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Women play Khuru in Punakha

13 Sep 2009 Author Neydha

Working tirelessly for six days in a week, Sunday provides the best time for me to attend to many personal works or to be with my family but my other passion for archery keeps me engaged every Sunday.

It was 7:30AM on Sunday, we gathered in one of our archery ranges in Punakha for a friendly match with one of the teams from Thimphu.

Alongside our archery range a group of women began gathering and we only thought that they were there for a picnic nearby.  After a while it was a different scene with very unusual activity which we have never seen in Punakha.  The group (women) started playing Khuru with full paraphernalia. We were amazed to see them playing nothing less than we men do. These ladies were the Non Formal Education group playing between two different centres.

Following are the few snap shots from the event.

(Even they have hit on the bulls eye)

(Celebrating their Karey hit with latest Rigsar and film songs)

(Look at the multi-coloured Dhars hanging indicating the number of hits)

The enthusiasm, energy, vigor, zest and zeal that these women displayed were more than the men.  The scorching sun and rising temperature had no effect on these women and they played for the whole day.  Many of them managed to hit three to four Kareys and I admit I won't be able to compete with most of these women in Khuru. Promote the traditional game. Cheers!

Solar Eclipse

22 Jul 2009 Author Neydha

Fortunately I had to travel to Thimphu today and I started early to watch the eclipse from Dochula. I was on time in Dochula where hundreds of people gathered to watch the eclipse.  The sky was not so clear yet it favoured during the eclipse.  I was equiped with both video and still camera but unfortunately I could not get the filters and I could not take shots during the partial phase.


Solar eclipse during the early phase.


Full eclipse


See the diamond ring formation

Madam ko Kondo

05 Jun 2009 Author Neydha
This is my first ever joke contribution in Nopkin but I always read the jokes posted on Nopkin. I think I have never missed one ever since I joined this site.
One of my friends shared this joke during a gathering.
There was a humorous Dzongkha Lopen in one of the schools in southern Bhutan and they had a lady Principal. One day they were called for a meeting after the class. Principal herself and few of her teachers with Dzongkha Lopen were waiting in the hall for the others to turn up.
Principal: Kay ho yo teacher haro ta time ma aawong dai na. (Hey! these teachers never turn up on time)
Lopen: Hajur Madam. Moilay hear dha kheri teacher haru madam ko kondo na pako justo tsho. (Yes madam. Looks like teachers are not under your control)
Lopen said Kondo instead of control and madam was dumbstruck.

Pictures from the Puna Tsangchu flood

03 Jun 2009 Author Neydha

Regaining myself from the strain after a heartbreaking and chaotic experience from the recent flash flood by Puna Tsangchu on 26th May 2009 I wish to share some of the pictures that I managed to take during the flood. I could not move out of Khuruthang, so the pictures are only from Khuruthang VTI campus.


The aftermath of flood

Fortunately there was no loss of human life and damages to infrastructure this time but we cannot predict the natural calamities and we doesn't know when it will strike again.

On a lighter note, I share good relation with TSHOMEN (AUM TSHOMENGYEM – borrowed from Luzee's comment) of Puna Tsangchu and as long as this NEYDHA is here any extent of flood is not going to harm me and my colleagues.

My experience during the Lake Outburst threat on Wednesday

30 Apr 2009 Author Neydha
No one sensed anything unusual on Wednesday in the Puna Tsangchu, especially for the people living near the river banks. We were in the offices with our usual work when suddenly my phone rang and it was a call from Punakha Dzongrab informing us about the outburst from Gortho Lake. It was 9:55AM then. Gortho lake! I have never heard of so far although I am a well informed person on the Lakes in Lunana and its threats downstream.
With confidence on my face I informed my colleagues to be alert and not to panic should the river level rise abnormally. My cell phone began to ring one after another. People living along the river bank in Khuruthang panicked and began to run to higher grounds with their personal belongings. Cars were seen speeding on the highway. I ran to the river bank and there was no sign of any increase in the river level. I ensured that everyone from our premise is out in the safe place. In no time police personnel were deployed along the bank at certain distances. BBS and Kuzoo FM broadcasted the news of outburst warning people along the river bank and I believe that panicked the people more. But then it was good information. My phone rang nonstop and this is the first time that I have attended to hundreds of calls on my cell phone within few hours.

