Con­se­cra­tion of Democ­racy House

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Her Majesty the Gy­at­suen graced the con­se­cra­tion cer­e­mony of the Democ­racy House in Kawang­jangsa , Thim­phu last Wed­nes­day.

The Democ­racy House is ded­i­cated to the 60th Birth An­niver­sary of the Fa­ther of Bhutanese Democ­racy, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

The Democ­racy House, stand­ing as the phys­i­cal sym­bol of demo­cratic Bhutan, of­fers a vis­age of a har­mo­nious blend of the tra­di­tional and mod­ern ar­chi­tec­tural styles and ma­te­ri­als sit­u­ated in Kawang­jangsa, Thim­phu and con­structed with the fi­nan­cial sup­port of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. It will house the head of­fice of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan.

The flo­ral de­sign of the roof and the “D” shape of the ed­i­fice rep­re­sent the wax­ing moon sym­bol­iz­ing the ma­tur­ing of democ­racy and the steady tra­jec- tory of the Na­tion’s growth un­der the Demo­cratic Con­sti­tu­tional Monar­chy. The free flow­ing form with no sharp edges, and the green and ac­ces­si­bil­ity de­sign fea­tures rep­re­sent the flaw­less­ness and in­clu­sive­ness of the path of democ­racy - en­shrined in the Con­sti­tu­tion as En­vi­sioned by our Beloved and Vi­sion­ary Mon­archs. The Democ­racy House en­sures ad­e­quate, open and con­ducive space in­spir­ing con­fi­dence and offering free ac­cess and move­ment for all.

The unique form of the struc­ture with the gen­tly curved drive­way invit­ing all to its folds lend dig­nity and a dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter ex­ud­ing a sense of sta­bil­ity and time­less­ness. The diverg­ing ra­dius of the build­ing, ra­di­at­ing to­wards other ed­i­fices in the prox­i­mate en­v­i­ron, el­e­vates the Democ­racy House as a bea­con of eter­nally abid­ing demo­cratic prin­ci­ples and prac­tices in the land of the Palden Drukpa.

The con­se­cra­tion was presided over by His Em­i­nence the Leyt­shog Lopen and at­tended by the Min­is­ter of Eco­nomic Af­fairs, guest, Dig­ni­taries and Se­nior Of­fi­cials.

The pro­gramme in­cluded, be­sides the Con­se­cra­tion Soongch­hoe, an ex­hi­bi­tion on Bio­met­ric Polling Process, Postal Ballot Process, Maps of Dzongkhag Thromdes, Dzongkhag Yen­lag Thromdes and af­fected Ge­wogs and Chi­wogs as well as a Photo Ex­hi­bi­tion.

25 Novem­ber 2015: Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen graced the con­se­cra­tion cer­e­mony and in­au­gu­rated the Democ­racy House– which will serve as the head of­fice of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan.

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