From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

 Shermuhoong Gewog Builds bridge for Pilgrims

Pilgrimage to Aja Nye will be an easier and a pleasant experience here on, now that Shermuhoong gewog residents have started works on a bridge toward the holy place.

Construction materials to construct the bridge at Khadak have already been procured.

As per the prophecy of Guru Rinpoche, Aja Nye was established above 3,500 meters above sea level in Serzhong gewog, a three day walk from Mongar Dzong.

“Most of the pilgrims visit this religious site from October till December, and this is the right time for us to construct the bridge,” said Gup Tashi Dorji.

Gup Tashi Dorji said Nu 0.5mn was allocated for the construction of bridge and maintenance of the road which was affected after the heavy rainfall last month.

He said the budget is also for another bridge which will be constructed in Lari which will benefit four chiwogs. Also, new roads would be constructed from Karphu village till Muhoong village.

The budget was collected from five chiwogs and the Gup said they had leftover budget from previous years which will be used for these development activities.

(Thinley Wangmo)


Yangneer gewog all decked-up for celebrations

Every 17th day of October, Yangneer gewog celebrates Tsechu where people from various places come to witness the day.

More than 1000 people come to witness the mask dances every year from various places like Denchi, Narang, and Gongthung as well as from Trashigang.

This year too, Gup Karma said the Tsechu will be conducted in Pemay Lhakhang in the gewog.

Presently the gewog is busy with preparations.

Mask dancers from the gewog’s Dratshangs as well as from dzongkhag’s Dratshang rigorously practice the different mask dances every day.

Different dances such as Dramitse Ngacham, Durda, Jhana, Drey Cham, and Guru Tshengye are performed on the day similar to the Tsechu conducted in the Capital.

Grounds are also being prepared for the stalls which will offer food and drinks. Areas are also being prepared for the day.

A total budget of about Nu 50,000 has been collected from 170 households for the three day celebrations.

Three-day Tshechu concludes on 19th October.

(Tashi Deki)


Survey Prolongs in Umling Gewog

The cadastral survey in Umling gewog conducted on 17 August is prolonged due to ownership of two kidu lands in various regions.

Gup Ugyen Norbu said this was the major issue in the gewog and with the help of land committee they are trying to solve it at the gewog level.

“Some of the land owners owe a land here and settled in other kidu land in a different dzongkhag and this resulted in delays to gather them on time for survey,” he said.

The gewog has eight members for the land committee representing all the chiwogs and five tshogpas.

The gewog has 434 households.

(Thinley Wangmo)

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