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Bhutan Culture (07:20)


Tradition and happiness are most important to the people of Bhutan. Thimphu City is located between China and India. Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering rides his bike to the temple to pray; he attends academic rounds, practices medicine, and governs the country.

Balancing Tradition and Modernization (05:29)

Bhutan is a carbon-negative country; there are no traffic lights in Thimphu City. Dr. Tshering applies an evidence-based strategy for running the government.

Gross National Happiness (03:31)

Dr. Tshoki Zangmo calculates GNH using surveys. Bhutan is a multi-lingual country. Living standards and access to education are improving but psychological well-being is deteriorating.

Health and Well-being (06:35)

Dr. Tshering participates in an archery competition and a soccer game. One needs to exercise an hour every day to help concentration and overall health. On Saturdays, the prime minister performs surgery which he considers an art form.

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Dr. Lotay Tshering, practicing surgeon and Bhutan's prime minister, puts healthcare at the center of a government best known for measuring wealth in terms of happiness, not money.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL210558

ISBN: 978-1-63722-140-2

Copyright date: ©2019

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