GNH not priority for new government

The newly elected Prime Minister has said he will not travel around the world preaching the much-acclaimed philosophy of the King Father Jigme Singye Gross National Happiness (GNH).

In an interview to Indo-Asian News Service, PM Tobgay said his primary duty is to serve the people. His predecessor Jigme Thinley spent most of the time in office promoting GNH and has remained out of public contact since the loss of the election. His party has alleged the royal palace behind the party’s defeat.

New PM Tobgay says his government would not spend millions to sell the ideology that has received UN recognition. Rather he said he would focus on its implementation within the country.

With the new government deviating from the GNH international mission and Thinley remaining hidden, it is unlikely the objective of making happiness as human development index would be materialised.

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