Bazaguru Dungdrup recitation for the good health of his royal highness The Gyalsey
The year 2015 has ended with lots of awe and grandeur. The entire year has been considered so special and declared as the commemorative year of the historic 60th birth year of our revered His Majesty the Fourth King. It was also intended to pay our tribute and offer prayers for His long life, good health, enduring peace and happiness. It was also meant to show our gratitude and reverence to His unmatched deeds and selfless service to the nation during his entire 34-year reign.
The series of celebration for the entire 2015 has been undertaken as a gesture of marking His Majesty’s epoch-making 60th birth year commemoration. In coincidence, the year has also been declared as the National Reading Year to advocate the importance of reading, and to inculcate the reading habits amongst the students and general public. It has been reported that over close to 400,000 books have been read by over little more than 41,000 students of the five dzongkhags just within the six months time in addition to around 11,000 books said to have read by their teachers.
Many books, poems, and essays on His Majesty has been written and launched. Patriotic and testimonial songs have been sung. Melodies hymns and paeans have been composed. Trees and flowers have been planted. Rivers and streams were unsullied. Towns and cities have been swept and smartened. Chortens, temples and dzongs have been immaculately refurbished, white-washed, and lit up glamorously. The completed constructions of roads, bridges, and buildings have been consecrated, and the commencement of the new constructions’ ground breaking ceremonies has been undertaken. Prayers, bazaguru recitation, and other rituals have been conducted. A monumental golden butter lamp has been crafted. Statues and other religious artefacts have been sculptured. Conferences were organized, games and sports were played and the list could only go further. All these have been dedicated to His momentous 60th birth year initiated by various government agencies, corporations, and private individuals under the visionary leadership of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
The Great Fourth King has selflessly served His country and people and made notable sacrifices for the sake of the nation’s security, stability, peace and the peoples’ wellbeing and happiness. People are enjoying the fruits of His Majesty’s selflessness and sacrifices. Had it not been His Majesty’s visionary leadership and selflessness, then, we would not be what we are today. Therefore, we owe Him immeasurable gratitude in return. Although it is immaterial to Him. Yet as citizens, we must do something within our own small and given capacities in thanking not only for His contributions, but have to pay Him our tribute and unrelenting loyalty for having built a stronger, secure and stable nation.
To this end, the civil servants, corporate and private sector employees, business personnel, etc., of Yadi, who work and reside across the country and abroad have come together and initiated the Bazaguru Dungdrup for the long life, good health and happiness of His Majesty coinciding with the year-long 60th birth year celebration in February 2015. It is not only due to our unconditional love, gratitude and reverence to Him that we came together and had organized the Bazaguru Dungdrup, but it is well understood, as one of our fundamental responsibilities, to constantly remind ourselves about His Majesty’s unparallel deeds and sacrifices for generations to come.
The function, first of its kind in Yadi, has also been initiated in order to give opportunity to our community members, especially to the elderly folks to acquire blessings and accumulate merits. It was also aimed at bringing peace, harmony, enhance fertility and prosperity, and foster community vitality amongst the community members and with those members residing in far-flung areas. Of course, in doing so, it was apparently intended to rediscover and reaffirm one’s bonding with roots, and for the general wellbeing and happiness of all sentient beings.
2016 is yet another distinctive year. It is a special year with the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. As a humble gesture in welcoming HRH the Gyalsey, the community members, civil servants, corporate and business personnel of Yadi had voluntarily initiated the yet another remarkable Bazaguru Dungdrup. It had been been organized by making voluntary cash and in-kind contributions. It is being initiated at Yadi HSS and presided over by His Eminence Bazaguru Rinpoche. His Eminence Garab Dorji Rinpoche had graced the closing ceremony with the initiation of Zhiwai Jingsid and public blessings of longevity. Thousands of people from all walks of life, especially the elderly folks, not only from within Yadi, but also from nearby communities of Ngatshang, Sherimung, Balam, Dramitse, Chaskhar gewogs, and people from neighbouring districts had recited Bazaguru to mark the golden era in welcoming the HRH The Gyalsey.
The initiation was not a mere coincidence and it was rather a conscious effort to offer our humble prayers and good wishes for the good health of the HRH The Gyalsey. Thus, it was a befitting event considering the significance of this year with the birth of the HRH The Gyalsey . We can’t afford to miss such a rare opportunity and remain indolent without doing anything for the birth of the HRH The Gyalsey. It was indeed the life time opportunity in our entire generation to partook in the making of a new history, with the birth of the HRH The Gaylsey.
His Majesty the King had gifted His Royal Father, Drukgyal Zhipa, on His 60th birth anniversary on 11th November 2015 with the announcement about the birth of the HRH The Gyalsey in February. The gift could not have been any better than this long awaited news of the birth of the HRH The Gyalsey. The nation and its people have been jubilant to hear the long awaited news about the birth of the HRH The Gyalsey. HRH the Gyalsey is not going to be the His Majesty’s son alone but will be the Son of the nation. At the same time, HRH the Gyalsey will join the pool of the global leaders in securing and safeguarding the entire world.
The community members, civil servants, corporate employees, private individuals, business personnel of Yadi, Ngatshang, Mongar, would like to join the nation in offering our humble Tashi Delek and prayers to Their Majesties the King and Queen. Despite being small in size, yet, our country has always been blessed with the birth of the Great successive Wangchuck Kings with unmatched compassion, characteristics, charisma, foresight and dynamism. We would like to humbly offer our “Bazagu Dung” as humble gift to HRH the Gyalsey and to glorious 36th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King. We also would like to join the nation in offering our good wishes and offer humble prayers for the good health, enduring peace and happiness of HRH the Gyalsey.
May HRH the Gyalsey’s life be filled with vibrancy, peace and unrelenting happiness for all times to come. We welcome HRH the Gyalsey with immense joy and happiness. Palden Drukpa Gyalo!!