Everyone was alert and we were ready for any eventuality but even after waiting for 6 hours the river level did not rise except it was little muddy from 3PM onwards. People living along the Phochu were really worried about the severity of the flood but thank God it did not pose any threat. For sure it was not a false alarm.

The ironic part is, lake was bursted at 3:30AM and we were informed only after more than 6 hours.  Had it been a very big flood there would have been a catastrophe, similar to 1994 flood.

I have realized that we are not prepared for such an eventuality.  There is a need for capacity development to handle any situation. Should there be a disaster, how do we adopt to such situations ranging from accommodating and feeding the affected ones. One day the Rapstreng and Thorthormi lakes in Lunana is going to trigger the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF).

A thrilling drive

23 Mar 2009 Author Neydha
My driving habit is very bad and at this age too my speed is nothing less than those reckless teenage drivers. Only when my family is in the car I am compelled to drive slowly otherwise hardly any vehicle would overtake my small car.
I was driving back to Punakha from Thimphu on Saturday and it was 6pm when I crossed Simtokha. The drive from Thimphu to Punakha usually takes about 2 hours if we drive at an average speed of 50kmph.  I overtook a taxi below Usipang and while ascending towards Dochula the taxi was pulling hard behind me. He was trying to chase me but I was alone and his Maruti Van taxi had three passengers. I could see the distance increasing between us through my rear view mirror and he was out of sight after Hongtsho.
As I crossed Dochula the dusk was falling and my speed was increasing. A car light followed from distance and gradually it overtook me. That was the same taxi which I left behind. I followed him trying to overtake but he did not heed to my signals. I wouldn’t dare to drive the Maruti Van at that speed through such road. When I looked at my Tachometer we were driving at 50 – 60 kmph. My car may be a small one but it is stable enough to drive at that speed and my control over the car at every point do not really risk myself. We were actually racing and we did not stop anywhere. I was fully concentrated on the road till I reached Mesina after which he drove directly towards Wangdue and I had to turn towards Punakha.
As I was descending from Mesina, a series of questions ran through my head. Why did I chase him? Why didn’t he let me overtake? Why did he drive the taxi at such speed? Why did passengers allow him to speed? And many more…….! As I reached home the clock strikes 7:23PM. I didn’t believe myself that I have reached Punakha in less than one and half hour from Simtokha.
Although from the way he was driving I could make out that he is an experienced driver yet he did not remember that he was driving a public transport. He was risking the lives of those passengers. Maruti van seems very risky to drive at high speed on our road. Actually I could hear his tyres screeching at every turning. There was no news of taxi accident between Lobeysa and Wangdue on Saturday and I am assuming that the passengers have reached home safely. In the nutshell it was a thrilling drive for me.

Yangtsi Chorten Kora

12 Mar 2009 Author Neydha

People in Trashi Yangtsi are celebrating the Chorten Kora festival and I could not resist in writing down my vivid memories during my teenage days during the Chorten Kora.

Dawa Dhangpa Losar used to excite me a lot and after three days of celebration more excitement awaits for the Chorten Kora. The first Kora is called as Dagpa Kora or Chenga Kora which begins from 13th of Dawa Dangpa. It is called Dagpa Kora because lots of people from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh come to the festival. People from Tawang are called as Dagpa.

My parents used to run restaurant selling mainly Thukpa and Momo during the festival. A plate of momo used to cost 5 Ngultrum in those days (early 80s). Momo and Thukpa was a grand feast for me once a year.

 

Thousands of devotees used to gather during the festival. The small valley surrounding the Chorten Kora used to be transformed into mini city filled with tents. People from far flung places used to live in the tents. During those days there used to be only few traders selling clothing and few restaurants in the makeshift huts.

 

The Chorten Kora Tshechu and Gomphu Kora are popular because of its culture of nightlife. The night Kora in Yangtsip’s language is called as “Sen Kora”. As a teenager during the Kora we used to feel that the day is longer than the night. With the fall of dusk, the number of people around the Chorten increases in manifold, especially the young ones. There was no electricity then, and torch lights used to flash everywhere, most of it directly into the faces of people circumambulating the Chorten but mainly targeted at the girls.

