Another place to educate school children and attract tourist
Her Majesty the Queen mother rewarded a certificate of recognition to Ugyen Tenzin from Lingzhi who was a post runner for 33 years. Sharing his experiences he narrated about his salary of Nu.217 per month with a deduc- tion of Nu 3 as health insurance. He slept in the rain, under the tree, walk alone in thick forest day and night. The greatest challenge he faced was when the heavy rain washed away the bridges and the letters got delayed. He said that he was not afraid of wild animals but he was afraid of robberies. He retired in 2009.
Her Majesty the Gyalum also signed and launched a set of special stamp issue of five sheet lets and two souvenir sheets on His Maj- esty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck to celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary.
The museum is housed in the ground floor of the Bhutan Post building in Thimphu which showcases a variety of postal art effects. The mannequin of the Bhutan’s legendary postman is one of the main attractions of the museum.
The Cabinet ministers, member of parliaments and other dignitaries were also present during the event.