Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Belated 106th National day celebration.

Been long time without update but i have just got a full long and colorful moment to share with you guys.
I was suppose to update on Monday only but because i couldn't get hold of the pictures, i could only do it today. Hope you guys enjoy reading it.

17th December. In Bhutan.

“Smelling of fresh pine leaves and the artificial turf all lit up, the ground is all set to receive the Bhutanese family, which will come together today to celebrate the 106th National Day. With thousands of butter lamps being lit in the honour of our kings, the day of 17th December in Bhutan began with Changlimithang stadium turning into colorful events and people across the country got the attend the K5 address”, source:kuensel.
In Raichur.

17th December.In Raichur
And here we were, on our usual days. Most of us attending classes while few skipped  trying to celebrate the day by themselves listening to the online streaming of what was happening in  Changlimithang. We didn’t receive funds early to celebrate on the particular day of 17th because of which the day turned out to be normal as usual and dull for us while Bhutan was singing and dancing with celebrations. But we got our funds in  the  first week of January, and  we  had to had the day fixed on the 26th of the month, which was falling on Sunday, coincidentally with the Republic day of India. While Indians celebrated theirs, we Bhutanese gathered to celebrate ours and together on the same day, we celebrated “One Nation One people”.

26th January.
The morning of 26th was very busy for me as the alarm woke me “tiger up” at 6.00 a.m unlike the usual one. I had the stage of the venue to be decorated. I woke few of the biker friends of mine and left for the first activity of the day. Jamyang, the “jolly bolly” girl of our college was the only girl there with us in the early morning and she was the brained system for what kind of design was to be put upon on our venue hall. Filled with enthusiasm and tirelessly working, she turned the dull hall into a lively, colorful, balloons and ribbons filled and made ready the stage for the great event following. Everything was made perfect. The cooks and the music system coordinators arrived soon and they started their work. The only thing left was to make ourselves ready.
With Jolly Bolly Jamyang.

I came back to hostel and freshened up myself, put on my national attire, styled my hair left and right especially for the three items of performances awaiting me. As I reached there, I saw almost all of our girls have occupied the seats, shining brilliantly with their best outfits and make ups. Most of the boys’ seats were empty though. I wondered, world has changed, boys seems to take longer time than girls now but actually most boys were involved in cooking business and other activities.


With the Vice president, Miss. Sonam Deki’s  wonderful, short and sweet welcome note, we kick started our day. Along with Namgay jigs and Mnzung lhamo’s nigh tangled voice , me and my group performed our  welcome dance with traditional choreographs. Followed, a wonderful romantic couples dance by our second year groups. Next, it was kinley2 , two kinleys filling the air with their sweet, charming voices.
One after another, items continued and soon, it was time for some fun activity. A real couple game. We 
called upon 5 couples of our college and made them stand near a series of red, romantic balloons in front of them. All the boys were blind-folded and the girls guided them towards the balloons. Whoever blasted the balloons open first would take the prize with them. Finally it was our Devendra and Deo Maya. Scientist(T.Namgay) started before time, so disqualification had its rule upon, otherwise he would have got the gift one for himself and another for Tenzin deki.



First part of fun time was over. We were to resume our next item that suddenly, Raichur electricity showed their ill side. Everything was silent, the wooing of fan was gone, lights were out. But we had another game planned. While the lights came back, it was time for another fun game. To cherish our childhood, we brought alive a memory of our sports day. A “BALLOON FIGHT” among all the boys. Three brothers also made their way in. After few minutes, all Big, little, beard bearing Boys gathered with balloons hanging onto their left leg. With a start signal,  we could hear balloons blasting. All searching for their prey. One by one, the group become smaller. It was very funny seeing all grown up adults selfishly  playing like a primary school children. Finally, only two, Dophu Tshering and T.penjor had their dual and guess, senior had the stronger energy. T.Penjor won and to award the prize, we called upon Chencho tshen Eddy wangmo , all the way from kitchen.
Balloon Fight

Lights were still out. We decided to resume with speakers connected and it was loud enough to be heard by all. Jigme seldon made her solo entry with a zabardast hindi dance, followed by a duet song by Scientist and Tenzin Deki. After that, a couple dance by non other than myself(:P) and Jamyang. With the remix of songs, we had a strong romantic chemistry build up but it was not strong enough for all the audience to cheer up with loud response. Jamyang had her best, she is the best!!! After few more items, I could see the hunger in the faces of all the audience. Everybody’s minds were somehow diverted towards the kitchen side and as soon as we informed them about the lunch, maximum jumped out of the chair with joy.(:P). With Karma’s rocking song, we proceeded for lunch.
All the energy and hard work of our cooks were well absorbed in the food. I could notice the gulp at the middle of everyone’s throat while the servers were serving the food. No idea of being “tshe chen nga”, I guess all of us had our plates licked off with delicious chicken curry. Mushroom datshi had its flavor touched the taste buds of all the tongue holders with spicy chillies.(hahoooo…). I guess maximum of the boys came back to have the second  and even third share  this time, couldn’t miss the opportunity. Hahaha!!

Jigme seldon's Kamali kamali and Phuntsho Wangmo with Bhahara. Both got a SWAG!!!

Well, that was all about our lunch. Heavily loaded, everyone settled back to their seats. But I was little worried now. Not only me, but my dance mates too. Since we were full, not in a condition to jump because all three of us knew about the breaking and jumping choreographs we had in our item.  Phuntsho Wangmo set  the stage floor with her charming “bhahara”  scent . Everyone enjoyed her dance which was filled with enthusiasm, passionate and full of expression. I salute her for the great talent and interest in Dancing.

With only about three more items, we had the final and the most interesting item of all. Actually the third part of fun game. The most oldest and the most interesting game, the “MUSICAL CHAIR”. We wanted everyone to participate but since we were many, we had it divided into two groups. The first group of volunteers came reluctantly. Everyone had that small urge to join but the “kambagd DIL” filled with shyness hold all back. Anyway, we had all the chairs filled with one extra member. Music “ON”, everyone made a round, their eyes fixed on the chairs and ears towards the song. “STOP”, a large crackle of the sound of chair and laughter bursted out. Some even fell upon a chair one upon another and even a chair got broken. A totally funny site to have witnessed. The second volunteers came willingly and much easily without having to pull them up. They enjoyed the game and wanted to try for themselves.  Boys dominated the last few rounds with only Sonam chimi to represent the girls. I think Sonam Chimi had made a mind that, she would get hold of the last chair no matter what and yeah…she did it. She took of our last prize and with that, we were done with all the items of the day.

We took a whole lot of pictures with all our Bhutanese family members in Raichur

Jam session as a part of modern ending and Tashi labay as our traditional culture, we concluded the day with outmost satisfaction. The event was worth remembering and a memory to be made alive when we are old. Sorry for those who couldn’t attend. We got a whole lot of pictures and videos shooted. This ended the day and we were all back to our rooms totally exhausted and tired.



  1. Beautiful. Meticulous. Liked the way you arranged words in such a way that it not only told me about the event but also shown me how it was. Loved it.

  2. Since you were not there, i consider this post to be written mainly for "you" Monu. I have included the names of our friends which only you among the bloggers will know and enjoy it more..Hope you really enjoyed it!!!