 

There used to be three categories of people during the Sen Kora. I will focus on the category of men.

 

1. Gentlemen Group (?) – Initially girls would circumambulate in groups and men in equal number would follow them singing songs and Tsangmo (verses) and exchange of Tsangmo would go on which would gradually lure the girls and they become partners for the night.

 

2. The naughty group – This group of men are not good at songs and Tsangmo. They would rather pull and tease girls and they do not hesitate to grab and harass girls. They would grab them in the dark and carry them or pull them away from the group. In the present context that will be called as RAPE and molestation.

 

3. The third group can be categorised as Peeping Group – They are either too young to lure or grab someone or too naughty to be accepted by anyone. They would be more interested in peeping at all the dark corners and spots. They also venture through the tents for the peep show.

Traditionally during the Sen Kora young men and women tease each other playfully in romance. Basically the men’s objective is to look for sleeping partners for the night but I don’t know what would have been the girl’s objective. The night is spent in the tents, in the caves, in the paddy fields under the hay and in any secluded place. But not in the cars as they do today. Such acts would often lead to marriages and some girls ruin their lives too. Interestingly, I don’t remember the girls being resistant to such events despite, mostly being stranger to each other. I think that has been accepted as a tradition during the festival.

 

It has been more than a decade that I attended Chorten Kora festival but I heard that the culture of nightlife and the deeply spiritual tradition has been commercialised and diluted. The festival now appears more like a trade fair than a spiritual venue.

 

On a serious note, if I ever get the opportunity to attend the Chorten Kora, I would attend the festival only to circumambulate the sacred Chorten with a prayer to forgive me for defilement of Chorten for more than a decade during my teenage days…ha ha ha.

Puna Dromchey concluded

05 Mar 2009 Author Neydha
On the last day of Puna Dromchey (5th March 2009), Punakha Dzong echoed with the sounds of explosions from the fire crackers thrown by the Pazaps (warriors) in the Dzong courtyard to recreate the noise of battle. Pazaps performed the Maagcham in the courtyard.
In the afternoon Venerable Dorji Lopen led the procession for the symbolic immersion of sacred relic Rangjung Kharsapani into the Mochu River from Thangzona ground.
Dorji Lopen and the monks perform the ritual in Thangzona before immersing the Norbu. In 1639 Zhabdrung Rinpoche fooled the Tibetan invaders into believing that the Rangjung Kharsapani had been thrown into the river. The ritual ceremony is also to appease the Pal Yeshey Goenpo (Mahakala) and to immerse the offerings from Drubchen into the river.
Pazaps sing the war songs and perform Maagcham on the other side of Mochu facing Thangzona when Dorji Lopen immerses the Norbu.
People swim to collect the replica of relics thrown into the river.
After the ceremonial immersion, the Pazaps proceed to the courtyard and they perform the Lengmag (war songs praising Zhabdrung for victory).
The Zimpoen (Chief Warrior??) is being carried to the courtyard by the Pazaps.
Pazaps struggle through the steep stairs.
The Zimpoen performing the Bae (war song??)
The biggest Marchang Thro filled with Bangchang. The Dromchey is concluded with offering of Marchang and Tashi Moenlam.
After the Marchang Ceremony people rush to get a sip if not a bottle or Jerrycan of Bangchang.
The three-day Punakha Tsechu, which was introduced in 2005, started today. Various Chaams will be performed by the Central Monk Body and the public of Punakha. The main highlight during the three day Tshechu will be an enactment depicting the life of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Punakha Dromchey

03 Mar 2009 Author Neydha
The Punakha Dromchey has begun from today where many people from all walks of life thronged the courtyard to witness the Dromchey. 

Sacred dances by monks are performed in the Kuenrey (main Chapel) and only few dances are performed in the courtyard. Pazaps (warriors) performs their heroic dances in the courtyard and in the vicinity of Dzong during the three day Dromchey. Pazaps are the volunteers from different Geogs under Punakha Dzongkhag as well as from Thimphu Dzongkhag.

The main highlight of Dromchey is the immersion of Norbu into Mochu on the last day. Some of the dances performed in the Lhakhang are not even open for public.

