Bhutan: A Kingdom of Happiness

Dasho Paljor Dorji

by on Nov.20, 2009, under Characters

Dasho Paljor DorjiThe fourth king’s cousin, Dasho Paljor Dorji (or Benji, as he likes to be called) was instrumental in forming the first Bhutanese NGO—the “Royal Society for the Protection of Nature”. He candidly shares with us how he contributed to the development philosophy of Gross National Happiness and helped guide the devolution of power from absolute Monarchy to a constitutional Monarchy. He provides a compelling perspective as to why the Fourth King made such visionary decisions for his country and what challenges now face His Majesty, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

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4 Comments for this entry

  • Dhondup Gyaltsen

    Dasho Penjor La, Thank you for all your contributions to Bhutan. Your leadership at the Smithsonian Museum’s Bhutan Event, was received so well by New Yorkers. Americans were amazed at the talent and ability you displayed. It brought pride and esteem for Bhutan.

  • Karma Tshering

    Dasho Penjor la, has served Bhutan very well. He is an amazing person with so much talent and character.


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