Dorji Khandu

Journal of a Young Parliamentarian

Attending the 3-days workshop on advanced media literacy held from 18-20th December, 2019 at Namgay Heritage Hotel, Thimphu. It was Organized by the Bhutan Media Foundation with the support of HELVETAS Bhutan and European Union.

In the world of the digital era, technology has made it easy for anyone to create media. Consequently, media literacy is a crucial skill all media consumers must have in order to be able to interpret and analyze media information.

I truly appreciated the insightful training organized by the Bhutan Media Foundation. It was very inspirational, energizing, bringing scores of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies.


10 Dec 2019

The 19th Asian Pacific Parliamentarians’ Conference on Environment and Development

Conference

Attending the 19th Asian Pacific Parliamentarians’ Conference on Environment and Development held inSeoul, Republic...


23 Oct 2019

Attended the 4th Edition of the Royal Highland Festival at Laya

Celebration

Attended the 4th Edition of the Royal Highland Festival at Laya accompanied with Honorable...


28 Aug 2019

Attending the 9th DT of Gasa District

DYT

Local governments are closest to the people, which serves the people best. Attending the...


29 Jul 2019

12th NREC Meeting

Committee Meeting

Committee meets today to develop methodology flow chart for the review of buyback policy...


15 Jul 2019

Social Policy Training

Training

This program aims to provide the participants with the knowledge and understanding of the...


9 Jul 2019

NC Visits PHPAs

Visit

National Council visits the Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authorities (PHPAs). Fifteen members and the secretariat...


3 Jul 2019

11th NREC Meeting

Committee Meeting

As the Committee was assigned with one legislative issue and one policy issue by...


27 Jun 2019

Closing Ceremony of the 2nd Session of the Third Parliament

Parliament Session (JS)

His Majesty The King graced the Closing Ceremony of the 2nd Session of the...


21 Jun 2019

Presentation of the Performance Audit Report by Public Accounts Committee

Parliament Session (JS)

Presentation of the following Performance Audit Report by Public Accounts Committee: Performance audit report...


20 Jun 2019

Adoptions

NC Session

Adoption of amendments and recommendations on Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020 Adoption of Impeachment...


19 Jun 2019

Continue discussion on Budget and Appropriation Bill

NC Session

Continue discussion on Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020.


18 Jun 2019

Presentation of Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020

NC Session

The 18th sitting began with the Finance Minister, Hon. Namgay Tshering presenting the National...


14 Jun 2019

Adoption of amendments and recommendations on Pay Revision Bill

NC Session

Adoption of amendments and recommendations on Pay Revision Bill of Bhutan 2019.


13 Jun 2019

Deliberation on Recommendations

NC Session

16th Sitting; Deliberation on Recommendations of the Ad-hoc Committee on Pay Revision Bill of...


12 Jun 2019

Pay Revision Report 2019

NC Session

The 15th sitting convened with the introduction of the Pay Revision Report by the...


7 Jun 2019

Review Report on Fronting

NC Session

The Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) presented the review report on fronting: issues, consequences and...


5 Jun 2019

Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019

NC Session

The Legislative Committee introduced the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of...


3 Jun 2019

Review Report on Harmful Use of Alcohol

NC Session

The Good Governance Committee presented the review report on Harmful Use of Alcohol to...


30 May 2019

Impeachment Procedure Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2019

NC Session

The Natural Resources and Environment Committee introduced the Impeachment Procedure Bill of the Kingdom...


28 May 2019

Review Report on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

NC Session

The members of the Special Committee on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)...


27 May 2019

The House Ratifies Two International Agreements

NC Session

The House unanimously ratified the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete...


24 May 2019

Follow-up Reports on the Resolutions of the 22nd Session

NC Session

The 2nd Sitting of the National Council convened with the deliberation on the follow-up...


23 May 2019

23rd Session of the National Council Commences

NC Session

The 23rd Session of the National Council of Bhutan commenced on 23 May 2019...