Highlights from Dromchey – Day 1


Pazaps stay in the tents in the four directions of Dzong.


Hundreds gathered to watch the Cham

Maangcham 32

The Pazaps procession into Kuenrey where they receive instructions from Je Khenpo on the DOs and DON’Ts.

Finally this is the aftermath of the first day Dromchey in the courtyard. After the three days Dromchey follows the three days annual Tshechu and I cannot imagine the amount of garbage that the spectators would produce. There was a group of tourist in the Dzong and they were really astonished to see the courtyard littered like a waste disposal site.

My feeling for animals

09 Jan 2009 Author Neydha
I sometimes ask myself if I am a Buddhist. My deeds could not be justified to be called a Buddhist. A 100% non-vegetarian person, no feeling for any living being and the term “compassion” did not exist in my dictionary.
However, lately, it seems my age is catching up now, I find I have suddenly started having feelings for animals, especially the dogs. And this started when I saw the dogs being kept in the pounds in Memelakha and other Dzongkhags.
I have seen lots of strays strolling along the highway below Usipang either on bright sunny day or under heavy downpour but never had I asked any questions for myself. But now when I see them I am tempted to offer them something to eat.  I ask myself, poor fellows, where will their next meal come from? I wonder.
There is a dog in my area that is completely blind, deaf and dumb too, I suppose, since I have never heard him barking. This, he had the advantage of not being taken to the pound. He reaches at all the places in the vicinity. I have observed him walking every time the same trail through his sense of smell. Until then, I have never bothered to feed him but now I know how difficult it is for him to get his meals among the stout strays.


I did not see him for few days but yesterday I saw him with his nose on his toes by the roadside about to die. I don’t know when he had his last meal because the schools/institutes where he had been getting his meals have been closed for vacation. Poor chap!
Now each time I go near him, he stares at me with his huge white eyes, although blind, he welcomes me with wags of his tail. Now he knows me but he never follows me to my home. I don’t know how this fellow walked into my life and carved a niche in my heart, but for now I will take care of him dearly.
I can see that he can love far more than hundred humans put together, and not get tired of doing it.

Archery tournament in Punakha

04 Jan 2009 Author Neydha

Neither the freezing temperature nor the frequent drizzling of rain in the afternoon, could keep away the hundreds of spectators on Sunday in Thangzona Archery range during the finals of Chogley Namgyal Archery tournament.  A total of 43 teams from as far as Trongsa, Dagana and Gasa participated in the Yangphel style archery tournament in Punakha which began from 6th December 2008.

Team Palden Drukpa emerged as winner completing two game sets (Kuu) and Laya Tours & Treks as second completing one Game set at the 11th round. Without any game set Dungkar tried their best to catch up with Laya Tours & Treks but they were far behind. The winning team took home a 180 litre refrigerator each and the first runners up were awarded a washing machine each. Second runners up took away a  20 litre digital microwave oven each.
Tshokey from Dungkar with 12 Kareys during the final was declared man of the match and awarded a microwave oven. The infamous Talop Namgay with 35 Kareys in 45 rounds bagged the prize for the highest Karey and awarded 180 litre refrigerator. Many other prizes, as in the Yangphel tournament were awarded.
Talop Namgay – the man who is gifted with skills that archers envy.
Dungkar team celebrating a Karey.

The New Year's Eve in Punakha

01 Jan 2009 Author Neydha
When the whole world has been waiting to celebrate the New Year’s Eve, some us could not control the fever and a group of friends (more than 30 of us) who were gathered in Khuruthang Punakha for training, decided at the last minute to celebrate the New Year's Eve among ourselves as well. Nobody wanted to visit the dingy discotheque in the town to bid farewell to 2008 and to welcome 2009.
Everyone frantically began preparing for the celebration with groups working on the Bonfire pyre, shopping, seating arrangement, setting up sound system needed to shake our heavy bodies and to move those stiff legs.
I don’t know if we really know the meaning of lighting up such a fire called as bonfire yet everyone agreed that it is being lit to ward off evils from 2008 and to welcome 2009. In the nutshell, I think it was to beat the cold night. Whatever, someone in the group shouted at the top of his voice saying “this is the first ever biggest bonfire that I have seen in my lifetime”.
Our very modest mini outdoor bar to quench our dry throats and to boost the spirits of those corner lover friends to stump on the ground to the tune of rattling music.
 
