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Friday, August 3, 2012

Bhutan - A mysterious land

An Indian Geologist Mr. Vara Prasad who visited Bhutan to survey  and to study the environment  as a part of construction of ACC cement factory  shared his Bhutan experiences with Venkat poolabala.

Here is the story in brief. Bhutan is a remote and mysterious region for many people.  Those who see from remote countries only hills there. They might call this land locked country.  Being close to Bhutan  Indians should not  miss this opportunity of visiting  this exotic area with its unique culture, rich history and very friendly people. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed! Bhutan is a country without noise.  Bhutan has wonderful culture and calmness.  When Hyderabad population was 14 lakhs the population of Bhutan was 7 lakhs.  Slowness and peace are the two rivers that flow through the lives of Bhutanese.  You can make the most of you visit.  Bhutanese were quite traditional. Television was banned( now allowed) not many newspapers  but Schools and colleges are plenty in Bhutan. Bhutan also hires Indian teachers. Mr. Vara Prasad met a few Indian teachers in samdrup jonkar.  Samdrup Jongkhar is located in Bhutan - about 208 km East of Thimphu, the Bhutanese capital.  The unexplored terrain certainly deserves the attention of nature lovers as well as tourists.   From Gauhati Sandrup jonkar 65km by train. It is the district Head quarters full of flora and fauna.
Yes  it is the policy of Bhutan government to maintain forest land and nature.  Sixty  percent of the country should be forest.  Sounds great!! Doesn’t it?  The land of the thunder dragon kingdom is a travelers paradise and an environmentalist’s dream. With 72 percent of the country under forest cover. The men and women of Bhutan have their traditional dresses. They should wear them. It is mandatory. We can see the ascending  roads  pass through a variety of vegetation zones in the Himalayan foothills. Looking back we get a distant view of the Indian plains. The roads are so high that we may be above the clouds! The roadside is rich in plants including ferns, rhododendrons and primulas. Women wear traditional dresses.  
Among many things of decent attraction, the culture is the biggest attraction.  If you visit Bhutan it gives you a chance to see how Bhutan has managed to hold on to its cultural traditions.  Bhutanese are Buddhists.  Mahayana Buddhism provides the essence of a unique identity for the 700,000 people of Bhutan. They don’t crave for western culture like Indians.  Their ability to respect their culture is remarkable it is reflected in retaining their culture. Archery is their national sport not cricket. India and Indians must learn from Bhutan.










11 comments:

  1. it is my personal interest to know about different cultures sir and I really thank you for this wonderful article. I enjoyed myself while reading the article and I actually felt the scenes in front of my eyes like "roads are so high that we may be above the clouds!" . Overall its a good experience for me to know about culture in Bhutan.

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  2. Thank you for the feedback. you an expect similar articles.

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  3. That's really nice of them. Giving such importance to their cultues and traditions is remarkable... Thank you Sir for such a nice article..

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  4. The tradition followed by them is superb...The line that which I liked the most is " They don't crave for western culture as Indians",
    Sir I have a small doubt....I think it may be very silly...In the last line of the second paragraph..you mentioned that women wear traditional dresses...Do men also wear traditional dresses.

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  5. Thank your Mr. vyas. Men also wear traditional dresses. It is also mandatory. It is the order of the government.

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  6. Thank your Mr. vyas. Men also wear traditional dresses. It is also mandatory. It is the order of the government.

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  7. We have to be ashamed of ourselves..even such a small country is trying their level best to protect their ancestral and traditional culture but why our people craving for Western culture(that is only shown in our way of dressing and in nothing else)!

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  8. that was remarkable, i have to express my deep sense of appreciation
    for the way you maintain this blog with lot of interesting articles few of them are really inspiring sir

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  9. Thank you very much for your response Mr.Swaroop. It encourages me a lot

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  10. I'm fascinated very much while reading this article sir. There is a necessity for us to learn from Bhutanese in maintaining forests and this is to be implemented in our country to get rid of pollution.

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  11. First thing I liked is,"they don't crave for Western culture as indians".it is so charming that Bhutan should be of 60% forest land and their lives through the flow of slowness and peace is extremely fascinating,and there are many things to learn from Bhutan.

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