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Former BBS radio anchor to contest NC election from Wangdue

Dawa Tshering, 31, from Rukubji village under Sephu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang has declared his candidature for the upcoming National Council election.

Dawa Tshering holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Language and Culture Studies from the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies (ILCS), Semtokha, and has also studied Tourism Marketing in Malaysia for two years.

After graduation, he worked as a Protocol Officer in the Protocol Department under Ministry of Foreign Affairs for three years and later joined Bhutan Broadcasting Service as a Dzongkha Radio Anchor where he worked for another three years, after which he ventured into the tourism sector and now he operates his own travel agent.

With a vision for corruption free Bhutan, Dawa Tshering said that he wants Bhutan to always remain a land where moral values are instilled in everyone’s blood, there is respect for one another’s sentiments, and there is sustainable development.

With his past experience in Bhutan Broadcasting Service, where he had to keep the audiences informed about the daily business during the parliament sessions, he said that he was equipped with knowledge about the role of policy makers who represent the people.

“The other primary reason why I decided to contest for the NC election is to ensure that all the laws, plans and policies reviewed, amended and initiated are understood clearly by every citizen especially at the grass root level as most of the public are pretty much confused right now,” he said. “Moreover, Wangdue Dzongkhag is one of the largest dzongkhags and many did not come forward to contest in the previous National Council Election.”

He said his family members and my near and dear ones are very supportive of his decision to contest.

With regard to the minimal women representation in the NC election (only 8 as of date), Dawa Tshering said fewer women representation means less knowledge about women and their responsibility in the society. Therefore, an equal women representation was a must.

“During my familiarization tour to almost all 15 Gewogs in last three months, I found that many people are not aware of the rules and regulations that are very much important, which calls for an intervention,” he said.

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