His­toric Mani Dan­grim Chorten re­stored

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About one hun­dred peo­ple con­sist­ing of dzongkhag of­fi­cials, monks and the peo­ple of Kawang joined Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay and Nangsi Ly­onpo Dam­cho Dorji, to un­der­take restora­tion of the his­toric Mani Dan­grim Chorten at Dodeyna last Sun­day. The sa­cred chorten was built by Phajo Dru­gom Zhigpo’s 10th rein­car­nate, Penchen Ten­zin Cho­e­gyal in mem­ory of his Tsawai Lama Khey­drup Ten­zin Dhendup in the 18th cen­tury. Dur­ing the 35th Birth An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions of His Majesty the King on 21st Fe­bru­ary ear­lier this year, Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay had an­nounced that the gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Bhutan would be ren­o­vat­ing and restor­ing chort­ens across the coun­try to pay trib­ute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on the joy­ous oc­ca­sion of His 60th Birth An­niver­sary. Ly­onch­hen said that it was very es­sen­tial for peo­ple to adopt a noble ap­proach and con­sider it a col­lec­tive re­spon­si­bil­ity, of both the gov­ern­ment and the peo­ple of Bhutan, to pre­serve its age-old mon­u­ments, a tes­ti­mony to her in­her­ent cul­tural and tra­di­tional val­ues. The ac­tiv­ity in Dodeyna was ini­ti­ated by Thim­phu Dzongkhag, as a part of the 60th Birth An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. A new sok­sh­ing and nangtens were also in­stalled in­side the chorten.

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