Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Serving tea

It’s stark midnight. Out on Thimphu Street was frost-cold and bone chilling. Drayangs, karaoke and discotheques - all nightlife entertainments – sprang into life. On the street, you can see rebellious teenagers picking up fights with policemen. Others were simply drunk and run-rounding the street, no different from those stray dogs, barking, foul.

Amidst all this, you can find a group of young people here, on Thimphu Street, walking around. Go closer to them. Watch carefully. You can see some of them carrying hot flasks and snacks. All night, they walk around the street and serve hot tea and snacks to the late night Police Patrolling Party. And you can see the brightest smile and happiness on faces of policemen as they sip on hot tea.
You don’t know how thrilled I was when I first learnt about this youth initiative. My heart swelled with both pride and amazement at these youth, exceedingly generous souls, who make so much for our police and our community.

According to the group, this initiative is called "HANDS OF TRUST" and is being coordinated by the Bhutan Youth Foundation (BYF). Mr. Bharat Rana, the founder of BYF, wrote,

“This small Project is a partnership project to support and respect the Royal Bhutan Police for…protecting our community from all kinds of Danger. They make lots of sacrifices to safeguard our community. We launched this Project…Distributing Hot Tea and Snacks to the late night Police Patrolling Party.”
In actuality, what they give was so little. Just a cup of tea. But it’s one way how we can show some grace and appreciation to our police force, the guardians of peace.

Because of them we are protected, we sleep peacefully, we walk free from dangers. This initiative is not only about distributing hot tea to our police at night, but trying to show them support and respect. I believe that this would certainly make our policemen a little happier, their work a little easier, and make their day better.  
BYF conducting a seminar for Bhutanese students in India
The Bhutan Youth Foundation was first founded in October 2008 in Bangalore, India to promote brotherhood and community values when Bhutanese youth were away from home. The BYF conducted several activities like seminars and workshops on drug awareness, leadership, character cultivation, live in relationships for Bhutanese students studying in India.

I can’t wait to tell you BYF’s other initiatives here:  
Support for senior citizens 

Providing lunch for Draktsho special children
Tutorials for Changjiji youth
Feeding program at Begana lhakhang
Reading program for kids in Kanglung
Photo courtesy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/150891038411419/

18 comments:

  1. Great initiative sir. Good Luck ahead. Let this music of godly act be heard by everyone.

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    1. We would love to have u in our growing family. Thank u so much for the encouragement.

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    2. I would love to join but I am out of country for studies this time. Looking forward to lend few of my fingers even if I cannot lend you my whole hand. Best wishes.

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  2. Wow...such a praiseworthy initiative. Bhutan would be a country of true happiness if many of such initiatives come up.

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    1. Its a great foundation that selflessly contributing to our society. We really need to support them.

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  3. it is indeed very inspiring to see our youths engaged in such productive activity... A huge round applause for the founder and the Youths...Keep it up guys...

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    1. Thank u la and we would love to have u in our growing family of BYF.

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  4. Riku Sir, thank u so much for lifting up our spirits through your wonderful writings. God bless you with all His grace.

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    1. Keep taking forward your wonderful initiative, Bharat Sir. I am so very much impressed with your initiative and the way you carry yourself with that drive and energy. May God bless you and BYF always!

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  5. Now that's something which deserves attention and appreciation...

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    1. Thank you loads, Sogyel. And appreciated muc that you posted it on Blogyul blog.

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  6. A very inspiring initiative Mr. Rana. Praying for it to go a long way.
    And Riku, an awesome writeup. God bless you both always.

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    1. Kadrinche, Ms. Rekha. It's Mr. Rana's great work really inspired me and I couldn't help myself from sharing about it here. Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Wow! A great initiative! my heart swells with pride seeing our youth being engaged in such heavenly activities! :)

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  8. Thank you madam! It's a great initiative. Young people sud be provided with more such programs so that they won't hang on drugs n crimes.

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