Bongo school gets filtered water with Sky Hydrant Water Filter sponsored by Ayr State High School of Australia

Bongo Primary School students can now drink the cleanest water with the installation of Sky Hydrant Water Filter on Sunday 19 November 2017. The water filter was sponsored by Ayr State High School Interact Club of Queensland, Australia and it was shipped all the way from Australia to Bhutan.

Mr. Andrew Gunn and Mr. Phil Gribble of Disaster Aid Response Team of Australia went all the way till Bongo to install the water filter.

This project was started over a month ago in October when Ugyen Pem, one of the Administrators of Bongop Tshogpa, made a personal request to the Club Secretary of Rotary Club Thimphu, Yeshey Dorji on the need for a Water Filter for Bongo School students.

Secretary of Rotary Club of Thimphu (RCT), Yeshey Dorji was crucial in materializing this initiative. Dorji Phuntsho of Bhutan Toilet Organisation made two tiring trips to Bongo village to firstly study the site and secondly to install the filter. Two water storage tanks with capacity of 2000 and 1000 liters were supplied by Rotary Club of Thimphu. Mr. Andrew Gunn and Mr. Phil Gribble took the arduous journey all the way from Australia till Bongo.

Most importantly, the people of Bongo and the students of Bongo Primary School are grateful for such a generous gift from Ayre State High School Interact club.We the Bongops hope to keep contact with Ayr State High School of Queensland, Australia so that we can work on other mutually beneficial projects in the future as well.

Bongop Tshogpa, on behalf of all Bongops would like to thank Ayr State High School for the great help they have given to Bongop people.

All the Bongops and Bongop Tshogpa remain grateful to all others who were directly or indirectly involved with the successful realization of this initiative and for providing the children of Bongo with the clean water.

Thank you and Kadrinchey La.

Bongop Tshogpa

Bongop Tshogpa Fund Raising Party on Saturday 11 November

We are glad to announce a Bongop Tshogpa Fund Raising Party on 11 November 2017. The Party will take place at Club Zomsa. It is organised by our Bongop Youths lead by Jigme Kinley. Do join us for the party. This is the first time we are doing a party like this to raise funds for the benefit of Bongops.

We need the support of our youth to pass on the message and also sell tickets so that we can cover the cost of the hall hired for the night. Call Jigme Kinley at 1733-0066 to join.

 

Thank you

Bongop Tshogpa Fund Balance as of 30 Sept 2017 is Nu. 32,722 and Chhetrum 59

Today we would like to account for the expenditure and balance of our Bongop Tshogpa Fund.  During the Third Tshogpa Meeting, one of the important recommendations was that any Bongop who needs to perform activities and have to make expenditure for the benefit of all Bongops needs to be reimbursed from the Tshogpa fund.

Many of the Bongop Tshogpa activities are in the villages and honestly, it is taxing and expensive to make frequent trips to the villages to know the status and also monitor the activities. We have few already ongoing and will be updated at the right time when the activities are completed.

The Tshogpa Account was activated on 1st August 2014. As of 30 September 2017, our account balance is exactly Nu. 50,111.59 (fifty thousand one hundred eleven and chhetrum fifty nine). But this amount is excluding few ad-hoc deposits made by the Bongops in between. So today, we would like to find the Net amount remaining in our Bongop Tshogpa Account.

Sangay Thinley, Lekey Wangdi and Sangay Tshering made few expenditure from their own pockets for the benefit of all Bongops and haven’t claimed the refund from the Tshogpa fund. We would like to refund them the amount they have made by them personally. On the other side, we also have left few amount of money which are yet to deposit in the Tshogpa Account. This is also recovered today through this accounting.

Firstly the gross fund balance of our Tshogpa Fund:

 

 

Expenses made by the three Bongops on different expenditure heads are as reflected below in the table:

