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Shower of Good will from Bhutan

Dear Madam Yangki Dem and Tshewang Sir,

First of all, I bow to you both because I felt God’s visit and presence at my humble house through your gracious visit on Sunday, the 31st January 2016. It will remain an unforgettable and auspicious day to me because the way you honoured my 92-year old father through offering khaddar and the priceless gift was the most spectacular view in my entire life. This has become another great prize for me from the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. Thank you for your good will gestures. Please pray that my father can live happily and die majestically. Thank you for your educative and enlightening letter after the visit.
It is one of the greatest letters I have ever received for its content. You both are indeed role model Bhutanese citizens, true teachers, ideal parents, exemplary couple and fine human beings. I am proud of you. My father commented: “I love the Bhutanese because they are simple and humble.” According to Mahatma Gandhi, when we are on a foreign land we represent our own country. If we are good, our country becomes good in the eyes of the foreigners. If we are bad, our country becomes bad.” Congratulations! You have presented a wonderful image of Bhutan in the eyes and mind of my old father who has never been to Bhutan. Many Bhutanese friends have visited us. From their behavior and from my transformed character, my father has developed a very high impression of Bhutan and the Bhutanese.

Madam Yangki, from my observation of your divine qualities, I understand why Lord Ramakrishna had worshipped His wife and was successful to invoke the Universal Mother in her. In line with Swami Vivekananda, I strongly believe that every woman is a living embodiment of the Universal Mother. I have seen maximum manifestation of divinity in women in Bhutan. I believe men will be able to see new light in life when women are treated with honour and dignity. From my experience as Matron for eleven years at Nangkor Higher Secondary School, I have learned the truth that women are far superior to men in their virtues, humanity, sublimity and divinity as Mahatma Gandhi expressed. The secret behind the success and happiness of your children and the family imparts me great education. It is all because of your virtuous and value-laden living style. As spouse both of your unflagging support and care to each other is commendable. Happy, Healthy, holy and harmonious relationship between parents create heaven for the children. From my experience I have learned that the divine love between couples is a great tonic and nourishment for all children. Children suffer and wither when they see the parents’ relationship strained and embittered. A philosopher said: “ The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother, and the most important thing a mother can do for her children is to love their father.” Jonas Salk said: “Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, Wings to fly away and exercise what’s been taught to them.”

Sir and Madam, I am passionate to share with you that the present Bhutanese English curriculum is fantastic. Because of my experience of teaching English in Bhutanese education system, I have been blessed to gain firm foothold in my hometown. I am optimistic that by the wealth of Bhutanese English I will be able to serve my motherland to a good extent. I feel in the modern world English is a strong pillar of success in all fields of life. I thank God for sending me to Bhutan. I wish and pray that the present English curriculum in Bhutan is implemented more effectively.

That’s all for today. May God guide you at every step of your life to live a righteous and virtuous life and relish the elixir of this crown human life! Palden Drukpa Gyalo!

With profound love and respects,

Yours sincerely,

Santosh Chowdhury




(A Highly Inspiring and Motivating Life Story of Cheten Zangmo, Tsebar, Pemagatshel)

The wondrous life story of Mrs Cheten Zangmo might be an inspiration to many, as it is to me. The great lesson I have learned from her life is we can change anybody’s life through our sincere prayers, wishes and earnest desire coupled with the person’s cooperation. I had desperately wanted to see the little girl, Cheten Zangmo, in a noble position in her life and it did happen. This is the wonder of the mystery of mind.  Her entire life story could be filmed into a good movie. The story is thought-provoking and insight-giving.


My dear students, brothers and sisters and friends of Bhutan, As I along with forty nine of our Indian brothers and sisters have been granted privilege by the Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan, to be a guest at the Golden Jubilee celebration of the historical Indo-Bhutan Friendship in Thimphu on the auspicious occasion of Bhutanese Teachers’ Day, Wednesday 2 May2018, I would like to request you all who are in and around Thimphu to give me an opportunity to meet you by your presence at the august occasion. I will feel renewed and rewarded in your loving presence and sacred touch. My family and I will reach Thimphu on April 30 and stay till May 2. The Ministry of Education has made arrangement for our accommodation but we do not know where. However, our where about can be traced through phone call to this No. 17447760 ( Dechen Wangmo, ex-student of Nangkor HSS) or at the HOTEL RIVERSIDE RECEPTION COUNTER. Let us be together at the glorious celebration of the great frien…


Dear Cheten Zangmo & Tshewang Tashi, I can’t thank you enough for your love and kindness in offering us the wonderful opportunity to meet you yesterday, Saturday 4 January 2017, on your way back to S/Jongkhar. Your sense of gratefulness signals your further rise in life. Lord Anukul Chandra said: If you want to be great, learn how to be grateful. Cicero said: Gratitude is not only the greatest of all the virtues but also the mother of all the rest.


“O LORD, as I am too humble to express my gratitude to you for your incredible mercy, I prostrate before you in all humility and surrender myself to your feet. I am overwhelmed by your might and mercy.  You performed miracle through me and my Bhutanese student Thubten Dorji (Chanda), Pemagatshel, Eastern Bhutan. I never dreamt that you would utilize my crippled life in such a great need. I feel blessed and elevated to have been able to render my humble service to the devastated Bhutanese monk, a holy man, at Alipurduar Hospital on Wednesday and Thursday, 29 & 30 June 2016.”  


O Lord, what a blissful sight! Yonten Thinley smiles! The accident victim of 29th June 2016 at Madarihat, is bounced back to his healthy and holy life. What a wonderful gift you have bestowed upon the holy man! Myriads of prostrations before you, Father. I could learn you are always there to extend your healing touch when your children fall helpless. What can be a greater joy for me to see the monk radiating rays of his smile at me from the seat of his brother’s car, who was just a month ago lying in Alipurduar Hospital in a critical condition smeared with blood and crippled with multiple injuries.