Fash­ion has no sea­son

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Are we still pro­tect­ing our cul­ture or it’s only the old peo­ple who sense the im­por­tance of the cul­ture.

It is said that “Fash­ion has no sea­son,” the crowded street with an emer­ald trees and glow­ing il­lu­mi­na­tion with dif­fer­ent col­or­ful dresses mak­ing the Thim­phu city look like a tree with many di­verse fruits. Shorts and t- shirts is what youth’s pre­fer to wear dur­ing sum­mer sea­son.

The beam­ing face of the youth that cap­ture the sign board which says “new stock ar­rived,” es­pe­cially the sum­mer cloth­ing and more­over the youths, they pre­fer Korean dresses. With the chang­ing life style and time, now we can see youth mostly in­dulging and adopt­ing the western life­style.

“As in the olden days, we used to wear our na­tional dress. Western dress was nowhere to be seen, more­over it’s im­por­tant and we should not de­mol­ish our na­tional dress.” Said Khandu wangdi, a 71 years old man.

The man who is in his late 70s still feels that “Even with chang­ing times, we have to re­strain our thoughts that we be­ing a Bhutanese, we should al­ways fol­low what we have fol­low­ing till now.

Is our cul­ture in threat?

A 17 years old boy, karma Dorji said that “we should fol­low new trends but we should never let our cul­ture down be­cause through our unique cul­ture, we the Bhutanese are be­ing rec­og­nized.”

Bhutan be­ing a small de­vel­op­ing coun­try, where the fash­ion sense is rapidly grow­ing whereas the coun­try’s eco­nomic is rapidly go­ing down.

Should we be more con­cern about the clothes or the cul­ture? The topic is a never end­ing story.

But what is in­cluded as fun­da­men­tal du­ties of the Bhutanese cit­i­zen as per our con­sti­tu­tion is that it is our duty to pre­serve, pro­tect and re­spect the cul­ture and her­itage of the na­tion.

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