17 May 2019

International Conference on Well-being and Urban Development

Conference

It was a great experience attending the conference and listening to the prominent speakers,...


13 May 2019

Visited Laya Central School

Constituency Visit

I had the pleasure of visiting Laya Central School and interacted with teachers and...


12 May 2019

Visited Lungo Extended Classroom and ECCD

Constituency Visit

The ECCD centre which was established with support from UNICEF was inaugurated on April...


10 May 2019

Visit to Bjishong Central School

Constituency Visit

I had a great pleasure of visiting one of the pioneering academic institutions-Bjishong Central...


8 May 2019

Gasa Sector Head Meetings

Constituency Visit

Had a fruitful consultative meeting with sector heads of Gasa District followed by meeting...


6 May 2019

Consultative meeting on the Draft Impeachment Procedure Bill of Bhutan 2019

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resources and Environment Committee (NREC) held consultative meeting with the Holders of...


29 Apr 2019

12th Plenary Meeting

Plenary Meeting

Presided over by the Hon’ble Chairperson, the members convened for its 12th plenary meeting...


25 Apr 2019

Consultation meeting with MoLHR

Committee Meeting

In pursuit of thorough policy review and as a part of in-depth discussion, the...


22 Apr 2019

NREC Meeting (8th)

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resource and Environment Committee convened the 7th meeting today to discuss on...


16 Apr 2019

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh 4th Memorial Lecture

Lecture

Today I had an opportunity to deliver Madanjeet’s Singh memorial lecture on the occasion...


15 Apr 2019

Visited Asian College of Journalism

Visit

Today I had a pleasure of visiting the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of South...


12 Apr 2019

Visit to King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI)

Visit

We had a great opportunity to visit King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI) today. The institute...


6 Apr 2019

140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

IPU

It was a great honored to be part of the Bhutanese parliamentary delegation led...


21 Mar 2019

NREC Meeting (7th)

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resource and Environment Committee convened the 7th meeting today to discuss on...


24 Feb 2019

Leadership Program for Parliamentarians (LPP3) at RIGSS

Training

Attended the Leadership Program for Parliamentarians (LPP) from 24th February till 15th March 2019....


12 Feb 2019

Dzongkhag Tshogdue (DT) of Gasa

Constituency Visit

Attended the 7th Dzongkhag Tshogdue (DT) of Gasa Dzongkhag as an observer. During the...


23 Jan 2019

Closing Ceremony of the National Council

NC Session

22nd Session of the National Council concluded today.


22 Jan 2019

11th Plenary Meeting

Plenary Meeting

The 11th Plenary meeting held today to discuss on the finalization of agenda for...


21 Jan 2019

Joint Session of the Parliament on Report of the Public Account Committee

NC Session

Two days joint sitting deliberation mainly focused on the unresolved irregularities and on the...


18 Jan 2019

Question Hour Session

NC Session

The 11th sitting of the National Council conducted the question hour session with Hon....


16 Jan 2019

Presentation & Discussion on Budget and Appropriation Bill 2018-2019

NC Session

NC discusses the National Budget for Financial Year (FY) 2018-19 today, during the ninth...


9 Jan 2019

Presentation & Discussion on 12th Five-Year Plan

NC Session

Introducing the 12th FYP, the Minister underlined the objective of the Plan which is...


8 Jan 2019

Review report (interim) on TVET by Special Committee

NC Session

The Hon. Members of the Special Committee for TVET submitted its interim review report....


7 Jan 2019

Review report (interim) on issues on Harmful Use of Alcohol by Good Governance Committee

NC Session

The members of the Good Governance Committee (GGC) presented the interim report on the...


4 Jan 2019

Opening Ceremony of the 22nd Session of the NC

NC Session

The opening ceremony of the National Council commenced today with an offering of Marchang...


25 Dec 2018

Draft 12 FYP Presentation by GNHC

Presentation

The officials from Gross National Happiness Commission have presented the Draft 12th Five Year...


