the importance of money, land and house for the younger generation?
Ø House first and then the money, land optional considering education taken care.
42. Your advice to the present generation of Bhutan.
Ø Never stop learning, master something you like the most. Do not part parents. Respects laws of the land.
43. What is a “Collective merit” and how it can be generated individually or collectively in our country?
Ø Collective merit is merit generated by many people. Being kind, working on common goals, understanding dharma and following country’s laws would help generate merits.
44. What are the main tenants of value education that should be included in the development of human value system for the youth of Bhutan?
Ø Aptitude and attitude
45. What according to you are basic collective and individual aspirational principles and Temperaments and that may reflect true nation building characteristics
Ø Loyalty, learn graciously the one one loves, be creative and contribute to the society.
46. Is there a difference between in the upbringing of children among educated and uneducated parents?
47. What do you understand by Bhutanese DNA?
Ø Kind people, approachable
48. It is said that Bhutanese are very united and resilient in difficult times but they lack integrity and solidarity in peaceful times.
Ø It’s a universal trend of pointing flaws and defaming to one small mistake overlooking the so many greatest deeds one has accrued for the benefit of general public.
49. What are the reasons for increasing number of divorce cases?
Ø Financial problems, easy accessible social networks, so many employed people depending on opposites.
50. What are your personal reasons for the lack of respect and love for ones parents by the children?
Ø Parents’ divorce, limited time for kids
51. What is the source of personal happiness?
Ø Being able to be an independent person.