His Majesty con­fers women Poenkhas with Gyen­tag

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

Women Poenkhas across the coun­try have re­ceived Gyen­tag, an in­signia equiv­a­lent to the Patag worn by men, from His Majesty The King.

Gyen­tag which trans­lates to “Sym­bol of Re­spon­si­bil­ity”, is worn pinned like a brooch.

As with the Patag, His Majesty The King con­fers the Gyen­tag to those women who have re­ceived the red scarf, or have been ap­pointed to cer­tain po­si­tions. So far, the Gyen­tag has been con­ferred to women re­cip­i­ents of the Red Scarf, min­is­ters, con- sti­tu­tional post hold­ers, mem­bers of par­lia­ment, am­bas­sadors, drang­pons and dzong­das.

Women con­sti­tu­tional post hold­ers and am­bas­sadors, whose coun­ter­parts wear the white Kab­ney with­out fringes and Patag, have also been con­ferred the white Rachu along with the Gyen­tag. Women government sec­re­taries will be also el­i­gi­ble for this Rachu and Gyen­tag.

The de­sign of Gyen­tag is in­spired by the tra­di­tional brooch pin Thingkhab. It com­prises of the National Em­blem of Bhutan in gold, with the colours of the National Flag in­corpo- rated in the lower por­tion, and is in­laid with stones of jade and coral.

As more and more women oc­cupy po­si­tions of re­spon­si­bil­ity and lead­er­ship across the coun­try, the Gyen­tag rec­og­nizes the con­tri­bu­tion of women to so­ci­ety as well as the equal sta­tus of women in the coun­try.

L-R: Jus­tice Tashi Ch­ho­zom, ACC Chair­per­son Kin­ley Yang­zom, Ly­onpo Dorji Cho­den, Dasho Yanki T Wangchuk, and Ke­sang Chuki Dor­jee, Emi­nent Mem­ber of the National Coun­cil are some of the re­cip­i­ents of the Gyen­tag rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent sec­tors of public life.

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