Saturday, 3 December, 2011

Who can learn from Mr Tashi Dawa, a driver and a GNH Citizen?

Tashi Dawa with PM of Bhutan - Photo Courtesy Bhutan Observer

So happy that Mr. Tashi Dawa, a driver who returned a bag full of money worth 6.8M to his owner was commended by Prime Minster and rewarded Nu. 50,000 from Government side for showing an example to the people of Bhutan.(Read More) I think he deserves all kinds of rewards or awards for his exemplary action.

But I am still in dilemma, what would have happened if that bag went to the hand of one minister, Trulku and Rinpoche’s, DHI members, business tycoon or  else in hand of any higher income group people? I am sure politician could have solved their problems of unlimited desire of pays and perks, Trulkus and Rinpoches could have travelled more in western countries, senior bureaucrats or DHI member may not ask for further salary hike. Or for business people they could have established neither business to fulfil their greed.

The list may continue and difficult for me to come to conclusion. So, I leave to the readers for your own analysis and judgment.

Prime Minister rightly commended him and everyone  of us have a reason to learn from a simple driver, truely a GNH citizen. More importantly, I think our ministers, politician, DHI members, senior bureaucrats and business tycoon could learn more on GNH values from him.

His message is clear that money is not everything. For me personally it is even more complex when I put myself in the shoes of Mr. Tashi Dawa. But he did that with clear consciousness and values that make each one of us proud today.

My due honour and appreciation goes to Mr. Tashi Dawa for his exemplary work and pray at the same time for more sons and daughters with his values be born in Bhutan especially in the families of higher income group.


  1. whatever the society be, i think a man like Tashi will be very few to find!
    And too i think we can't judge the mind of rich!! or the dignified person!!

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