19 Dec 2018

Meeting with Lunana Constituents

Constituency Visit

This week I had a pleasure of meeting with my Lunana constituents. It was...


17 Dec 2018

111th National Day Celebration

Celebration

As the nation celebrates the 111th National Day, I, on behalf of the people...


2 Dec 2018

Inaugural Ceremony of Fifth Annual Research Symposium & Environmental Fair

Celebration

With kind invitation by the Bhutan Ecological Society, we the Natural Resources and Environment Committee...


30 Nov 2018

Interim Report Presentation to MoLHR

Presentation

The Special Committee for TVET of the National Council met with the Hon. Minister...


28 Nov 2018

3rd National Conference on Women in Politics, Leadership and Governance

Conference

With much enthusiasm, I took part in the final day of the 3rd National...


27 Nov 2018

3rd Monlam Chenmo at Punakha

Activities

As His Holiness, the 70th Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choeda Rinpoche is presiding over...


26 Nov 2018

Seminar on Ideology and Sustainability of Political Parties as Institutions of Democracy

Seminar

I have participated in the seminar on Ideology and Sustainability of Political Parties as Institutions...


25 Nov 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Celebration

I along with other fellow parliamentarians joined the national and international community today in...


23 Nov 2018

Gasa Road Black-topping Work Progress Monitoring

Activities

The success of the project plays a key role in achieving growth and development...


22 Nov 2018

Special Committee Meeting

Committee Meeting

The Special Committee convened meeting today to briefly reflects back on the observations of...


14 Nov 2018

Visited Jigme Wangchuk Power Training Institute, Dekiling.

Meeting

If Education is the key to Economic Development then TVET is the master Key...


12 Nov 2018

Visited Khuruthang and Samthang TTIs

Meeting

We had fruitful consultative meetings with officials of Khuruthang TTI in the morning followed...


8 Nov 2018

Consultation meeting with CDCL

Committee Meeting

The Special Committee convened a consultation meeting with  Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) to discuss the...


5 Nov 2018

Public Meeting at Khamed, Gasa

Constituency Visit

Conducted Public Meeting at Khamed, Gasa.


3 Nov 2018

Public Meeting at Khatoed, Gasa

Constituency Visit

Conducted Public Meeting at Khatoed, Gasa.


30 Oct 2018

Public Meeting at Lungo

Constituency Visit

Conducted Public Meeting at Lungo Chiwog, Laya.


28 Oct 2018

Public Meeting at Laya

Constituency Visit

Conducted Public Meeting at Laya. I thanked all the people for electing me as their...


23 Oct 2018

3rd Royal Highland Festival

Celebration

Attended the 3rd Royal Highland Festival from 23-24 October 2018. Royal Highlander Festival is one...


10 Oct 2018

Plenary Meeting (9th)

Plenary Meeting

The Chairperson of the National Council called House for Urgent Plenary Meeting today.


9 Oct 2018

Consultation Meeting with MoLHR

Meeting

The Special Committee convened a consultation meeting with MoLHR to discuss on the issues...


8 Oct 2018

NREC Meeting (4th)

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resource and Environment Committee convened the 4th Committee meeting today to flashback...


5 Oct 2018

Consultation Meeting with GNHC

Meeting

Participated in the Social & Cultural Affairs Committee’s consultation meeting with  Gross National Happiness...


4 Oct 2018

Consultation Meeting with MoLHR

Meeting

Participated in the Social & Cultural Affairs Committee’s consultation meeting with the Ministry of...


2 Oct 2018

Presentation by JDWNRH

Presentation

Presentation by Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, JDWNRH on the Outbreak of Healthcare-Associated Infections and...


28 Sep 2018

Plenary Meeting (7th & 8th)

Plenary Meeting

8th Plenary Meeting Agenda Highlights: Report on the status implementation of the 6th &...


26 Sep 2018

Special Committee Meeting (3rd)

Committee Meeting

Special Committee meets today to discuss on the Problem Statement presented to the 6th Plenary...