Gross Reimbursement to Sangay Thinley  
Sl NoType of ExpenditureCost (Nu)
1Two Tea Flasks purchased as replacemnt in August 20161100
2Expenditure for food and drinks in Bongo village during Danish Professor visit1350
3Fuel for Karma Chethay Bolero to drive Mr. Tshewang, Guide of Danish Professors to Bongo1000
4Fuel for Karma Chethay Bolero to drive Sho Takano to Jungley and Phasuma1000
5Research Assitant fee paid to Mr. Dawa of Phasuma, Ex student of Pakshikha Central School to do research on Pakshikha student marks2000
6Pakshikha student education materials8320
7Wisdom Magazine arhive purchase and subscription2230
7Cost of One LPG Gas Cylinder Usage during Tshogpa Meeting540
Total17540
Gross Reimbursement to Sangay Tshering
1Airfare for Bongop Taekwondo player Phuntsho from Jungley10350
Total10350
Gross Reimbursement to Lekey Wangdi
1Vehicle hire charges for delivery of Tarayana jackets to Bongo and Baeyulkuenzang6000
2Biscuits and refreshments purchased at Youth Meet and mobile voucher to volunteers1500
Total7500

Refunds that needs to be paid to Sangay Thinley, Lekey Wangdi and Sangay Tshering are as reflected below:

 Refundable by Lekey Wangdi Cost (Nu.)    
1Sangay Tshering Youth Seed Money10000
2Ugay Contribution3000
Total13000
Refundable by Sangay Thinley
1Aou Chimi Contribution1000
2Aou Tshering (Daughter of Dasho BT Dorji) contribution3000
3Dawa Yangchen Contribution1000
Total5000
1Net Payable to Sangay Thinley12540
2Net Payable to Lekey Wangdi-5500
3Net Payable to Sangay Tshering10350

With this deductions, the total fund balance of our Tshogpa Fund as of 30 September 2017 is 32,722 (Thirty Two Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Two and Chhetrum Fity Nine)

ReimbursementsTotal (Nu)
Total Tshogpa Fund Balance50111.59
After reimburse to Sangay Thinley37571.59
After reimburse by Lekey Wangdi43071.59
After reimburse to Sangay Tshering32721.59
Remaining Tshogpa Fund Balance as of 30 September 201732722.59

With this, we would like to thank every Bongop who have supported Bongop Tshogpa financially as well as in different ways. All Bongops remain grateful for your kindness and look forward to more support.

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Aum Passa Bidha and Sangay Dorji (Tsagay) donates one 5 Litre rice cooker and a 3 Litre water boiler

All Bongops remain thankful to Aum Passa Bidha and Sangay Dorji (Tsagay) for donating a 5 Litre rice cooker and a 3 Litre water boiler for common use by all Bongops. Both of them have been very supportive to all Bongops from the very beginning itself when the idea of forming Bongop Tshogpa was initially started.

Sangay Dorji (Tsagay) is indeed the first person who started contributing for the Bongop Tshogpa in year 2014 when the Bongop Tshogpa Fund was opened for the first time. His single contribution started a chain of events which finally led to what Bongop Tshogpa is today.

The rice cooker that the two siblings donated will be immensely useful for all Bongops. Currently, Bongop Tshogpa has one 10 Litre rice cooker, which is sometimes too big to cook for only few people at mass gatherings.

So to all Bongops who spare your precious time to read this short post, please pass the word around of such good deeds by a fellow Bongop among us. We will all benefit from the kind heart of few like them. We assure to take utmost good care of the two utilities they have donated for all Bongops and hope to spread the benefit to as many Bongops and other people as possible.

Bongop Tshogpa thanks Aum Passa Bidha and Sangay Dorji (Tsagay) for your kindness and generosity for the benefit of all Bongops.

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Lifeline for Bongops of Baeyulkunzang and Geduphu is a Ropeway over Wangchu river

Bongop Tshogpa is pleased to share this video of ropeway over Wangchu river which we have desired to produce for a long time. Such ropeways as a means of transport and as part of the livelihood are non-existent in Bhutan now. But for the 68 families of Baeyulkuenzang and Geduphu villages in Chukha, it is their lifeline.

Every summer, they take great risks to their lives to cross this river and reach the other side to buy their necessities. Every winter, they spend many days of labour to build temporary bamboo bridge.

Men, women and children use the ropeway without much maintenance and care. Accidents have happened in the past. Nine people have suffered varying injuries. Some injuries suffered like broken ribs and internal bleeding from the impact of the fall from the faulty or broken rope resulted in lifelong damages to them.

This video is dedicated to all of them who paid high prices with their lives and body and to all who are still using the ropeway. We are eagerly waiting for the suspension bridge that has been ‘coming’ for a long long time, from one Five Year Plan to another. Some voices are just too weak to reach the ears of fund caretakers and distributors in the government!

