Monday, 20 February 2017

The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is making headlines - Know why !

The 'Dragon King' is the one who stopped playing goalie in soccer when he realised that none of the players dared to knock one past the future king of Bhutan.

THE BHUTAN KING? Yes, the reigning Druk Gyalpo, the 'Dragon King' of the Kingdom of Bhutan. 

WHAT ABOUT THE DRAGON KING? He is trending on Twitter. For all good reasons though. 

AND WHAT IS THAT? A picture of the king chopping onions and chillies to prepare a meal for the Community School in Mongaris going viral on social media


THE KING COOKING? Yes. All by himself. His wife, Jetsun Pema, is also known for her contributions as the UNEP Ozone ambassador and humanitarian efforts in Bhutan.

NICE. THE PERFECT COUPLE!

You bet. The Oxford-educated Himalayan king maintains the ancient tradition of 'Kidu', which includes providing educational aid to poor students, medical aid to senior citizens, state land to farmers and assisting victims of natural disasters. HE'S ONE HUMBLE KING. Yes. Also known as the 'people's king', he has travelled through Bhutan extensively, on foot and on bicycle, and stayed in the homes of the locals and cooked for them. 

HE IS DEFINITELY LEADING BY EXAMPLE HERE. Exactly. He is the one who stopped playing goalie in soccer when he realised that none of the players dared to knock one past the future king of Bhutan. He switched to basketball instead, where the game's pace and elbows tend to blur any distinction between royalty and commoners. 

WE NEED MORE OF SUCH LEADERS NOW.Yes. Humility personified. This explains why Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens' happiness levels and not the GDP.