As a tradition, if I am correct, we decided to kick off with Dzongkha dance but it went non stop for an hour. Fortunately many of us have the talent to sing and dance our traditional songs for hours, even for whole night.
Not yet with the “Dance your life, Shake your body” number but serious with Zampa Mitsug Zampa Tsug.
And finally when the lousy DJ (myself) played his last minute collection of dance numbers, everyone was on the dance floor (dance ground).
This was to the tune of Kokarey Ko song from the film Arunachel Pradesh to Thimphu.

He seems to be the most happiest man for the night??
I don’t remember, after emptying two bottles of Special Courier by 12:30AM, whether we concluded with Tashi Lebay or Tashi Tashi Talashi. Looks like they are upto Tashi Tashi Talashi.
Unfortunately I have missed to take photographs during dinner, I was so hungry and by the time I ventured to click, everyone has done with the dinner. I also missed to click the bliss of the celebration at 12AM, I don’t remember if I was there, I blame the special courier.
I doubt if we have wished among ourselves a Happy New Year because we were more on the drinking bash. Whatever, it was a great fun to celebrate among ourselves. It was a time to reflect on the past and envision a future, perhaps, in a place where people live together in harmony. 
Wouldn't it be fun to get together like this during the occasions and some of us have already started discussing to celebrate the Nyinlog Eve tomorrow in the same way. Happy New Year to all the readers.

Brief History of Rangjoen Kharsapani

29 Dec 2008 Author Neydha
The Zhung Dratshang displayed the most sacred relic, Rangjoen Kharsapani for public viewing for three days from 27/12/2008 – 29/12/2008 at the Punakha Dzong. Thousands of people visited during the three day display to receive the Wang. Reproduced below is the history of Rangjoen Kharsapani written by the Zhung Dratshang.
The Supreme noble, Avalokiteswara (Chenreyzig) is the compassionate embodiment of all Buddha’s residing in ten bhumis (10 stages). Avalokiteswara pledged to free all sentient beings, manifesting himself in the form of teachers, Kings, Ministers, Ordinary human beings and many other manifestations.
Thus, in 1161 AD, Dharma King, the protector of all sentient beings named Tsangpa Gyarey was born as a human manifestation form of Avalokiteswara. Having done much work/benefit for the flourishment of the Buddha Dharma and other sentient beings, he passed away ion 1211 AD. As a sign of true reincarnation of Avalokiteswara, and also to benefit/help the future generation, he left many miraculous relics in his ashes. His 21 vertebrate columns were left behind in ashes which naturally turned into 21 self arisen Avalokiteswara statues.
Generally Avalokiteshwara has many different manifestations viz. Eleven faced Avalokiteshwara, One faced four armed Avalokiteshwara, and Kharsapani etc. The one that is displayed today is one faced two armed Avalokiteshwara, holding lotus stalks in the left hand and right hand in mudra of giving protection.
Just having a glimpse or seeing the Rangjoen Kharsapani is equivalent of seeing the Avalokiteshwara in personal/real. If one prays with utmost faith and devotion, it is believed to bring forth many merits/good fortune for oneself and other, and purify all the wrong deeds and dispel of all the bad obscuration we have accumulated in the past lives. Moreover it clears away all the malevolent spirits and protects us from outer, inner and the most inner obstacles of this lifetime and brings forth longevity, free of all diseases, good fortune etc. And fulfills our dreams and attains the heavenly paradise and finally nirvana.

Mobile phones and the revealing ringtones

16 Dec 2008 Author Neydha

After a little more than five years (if I am correct) of launching the mobile phones in our country and the B-mobile penetrating into all the Dzongkhags and further into remote places, the device has become a necessity for all categories of people. It is not just an instrument for affordable group, but necessity for everyone and the subscriber base has increased exponentially in the last few years. It has also become a source of nuisance, a reason for quarrel between husband and wife, added to the court cases and many more. 

One of the interesting features to look at the use of mobile phones is the ringtones being used by different age groups and categories of people.  