 

 

Thanking Bongop Tshogpa Supporters and hard workers at the Third Tshogpa Meeting

At the third Bongop Tshogpa meeting, many individuals helped for the success of the Tshogpa meeting. Dasho BT Dorji sponsored lunch amounting to Nu. 7710 (Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Ten). Dasho and Aum were very generous to spend such a huge amount for the benefit of all Bonogps. Dasho is retired and now resides in Dekiling in Sarpang.

Next we have our cooks who prepared special lunch for all Bongops. Head of cooks was Lopen Peko and assisted by Ugyen (Laem Gangla), Rinchen Gyeltshen of Jungley and our two women, Yeshey Dema and Wangchuk Lham. They worked the whole day washing dishes, cutting vegetables and serving to all Bongops . We thank them very much.

Aum Yangden and Lopen KD’s support on the day is much appreciated. We used their lawn and all other facilities.

The meeting was held inside the BCCI hall. We thank BCCI Secretary General Phub Tshering Sir for giving us the hall free of charge to use on the day. We hope he will support us in our future activities as well.

Lastly to all Bongops who joined the meeting on the day, thank you very much for coming to attend and for being part of a Bonogop community. We will all work together to promote our community harmony and let us all work together step by step to achieve many plans and programmes which are in pipeline already. We need the support of all of you more than ever as we gear up for the activities in the coming months and years. Thank you all again.

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Farm Road construction to Baeyul Kuenzang begins

A major milestone in the lives of Bongops of Baeyul Kuenzang and Geduphu village was achieved on Monday 25 September when the farm road construction was officially opened by His Excellency the Home Minister Lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen in presence of the Dasho Dzongdag of Chukha and Dzongkhag and Gewog officials.

The road construction to Baeyul Kuenzang is different from other methods of road construction by the government. It will be done by our Gewog. As you remember, one Excavator each was supplied to each Dzongkhag by the government. The Excavator for Chukha Dzongkhag will be used for road construction to Baeyul Kuezang. The fuel for the use of Excavator will be supplied from the Gewog Development Grant (GDG) (edited as ” The fuel for use of Excavator will be supplied from the Dzongkhag Development Grant” as per clarification from Chukha Dzongkhag Administration).

This is a new model of doing construction and shows the increased involvement of our people and the Gewog. A Lajab (Supervisor) of the road construction work was also appointed on the same day by the public of Baeyul Kuenzang. We are positive that it will be a success but also feel apprehensive that such new models may encounter some challenges in its implementation.

As a Bongop, we have to be active and we should ensure that the road to Baeyul Kuenzang is successfully constructed and such models of increased involvement of our villagers should be encouraged and replicated to other communities.

Further, we are also happy that one of our Tshogpa Administrators had the pleasure to interact with the Dzongkhag officials and had the opportunity to submit about our Bongop Tshogpa activities to our Dasho Dzongdag.

On the sidelines, Dasho Dzongdag also visited Bjimichu area and interacted with the public and shopkeepers of Bjimichu. Discussions were held with the shopkeepers to find out if they faced any issues. Few issues like a 100-meter diversion road from Lhamoizhingkha highway to Bjimichu was discussed. Dasho agreed informally to allow the short road diversion to be constructed. We hope to submit to Dasho Dzongdag and the Dzongkhag the exact physical feature of the required road area.

All in all, it was a great day to see all our people of Baeyul Kuenzang and Geduphu at the road opening. A grand lunch was served by the Gewog. Our Bongo Gup Tshering Nidup was very active and practical in many aspects. He did so many things physically on his own for the grand event. Our Mangmi Sonam Choden and Baeyul Kuenzang Tshogpa Yeshey Choden’s role was very crucial for the success of the day. These two ladies worked from being a cook to a tea server to representing as a public elected figure. We have to appreciate the strength and stamina of these two women.

The public were very cooperative and Akhu Rinchen Gyeltshen and all others from Baeyul Kuenzang played active parts. Mr. Tshering Penjor (Pako) drove all the way from Phuentsholing to Bjimichu to attend the celebration. He was especially generous to sponsor drinks to our villagers at the Bjimichu shops. We all remain grateful for his persistent generosity and laughter generated by his boasty jokes.

Lastly, we are all fortunate and especially the people of Baeyul Kuenzang are more so that the much awaited farm road construction is finally happening. We are also told that the our suspension bridge construction from Bjimichu on Tala side to the opposite river bank across Wang Chu will begin soon. We wait eagerly for the bridge to begin as well.