24 Sep 2018

Consultation meeting with Ministry of Health

Meeting

I took part in the Good Governance Committee’s consultation meeting with the officials from...


18 Sep 2018

Consultation Meeting with National Land Commission

Meeting

As directed by the House, the Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the National Council...


17 Sep 2018

Consultation Meeting with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan

Meeting

Participated in the Consultation Meeting with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) to...


12 Sep 2018

Consultation Meeting with MoAF

Meeting

As directed by the House, the Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the National Council...


5 Sep 2018

Presentation by National Environment Commission

Presentation

NECs Presentation to the National Council Members are as follows: Presentation on the Mandates...


4 Sep 2018

Driglam Namzha (Bhutanese Etiquette) Training

Training

We have attended a day-long training on Bhutanese Etiquette, Driglam Namzha today. The officials...


31 Aug 2018

Plenary Meeting (6th)

Plenary Meeting

Agenda Highlights: Remarks by the Chairperson Report on the status of implementation of the...


30 Aug 2018

Special Committee Meeting (2nd)

Committee Meeting

The Special Committee meets today to discuss on the Problem Statement which is to...


24 Aug 2018

Special Committee Meeting (1st)

Committee Meeting

Special Committee meet today to brainstorm on the Issues and Problem Analysis of Technical...


23 Aug 2018

Consultation Meeting with National Law Review Taskforce

Meeting

Participated in the Legislative Committee’s Consultation Meeting with National Law Review Taskforce members this...


20 Aug 2018

Gender and Child Sensitization Workshop

Workshop

The Gender and Child Sensitization Workshop organized by National Commission for Women and Children.  NCWC is...


17 Aug 2018

NREC Meeting (3rd)

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resource and Environment Committee convened its 3rd Committee meeting to plan the way...


17 Aug 2018

Plenary Meeting (5th)

Plenary Meeting

Agenda Highlight:


13 Aug 2018

Media Training

Training

Three days of Media Training commenced today. This program will enhance a greater understanding...


29 Jul 2018

Brainstorming Workshop

Workshop

Three days Workshop begins today for Developing a Strategic Roadmap for the 3rd National...


6 Jul 2018

His Majesty graces consecration ceremony of Palden Lhamoi Lhakhang

Constituency Visit

His Majesty The King graced the consecration ceremony of a new Palden Lhamoi Lhakhang...


30 Jun 2018

Constituency Visit

Constituency Visit

The constituency visit of the Members of Parliament after every session is viewed to...


28 Jun 2018

Annual Report by the Prime Minister of Bhutan on the State of the Nation

Parliament Session (JS)

Presentation on the Annual Report by the Prime Minister of Bhutan on the State...


27 Jun 2018

Closing Ceremony of 21st Session

NC Session

21st Session of the National Council concluded today with a closing speech by the...


26 Jun 2018

Plenary Meeting (4th)

Plenary Meeting

Agenda Highlight: Update on Status of 3rd Plenary Meeting Feedback on 21st Session of...


26 Jun 2018

South Asia Economic Focus and launch of Bhutan Development Update 

Forum

In honor of the visit of Martin Rama, Chief Economist, South Asia Region the World Bank,...


25 Jun 2018

Budget and Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2018-2019

NC Session

Agenda Highlight: Deliberation on the Budget and Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2018-2019. Adoption...


22 Jun 2018

Agreement Between the RGoB and Government of the PR of Bangladesh

NC Session

Ratification of Agreement Between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the...


21 Jun 2018

Annual Anti-Corruption Report 2017

NC Session

Agenda Highlight: Presentation of Annual Anti-Corruption Report 2017 Deliberation on Annual Anti-Corruption Report 2017...


20 Jun 2018

11th Session of the Second Parliament of Bhutan (Joint Sitting)

Parliament Session

Agenda Highlight: Continue deliberation on Public Accounts Committee report Deliberation on the review of...