His Majesty The King in Bo­rangmo, Pema­gat­shel

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22 Jan­uary 2017, Pema­gat­shel: His Majesty The King vis­ited Bo­rangmo vil­lage, which is the sec­ond vil­lage in Pema­gat­shel built un­der His Majesty’s na­tional re­set­tle­ment project.

The vil­lage is pop­u­lated by 51 house­holds from the most re­mote re­gions of Nganglam gewog in Pema­gat­shel. As part of the project, which com­menced in 2012, the peo­ple were granted plots to build houses in ad­di­tion to farm­lands, and re­ceived as­sis­tance to build their houses and for agri­cul­ture. To­day, 13 house­holds have pig­geries, and all 51 have poul­try. Peo­ple grow maize and cash crops like car­damom, or­anges, and ginger. A non-for­mal ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre set up in the vil­lage is at­tended by 12 peo­ple. The vil­lage also has a BHU and a com­mu­nity lhakhang ded­i­cated to Zhab­drung Toenpa and Guru Rin­poche.

There are four other sim­i­lar projects be­ing im­ple­mented across the coun­try: Khenad­rang in Pema­gat­shel, Ney in Lhuentse, Dawathang in Sam­drup Jongkhar, and Be­bji in Haa.

The projects have en­abled peo­ple from the most in­ac­ces­si­ble parts of the coun­try to be con­nected to road, elec­tric­ity, and wa­ter, and given them the op­por­tu­nity to ed­u­cate their chil­dren and ac­cess ba­sic health­care eas­ily. In­hab­i­tants re­port that their stan­dard of liv­ing has im­proved im­mea­sur­ably, and they look for­ward to the future of their chil­dren with a great deal of hope.

His Majesty The King trav­elled from Gele­phu through Kana­makra out­post to Manas on Jan­uary 19, to in­spect the bor­der and the Manas Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary, be­fore ar­riv­ing in Nganglam.

His Majesty The King spent the next few days in the re­gion, and cel­e­brated Daw Chun­yi­pai Losar with the peo­ple of Sam­drup Jongkhar.

His Majesty is ac­com­pa­nied by His Royal High­ness Gyalt­shab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

His Majesty ac­com­pa­nied by His Royal High­ness Gyalt­shab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.in Bor­rangmo, Pema Gat­sel

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