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Way forward for Bongop Tshogpa

At the Third Tshogpa meeting, we have decided on few steps which will be taken for the benefit of all Bongops and our Bongop villages.

  1. Education initiatives for Bongop students of Pakshikha Central School

We will continue working with Bonogop students of Pakshikha Central School to improve their education. The vocabulary writing exercise is on-going. The next step we are taking is to archive the vocabularies on our website. We have started for few students and this will continue. In short, each Bonogop student who write vocabularies will get a dedicated page on our website. Here is one as sample for Chimi Yuden of 9 “C” of Baikuenza https://www.bongopas.com/chimi-yuden-9-c-baikuenza/

2. Bongop Tshogpa Fund donation

One main activity for Bongop Tshogpa will be to generate funds so that activities benefiting all Bongops can be performed without any financial problems. We need the support of all Bongops, Bongop In-laws and other generous individuals to donate for Bongop Tshogpa. We have started to advertise the fund donation drive on our website as well. Please click here to view the details to contribute to Bongop Tshogpa Fund.

3. Constructing 36 toilets in Bongo village and proposal for toilets in Jungley and Phasuma

Tshogpa Administrators will work closely with the Rotary Club of Thimphu to construct 36 toilets in Bongo village. With the generous help of Mr. Yeshey Dorji, Rotary Club Secretary, the efforts are ongoing to implement the Bongo toilet construction project by December and we expect to have descent toilets for all households of Bongo village by February 2018. We also have initiatives to prepare proposal for toilets in Jungley and Phasuma villages.

4. Lhakhang Kuchoed, Logging, Annual archery celebration and other issues

The Tshogpa Administrators will work closely with the people of Bongo village to help with the problems faced due to difficulties in conducting Lhakhang Kuchoed, the difficulties due to logging in our villages and also to see how best we can act to bring all Bongops together for annual Archery celebrations in different villages. Few initiatives will be taken as time comes to meet the objectives in each areas.

5. Appointment of additional Tshogpa Administrators

We would like our youth to involve as much as in Bongop Tshogpa activities. In this regard, we will appoint as many Bongop youth as possible to function as Tshogpa Administrators. The first group of youths who will be approached to function as Tshogpa Administrators will be those who have attended the Third Tshogpa Meeting. Hope our youth will be receptive and by the next meeting, we would like to have our youth take the prominent roles for the benefit of all Bongops.

6. Tshogpa Utilities Caretakers and place to keep

The new Tshogpa Administrators will work to find solution to keeping the Bongop Tshogpa Utilities in a particular place and in a safe care of a Bongop. This will be updated once we finalise.

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Challenges facing Bongop community and few solutions

Rural areas in Bhutan face many challenges. Bongop community has its own challenges. At the 3rd Tshogpa meeting, we discussed on the challenges Bongop community now faces and tried to find solution among ourselves. At the outset, we would like to thank every Bongop who took part in this important exercise.

We divided ourselves into five groups with five people in each group and discussed on the following main issues.

  1. How to generate Bongop Tshogpa fund?
  2. Where to keep Bongop Tshogpa utensils?
  3. How to solve logging and bad road condition issues in Bongo, Phasuma, Jungley and Zamsa
  4. How to solve the difficulty faced by people of Bongo village in particular to perform Kuchoed at Lhakhang?
  5. How to start income-generating activities in villages?
  6. How to bring Bongops from other villages together, eg. from Ketokha, Damji and other villages of Bongo Gewog?
  7. How Bongop elders can support Bongop youth?
  8. How to bring people together to celebrate village events together? example annual archery and
  9. Any other issues you find important to discuss? Please note down and also provide suggestions

The questions were many and some groups took almost one hour to find answers to all the questions listed here. There were many interesting answers and we have the pleasure to report them as presented by the group presenter from each group.

  1. How to generate Bongop Tshogpa fund?

All groups shared that the Bongop Tshogpa fund collection should be left to a voluntary contribution. A different view was shared by Group 5, saying that we should use MBoB facilities to even accept Tshogpa fund donations as low as Nu. 50 or 100. The Tshogpa further decided that henceforth, we may accept only MBoB online transfers as handling cash creates room for misuse.

