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Monday, June 16, 2014
Bhutan Newsletter June 2014
Today at 1:52 PM
Kuzu zang pola (Hello)!
has finally arrived as the yak herders migrating back to the high lands
with welcoming of the warm weather, the valley floors flourishes with
lush greenery from the rice cultivation. This time of the year will be
perfect to see the markets bursting with organic fresh fruits and
vegetables in their most vibrant colors.
month we will focus on the exciting upcoming events on the calendar,
feature articles on Bhutan from all around the world and collections of
pictures take around this time of the year.
STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A visit to Bhutan proves a breathtaking experience, but the forces of change are starting to be seen in the isolated kingdom. continue reading
Bhutan takes light approach to tourism to protect the mountain kingdom's environment and culture. continue reading
Nimalung Tshechu (June)
The local Tshechu is held once
a yea in the 5th month of the Bhutanese calendar.
Duringthe Tshechu an awe-inspiring Thongdrol (gigantic
scroll painting) of Guru Rimpoche isputon display for attendees. continue reading
The history of the temples at
Kurjey is associated with Sindhu Raja and Guru
Rimpoche. Sindhu Raja invited Guru Rimpoche from Nepal
to Bhutan tosubdue some evilspirits that had been
plaguing the land.
Haa Summer Festival (July)
unparalleled insight into the lives and traditions of Bhutan's nomadic
herders. Immerse yourself in this one of a kind experience by playing
the local sports, sampling the delicious
home-cooked cuisine and enjoying traditional
songs and dances all while imbibing the heady local
liquor (Ara). continue reading
COLLECTION OF PICTURES
For further information, please contact:
Tourism Council of Bhutan, India Representative Office
C/o Charson Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.
1104 Arcadia, 11th Floor, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 – India
Tel: 91 (22) 65172273; Fax: 91 (22) 22828835; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan Manuel Santos has convincingly won re-election after Colombia's
tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his
18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere's longest-running
Santos on Sunday defeated right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga with
53 per cent-to-47 per cent of valid votes with 99.9 per cent of
Zuluaga was backed by former two-term President Alvaro Uribe, who many considered the true challenger.
They accused Santos of selling Colombia out in slow-slogging Cuba-based
negotiations, and insisted Zuluaga would halt the talks unless the
rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, ceased
all hostilities and some of its leaders accepted jail time.
outcome affirmed Santos' claim to be steering Colombia to a historic
crossroads after a half-century of conflict that claimed more than
200,000 lives, mostly civilians.
"Now we're going to build this peace for which we've so long yearned," said Ivan Cepeda, a leading leftist lawmaker.
A FARC spokeswoman in Havana said the rebels had no comment on the election's results.
The campaign was Andean nation's dirtiest in years, and Uribe alleged
widespread vote-buying by the Santos camp right up to the closing of
Zuluaga nevertheless graciously conceded defeat less than an hour after the result became known.
Uribe didn't put in an appearance at his campaign headquarters.
Santos' win was a comeback of sorts Zuluaga beat him in the first round of five candidates May 25.
His 900,000-vote victory hinged in large part on winning Bogota and
making major gains on the Caribbean coast, where his party machinery was
In the first round, Santos finished third in the
capital, stronghold of defeated leftist candidate Clara Lopez, who
endorsed him in the runoff.
Voter turnout rose somewhat, too, from 40 per cent in the first round to 48 per cent on Sunday, and was seen as favoring Santos.
The University of Kansas-educated incumbent got the backing last week
of 80 top business leaders and announced exploratory talks with the
National Liberation Army, Colombia's other, far smaller rebel band.
Uribe had accused Santos, grandnephew of a president from a blue-blood
Bogota newspaper clan, of offering impunity to the rebels.
Aam Aadmi Party Maharashtra conducted 10 Chintin Shivirs across the
state post the Loksabha elections. The purpose was to reflect on our
performance and to plan the way forward.
biggest win of contesting the Loksabha Elections has been that AAP Is
now entrenched throughout the state with a 40000 strong volunteer base.
The party is now poised as an important political entity in the state
and we look forward to changing Maharashtra politics for the better.
is a party that prides itself on being a volunteer based party. We
strongly believe in basing our plans on volunteer opinion and the
overwhelming response from our volunteers is that we should contest the
state assembly elections. We have presented this feedback to our
National Executive and we look forward to their advise on the next
other strong suggestion mooted by the volunteers has been the
reconstitution of all committees. We presented this in the recently
conducted NE meet ad the result is that Misson Vistar is now being
planned - it's goal will be to assess the strength of the various
committees and rebuild them through volunteer engagement.
Maharashtra leadership and all volunteers are united in implementing
the plans for the Assembly Elections and Mission Vistar. We look forward
to your support.
Najafgarh of New Delhi has provided No. 1 players to Country, now
going to centre of Computer Training and all category of Art based
education.Baba Gurardas Education Society has pronounced in Press Club
of India in a Press Varta. In this context, Roterian Dr. Engineer
Rajendarr Jaina said that after successful achievement in Polio
eradication, it is the dream of roterian for specific employment based
education. For the Computer education and training Mr. Jaina ensuring to
provide two computers for the centre in Roshan Vihar, Part-2 at
Najafgarh. It has announced in the programm that this program will
improve the capability of the childern through this pilot project. In
the continuation of this series of Drama and Art play, social activist
and commander of youth Swami Vivekanand based social programmes starting
A book on “Uttrakhand -
Kedarnath Medical Rescue Operations”
New Delhi, 15 June 2014
A book on “Uttrakhand -
Kedarnath Medical Rescue Operations” by Dr. Pradeep Bhardwaj & Six Sigma
Team was released on the first anniversary of the gigantic natural calamity in
Uttarkhand in June 2013.