I shall categorize into five groups (my personal view only) – teenagers, young adults, middle aged persons, elderly and monks. 

Teenagers, the most volatile group having different lifestyles and preferences, they have range of personal ringtones and they are the ones who explore all the facilities in the phones. Their ringtones include the latest hit songs or songs from their favorite singers. They are also the group that changes their ringtone most often because of the constant need of having something new. 

Adults are also very dynamic group and they also prefer to keep the latest hits as their ringtones and CRBT but those who are less interested in the trends and tendencies, their ringtones does not include the latest hits but their favourites are always maintained. 

A Zhungdra or traditional Boedra as ring tone indicates that the phone belongs to a middle aged, middle class man, like me – content to make money by the day and have some fun – perhaps a drink every evening in a bar (happy hour!).  We don’t see our mobile phone as an entertaining device, but as a necessity that eases our work and existence. This group mostly prefers pre-installed tones or Boedra, Zhungdra and religious chant as ringtones.  This group neither care for the options available, nor change the ring tone. The person, who keeps an old love song as ring tone, is an incorrigible romantic. His past may reveal more than one failed love affair. But if there is a sudden change in the ring tone with songs like “Dance Your Life Shake Your Body from Sergyel”, his wife should better beware.  

The least dynamic group is the elderly users, most of them using the pre-installed ringtone or some old Boedras for years. They just need the phone to make call and for receiving purposes only. Many elders choose a preset ring tone or a Zhungdra by Aum Thinleymo and Lopen Drengo and never bother to change.  

Another dynamic group of users is the Gelongs. They carry sophisticated models and their ringtones encompasses all the categories that I have mentioned above. They often lead to awkward situations like hearing “Tashi Delek Tashi Delek”, “Nga Gi Chey Lu Masong Sey Lab Chi Wai”, during funerals in the cremation ground. (Read the Jokes posted by xyz “Ironic ringtone”). Lams talking over cell phone interrupting the Choga are a common scene now. 

We hear a great variety of ringtones everyday and it is because of the fact that people are different and has different taste for everything.

Importance of spelling

10 Dec 2008 Author Neydha

Only great minds can read this, this is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. 
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh?

I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Source: Internet

Central Monk Body arrives in Punakha

28 Nov 2008 Author Neydha

His holiness the Je Khenpo and the central monk body arrived here in Punakha on 28th November after spending a night in Thinleygang. His Holiness and the monk body were received by the business communities, students, trainees and civil servants in Khuruthang.

Khuruthang town is one of the most blessed towns in the country since the monk body led by His Holiness with the sacred Nangtens passes through the township enroute to Punakha Dzong.
Thousands of devotees lined up along the road to receive blessings from His Holiness and the sacred Nangtens.

The Dzongkhag officials received His Holiness and monk body at the Dzong parking and escorted with chipdren inside the Dzong through the newly constructed Bazam. 

The monk body will return back to Thimphu on the first day of the fourth Bhutanese month.

Under 17 friendly football matches between India and Bhutan in Punakha

19 Nov 2008 Author Neydha
The Indian U-17 football team, buoyed by the emphatic 5-1 victory in Changlimithang on 17th November over our Bhutan U17 team, another friendly match was played in the Ugyen Academy football ground, Khuruthang on the afternoon of 18th November 2008.
While in Khuruthang, unbelievably the Bhutan’s U17 team (many of the players are from Ugyen Academy) overpowered the Indian U17 team during the first half of the game and managed to net in two goals. Bhutan’s team exhibited commendable skills and the goal keeper even managed to block the penalty shoot out from the Indian team but in the second half Indian team laboured to a 3-2 victory. Hundreds of people were gathered to watch the match and the spectators were divided among themselves to cheer up the teams.
Whatever the outcome, I think it was a very good experience for our young players to play with well trained team. The players and officials were awarded prizes and medals. 
The match was organized by the Embassy of India and the Bhutan Football Federation in association with Ugyen Academy to mark the Coronation of His Majesty and a century of Glorious Monarchy. Here are some of the moments from the friendly match.

Players entering the field.

Players line up for the National Anthem

Chief Guest Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji wishing the players.


Some actions in the field

Awarding of medals and prizes

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