In the Footstep of his father
Perspectives and take on things are different in DNT.”
He began as a handyman, with a degree from Sherubtse college in Kanglung, carrying tripod and deck that weighted about 10kg, with the erstwhile Development Support Communications Division (DSCD), under department of information in 1989.
It was there that Ugyen Tshering cut his professional teeth at making documentaries at a time when most of what audiovisuals there existed about the country were those made available by foreign documentarians. For a little kingdom that had just flung open its doors to the world outside, the job was catalytic in educating the Bhutanese.
That was towards the fag end of the 80s, creating advocacy materials and developing audiovisuals for the government on public health and education.
A much awaited study and training in India, Japan and New Zealand following suit, he with a team of few other young professionals returned to set the stage for the launch of Bhutan’s first national television 10 years or so later in 1999. Similarly, a decade later in 2008, Ugyen Tshering saw himself among the first lot of parliamentarians elected as a National Council member to represent the people of the country under a Constitutional Democratic Monarchy.
“I’ve always been a part of this lot behind some of the startups at crucial junctures of the country’s history,” Ugyen Tshering said. He is the first of the siblings on the footsteps of his father, who was once a respected member of the then Royal Advisory Council.
Although unable to represent as a council for his Dzongkhag, or as a PDP candidate during the 2013 parliamentary elections, Ugyen Tshering wishes to throw himself to the people as a choice of candidate, this time under Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa banner.
“In five years time, you realise you have enough opportunity to learn which party can take the country forward,” he said. “Perspectives and take on things are different in DNT”
Name : Ugyen Tshering Age : 53 Years Constituency : Lamgong _Wangchang, Paro Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Phone : 17607039 Qualification : Bachelors of Arts, Sherubtse College Post Graduate in Film & Amp, TV Studies, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Professional background : Member of National Council of Bhutan, 2008-2013