2. Where to keep Bongop Tshogpa utensils?

At the end of December, Bongop Tshogpa Utensils have to be shifted to a new place as our present caretaker Aum Yangden is vacating her apartment. Group 1 suggested that we may have to rent a store to keep the utensils. Other than that, the rest of the groups could not suggest anything. At the end, the Tshogpa Chairman decided that Tshogpa Administrators will decide on which place and person will take care of the utensils.

3. How to solve logging and bad road condition issues in Bongo, Phasuma, Jungley and Zamsa villages

This is one issue which we have never shared in the public but today, as not to bias our meeting reports, we share that Bongops face a unique problem of losing our trees to BBPL factory and our roads being damaged by lorry trucks. The basic premise is that our laws have allowed people to sell trees from their private land and we cannot do anything about it. But the damages done by trucks carrying the logs are huge to our farm roads. We discussed on how to solve this issue, but nothing came out of it. All the groups shared that we may have to talk to the village Tshogpa, Chipon or LG leaders.

4. How to solve the difficulty faced by people of Bongo village in particular to perform Kuchoed at Lhakhang?

This is also the first time we are reporting the issue to the public. The people of Bongo village face a lot of difficulty to perform annual rituals at the Bongo Lhakhang. Through our research, we found that there are 11 different rituals performed at Bongo Lhakhang in one year. The Principal amount for one ritual, example Dhaw Dhangpa Nungney which is held for four days is Nu. 143,000. Someone who borrows this amount this year should do the four day ritual next year as an interest incurred on this amount. The interest is not calculated and not fixed but the one who borrowed should perform the ritual and give feast to the public for four days in a row. So a rough estimate form research found that the borrower have to spend about Nu. 90,000 to do the four day Nungney. In simple terms, the interest against Nu. 143,000 is Nu. 90,000. This is proving to be a huge burden for the people of Bongo village. We wanted it to be discussed among the Bongops at the meeting. Honestly, nothing much came out of any group except for the suggestion that Bongops who live in urban areas and who are working should volunteer to be incharge of the community rituals. We are yet to find a concrete solution to this but hope to work closely with people of Bongo to find a solution to this Kuchoed issue facing people of Bongo village.

5. How to start income-generating activities in villages?

There are hardly any income generating farming activities in our villages. We deliberated on this issue as well. Most of the solutions focused on starting alternative crops, finding market for the crops and also working closely with the agriculture staff of our Gewogs. We are yet to find a solution in this area as well.

6. How to bring Bongops from other villages together, eg. from Ketokha, Damji and other villages of Bongo Gewog?

This topic generated some interesting solutions. It ranged from appointing Chiwog coordinators, using social media, conducting get-together programmes and Group 5 even suggested we should change the name of Bongop Tshogpa to something else to show that all villages of Bongo Gewog are included in Bongop Tshogpa. We leave this to time and hope our website can reach out to many people from other villages under Bongo Gewog as well. Bongop Tshogpa is for everyone from Bongo Gewog, although we keep on talking about few villages only. This is entirely because we have no one from other villages who are taking active parts in Bongop Tshogpa activities. We welcome anyone who may want to be part of our activities.

7. How Bongop elders can support Bongop youth?

In this discussion, Group 2 were emotional. The elderly group representative even asked which areas Bongop elders have failed to support the youth. Programmes to know each other were suggested. Winter and summer programmes in villages were also recommended by all groups.

8. How to bring people together to celebrate village events together? example annual archery

On this topic, there were suggestions from three groups that people who dont come to celebrate annual archery in the villages should be made to pay fines. Group 2 suggested that we do proper research on why people skip such important community events. Suggestions were also made by some groups that people living in Thimphu should consider coming to such important village events.

9. Any other issues you find important to discuss? Please note down and also provide suggestions

Finally, this question was the most important among all in the group discussion. Many new issues facing our Bongop communities have surfaced from this discussion.

  1. Group 1 suggested that teenage pregnancy is becoming issue in our villages and that we should do something to solve it.
  2. Group 2 shared that we should reach out to all other Bongops who could not be part of us at the meeting. They also suggested that more Bongops should volunteer to be part of Bongop Tshogpa. Group 2 further suggested that our Bongop youths have to be educated on the negative impacts of alcohol and drugs.
  3. Group 3 came up with a unique issue saying that the trust level in our villages is breaking down. Everyone accuses another of taking profit out of money or material collections. It may be necessary for our Tshogpa to intervene in such collections and act as a neutral person so that people dont accuse each other of taking profit from money or material donations done in the villages.
  4. Group 4 suggested that we may need to look for Bongop volunteers who can go to schools and teach English.
  5. Group 5 recommended that Bongops living and working outside should serve as example to our younger generation with such activities benefiting our common people in the rural areas.

