Unique BhutanFebruary 24, 2012 by: admin
The Himalayan Kingdom nestled in the lower Himalayas is unique and it is the unique land in unique time. This tiny kingdom survived the centuries by maintaining its distinct identity, and it hopes to face the challenges of globalism by drawing on its past. As the world changes at the fast pace by the powerful force of today’s globalization, Bhutan recognized a threat for a small country in this so called global village.
It may be inevitable to accept the change yet Bhutan hopes to survive by clinging on to the old values that the rest of the world has lost.
Modernization is carefully planned and controlled to avoid the ravages of material development. The priorities are cautiously mapped so that the progress is balance between tradition and modernity.
The need to maintain its pristine environment, its rich culture, sacred heritage that influences the daily lifestyle of the people of Bhutan, is given priority as one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness GNH which is initiated by the fourth Druk Gyalpo King Jigme Singye Wangchuk. Bhutan is a small country sandwiched between two giant nations China and India yet Bhutan stands as different world.
The majestic snow capped peaks are some of the world’s highest unclimbed and the forest cover is rich with crystal clear glacial river conserved makes Bhutan a unique on this materialistic world.