The book highlights the spirit of mankind which voluntary
reaches out to those affected by natural disaster. It brings out the role of
Six Sigma Team in Uttrakhand flood landslides (June 2013) in organizing “Medical
Rescue Operations” at Kedarnath & Badrinath and which saved lives of 511
people. This effort wasa milestone in the history of the nation as
the team members put their lives at risk for providing medical relief services
to pilgrims in inaccessible pockets of Himalayan terrain, where crucial roads
had suffered extensive damages, landslides had cut off the upper reaches and
line of communication were down.
Shri Sanjay Kumar Srivastava
(IAS) Chief Secretary of Delhi was the chief guest of the event and Dr.
D.S Rana – Chairman Sir Gangaram Hospital, Dr. D. R.
Rai -Former President IMA, HQ Delhi, Dr.
Senior Consultant- Sir Gangaram Hospital, Brigadier KB Chand- Army HQ Delhi, Mr. Rahul
Sharma Senior Editor were the Guest-of-Honour at
the event. Shri Sanjay Kumar Srivastava (IAS) Chief Secretary of
the book and appreciated the efforts of Six Sigma Medial Camp
Volunteers, who worked
with the Indian Armyfor rehabilitation and relief of the survivors of
this natural disaster during the initial crucial phase. He also addressed the audience
consisting of students, representatives of welfare organizations and non-governmental
organizations (NGOs).He applauded the voluntary medical support and
assistance rendered to the survivors, and expressed the hope that their effort
would be an example for others to follow. “This example of volunteerism is
touching and inspiring, and as an Indian, I am proud that Dr. Bhardwaj &
Six Sigma Team have made a lasting impression in the hearts of so many” he said.
last year’s natural calamity of June 16 through 19 that devastated the whole of
Uttarakhand and large areas of Himachal Pradesh and western Uttar Pradesh — an
area of almost 20,000 sq.km. — was one of extreme rare severities among all the
hydro-meteorological disasters to have struck India. Intense point rainfall
exceeding 200 mm occurred within a 24-hour spell and continued with lesser
intensity for a few more days over several locations in the Alakananda and
Bhagirathi basins. Such short-duration intense rainfall in June has a
statistical recurrence interval exceeding 500 years.
Dr. Bhardwaj is a
dynamic, confident and courageous star performer of Indian Healthcare Industry
and is author of two famous books on healthcare management “Opportunities in Healthcare Administration”and “Latest in Hospital & Healthcare
Management”. Dr. Bhardwaj is renowned
hospital administrator, recipient of many prestigious awards like - Limca
Records holder for being the Youngest Medical Superintendent at the age
of 26 years, Rajiv Gandhi Award and Rashtriya Ratan Award-2009 (first recipient
in healthcare management). He is listed in 20 most influential people in
The book while
highlighting the magnitude of the unprecedented tragedy has exposed many
shortcomings things like the government lacks the organizational skills, equipment
and trained manpower to respond swiftly when faced with a war-like situation
during disaster and save lives in a quick and organized manner. Also our armed
forces, although ever ready to help, were heavily handicapped in the absence of
superior aircraft and all-terrain vehicles, high-tech communication posts,
heavy machinery lifting equipment, and quick action teams capable of delivering
relief and constructing makeshift bridges, shelters and airports.
The contents of the book are enriched by including
experiences contributed by volunteers, partners and beneficiaries about their
first-hand involvement in the rescue, as well as the team’s focus and plan on rehabilitation
through counseling, treatment, the relief & recovery in the initial phase. Sh.
Pravesh Verma, MP West Delhi and Dr. Rajat Mohan, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
also sent their congratulatory message and appreciated Dr. Bhardwaj's efforts
and service to the country.
“I would like to thank all the volunteers who were involved in the execution of
relief project. Without them, even efforts of government would not have materialized,”
said a guest. “It took an emotional and physical toll on the lives of survivors
and volunteers alike. But, by the same token, it also brought out the best in
volunteers, uniting many willing hands and generous hearts in the relief,
reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts that followed. He expressed that this
evening and book would bring everyone who was involved in the mission closer. During
the occasion the chief guest also honored the members of Six Sigma Medical
Rescue Teams Dr. Pradeep Bhardwaj, Maj. Gen S.B. Akali, Dr. Brajkishore
Rajoriya, Mr. Maninder Singh, Mr. Ashish Sharma, Mr. Bharat Sharma , Mr. Hitesh
Kaushikfor their valiant efforts inKedarnath & Badrinath Rescue Operation.
Bhardwaj stated that “as their commitment towards serving nation, this year Six
Sigma Team is organizing medical camp for devotees undertaking the arduous
annual Amarnath yatra”. “The situation
has changed considerably over the last few years as the weather remains
unpredictable most of the time there and those caught in between the way should
have the physical strength to counter all odds and adversities”. Former MLA
Bhai Bharat Singh was the guest forSh. Amarnath Ji Yatra
Medical Camp Training program and had motivated the volunteers &
appreciated the efforts of Dr. Bhardwaj and team Six Sigma. The groups of
volunteers were given brief sessions by six sigma experts and training about
preparedness for high altitude medical camp services & how they can keep themselves
safe and healthy for tough physical activities. Initially training explained
the mean & measures so that before departure every volunteer becomes fit to
walk at a stretch without any stopovers and help other yatris in medical