A busi­ness en­tre­pre­neur among NC as­pi­rants from Da­gana

Business Bhutan - - Nation - Staff Re­porter from Thim­phu

A busi­ness grad­u­ate and busi­ness en­tre­pre­neur, Dawa Ri­gyel, is one among the many as­pir­ing can­di­dates from Da­gana who has de­clared to con­test in the up­com­ing Na­tional Coun­cil (NC) elec­tions this year.

Dawa Ri­gyel, who has a Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ence, Bharathiar Univer­sity, Coim­bat­ore in Tamil Nadu, is con­fi­dent that he can best rep­re­sent Da­gana Dzongkhag.

“This is go­ing by the good will and wishes from the peo­ple of Da­gana, un­con­di­tional sup­port from my fam­ily and friends, and ul­ti­mately be­lief in my­self. At this mo­ment, the time has even­tu­ally cul­mi­nated in my as­pi­ra­tion to run for the NC 2018 elec­tions,” he said.

Af­ter grad­u­a­tion in 2015, Dawa Ri­gyel re­turned to his home­town in Da­gana, which he de­scribes as a way to give back to his place and peo­ple.

Com­ing back to his vil­lage in Khagochen un­der Kana Ge­wog in Da­gana, he started work­ing with Ready Con­struc­tion, a pri­vate con­struc­tion com­pany based in Da­gana, from 2016 to 2017. He then took full charge from plan­ning and man­age­ment to the ex­e­cu­tion of con­struc­tion projects.

“Man­ning and trav­el­ling to con­struc­tion projects at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions of Da­gana, I had the for­tune of work­ing closely with peo­ple and have the un­der­stand­ing of places at length, their dis­tances and dif­fi­cul­ties, con­di­tions and con­straints and op­por­tu­ni­ties and prospects,” he said.

“Over and above, dur­ing my school va­ca­tions and life af­ter grad­u­a­tion in the vil­lage, I also ex­tended my help­ing hand as a re­spon­si­ble son to my par­ents in farm­ing. I have been a farmer and I know what it takes to be­come a one. My touch with ru­ral lives and liveli­hood is still fresh and the hard­ships and ex­pe­ri­ences I have en­dured and en­joyed as a farmer is vi­brant and rich even to­day,” he added.

Dawa Ri­gyel also ap­plauded the for­mer pol­icy mak­ers for all their achieve­ments and suc­cesses and for the changes that he had ob­served trav­el­ling across Da­gana.

“Much has been done and many more has to be con­tin­ued and re­viewed still. It is here I have made up my mind to de­clare my can­di­da­ture as a NC can­di­date and of­fer peo­ple of Da­gana the choice they will never re­gret,” he added.

Hav­ing born, raised and worked with the peo­ple in the field, Dawa Ri­gyel said he had the priv­i­lege of meet­ing, know­ing and work­ing with the peo­ple of Da­gana. “I have been there dur­ing their chal­lenges and cir­cum­stances. This is my strength,” he said.

If elected, Dawa Ri­gyel said he would com­mit­tedly work to ful­fill the wishes and as­pi­ra­tions of His Majesty the King and that he would work in close as­so­ci­a­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion with the 17 NC as­pi­rants from Da­gana Dzongkhag to­wards re­new­ing, re­view­ing and align­ing the hopes of peo­ple of Da­gana.

“I would lis­ten and con­sult with ev­ery­one al­ways, es­pe­cially when we dis­agree. Your voices will be the choice I shall carry for­ward to the up­per house,” he added.

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