Yesterday, around the table, we sat and sipped beer, and talked about our Army. My friends, Kinley Wangchuk and Tshering Dorji, who dream of becoming Army Officer landed up taking medical profession. They talked a lot about beautiful world of Army. They are real fan. And, we talked about how brave our Army are. We talked about 13 December, 2003. Alongside, we talked about the Lyonchen's say about our Army: it is disheartening to hear him say that sovereignty of our country does not lies in the hand of our Army. It depends upon the Bhutanese, but Armed force are the one who protected our land just nine years ago. We must remember this day.
|His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck always support our Army, meet them, grant audience and give time to be with them.|
I was in class five then. But I feel like it was just a year before. I can remember praying for the protective deities to protect our King and the Army. We prayed under the guidance of our Dzongkha lopen. I saw mixed emotions in their eyes. We were equally worried and nervous. Our Army under the leadership of Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck were fighting for our country. We could do nothing more than praying. On this day, I heard the blasting sound in the southern horizon of our country. The villagers were equally confused but remained vigilant. They were not equipped but they went out for night patrolling. What could they have done? But I remember them saying, "we can at least hit them from back and kill them before we die." It touches my heart so deeply.
Here is the message from my friend, Kinley Wangchuk Tobla, who is also a blogger:
Some of the precious lives were lost, golden blood shed, and awakening of real patriot were born in this very day in the year 2003. The brave Army of Bhutan headed by Druk Gyal Zhipa along with his son, His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck could kiss the heart of every Bhutanese with joy and appreciation.
At the very moment, we are what we are and living the second life gifted to us by our king and our Army without whom we would have lost our independence to an unknown ruler. So, I put my heartfelt gratitude to our Fourth King, His royal highness and pray for those who sacrificed their lives for our country.
Palden Drukpa Gyalo!!!