At the end of the group discussion, the Tshogpa Administrator summarised and shared that the suggestions from the group discussion will be considered in drafting the way forward and the list of activities the Tshogpa will carry out from now on.

We would like to thank everyone who shared the passionate and important views and solutions about issues facing our Bongop communities. We hope many will provide more solutions in the future. It also helps us to draft the way forward for Bongop Tshogpa, which is the topic of our next post.

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Third Bongop Tshogpa meeting overview and outcomes

At the Third Bongop Tshogpa meeting, 36 Bongops attended the meeting. This includes 15 from Bongo, 9 from Baikuenza, two each from Phasuma and Zamsa, one from Ketokha and three of our Bongop In-Laws.

We would like to share summary of the events and discussion we had among us and also share brief of the outcomes from the meeting.

The meeting began with recollection of the second Tshogpa meeting held in August 2014. In it, the main highlight was on the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Tshogpa which was adopted during the meeting. Next we discussed the Tshogpa functionaries who were appointed at the second meeting and the roles assigned against each of them.

Next from the recollection of the second meeting was the fund contributors. The total funds collected until now was shared with the group. We also touched on our Tshogpa utensils.

Then the major chunk of the morning meeting time was spent on updating the Tshogpa activities from 2014 till this day. The activities done till now was broadly categorised into three types.

  1. Community promotion activities
  2. Community development activities
  3. Youth development activities

In the Community promotion activities the following were included and informed to the group:

① Hosting of Bongop Community Website

② Camera Donation to Schools

③ Documentation of Phasuma and Bongo Lhakhang Documents

In the Community development activities, the following were included and discussed at the meeting:

  1. Support to Cleaning Campaigns in different villages
  2. Support to Aum Nakim of Phasuma during fire disaster
  3. Support to Phuntsho Tashi of Jungley
  4. Tarayana Jacket Distribution
  5. Phasuma AMC Cardamom Drier installation
  6. Via University, Denmark Professor’s visit to Bongo
  7. JICA Deputy RR visit and Kitchen Utensil Rack for Jungley to improve sanitation
  8. Bongo Village Toilet Project

In the Youth development activities we informed the group about:

  1. Bongop Youth Meet and
  2. Pakshikha Education Camp

There was tea break and after the break, a quick run through was done to broadcast the names of Bongops and In-Laws who have contributed to the Bongop Tshogpa Fund since its initiation in 2014. Please refer to the contributor’s list to see them. We also shared the names and pictures of those who have contributed to the cleaning campaign and to the support of Aum Nakim of Phasuma whose house was destroyed by fire.

After lunch session was more interesting in the sense that the crux of the concern of every Bongop was shared. The issues and challenges facing Bongops were shared to the meeting. We then divided ourselves into five groups of five persons each to discuss and find solution to the issues we Bongops now face. It was very interesting when the group members presented. We leave it here as it  will be subject of our next post on our website.

In brief, the main outcome from this meeting was:

  1. That our proposal to have three types of Tshogpa fund was not accepted by the group. So Bongop Tshogpa Account remains as one account only. But unlike in the past where we are not allowed to spend from the account, from this meeting, we decided that we can use Tshogpa fund for different activities as per agreement by the Chairman.
  2. Announcement of the acceptance of donations for the Tshogpa fund: That from today, we announce that we are accepting voluntary donations for the Bongop Tshogpa fund.
  3. New appointment and re-appointment of Tshogpa post holders: Dasho Kinley Dorji was unanimously re-appointed as the Tshogpa Chairman.  Lopen Pem Gyelsthen has resigend as the Vice Chairman. So Sonam Jamba from Baikuenza is our Vice Chairman. Tshogpa Treasurer is Choden and Tshogpa Secretary remains same.
  4. We then set the way forward and the activities for our Tshogpa, which will be the subject of the last post in this series.

We hope you have got a general idea about how the discussions have gone through at the one day meeting. We also hope this post helped many of our interested Bongops who have not been able to attend the meeting to get the overall idea. We will also bring more details in the comings posts on the discussions and resolutions.

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