Former instructor to contest NC elections from Mongar

A former instructor under the Chiphen Rigpel project, Ugyen Tshering, is one of the aspiring candidates from Mongar who would be contesting for the first time in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections this year.

Ugyen Tshering, 35, is from Gashire, Drametse Gewog in Trashigang, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tamil Nadu in India.

He worked as an instructor for five years under the Chiphen Rigpel project from 2011 to 2012 in Dremetse Central School in Mongar. And from 2013 to 2015, he was posted at Bishong Central School in Gasa. He has also worked with various tour agents for two years.

Talking to Business Bhutan, Ugyen Tshering says he wants to contest for the NC elections to offer his gratitude and fulfill the wishes of His Majesty the King by offering better choices to the public to select the best candidate.

“The NC is main legislative body which initiates or prepares legislation for all sectors, firms and industries,” he added.

And if elected, the 35-year-old candidate said he would introduce new policy which would help to reduce rural-urban migration and poverty rate, where Mongar comes third in terms of poverty.

However, it doesn’t appear to be easy as there are around 20 candidates approximately emerging from the 17 gewogs in Mongar that have come out as aspiring candidates.

But ugyen Tshering says that people have to judge the candidate according to their work experience, performance, capability, way of dealing and convincing the people in regard to any issue or matter.

The candidate, who is the only one from his gewog, said he would serve in a better way to reach the expectation of the people of Mongar and the country if elected.

Yenten Thinley from Thimphu