Thimphu Prepares for annual Tshechu

In preparation for the much awaited Thimphu Tshechu, which begins next week, Thimphu Thromde has allocated 440 stalls to shopkeepers along the Norzin Lam. For each stall along the Norzin lam are charged Nu 1500 a day and stall at Changlingmithang will cost Nu.1000.

Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said Tshechu is not all about mask dances. “It is also about entertainment and social gathering to spend time with family and friends,” he said. “A person can go witness mask dances for few hours and then come back, shop and can go Changlingmithang to have lunch. We need to promote that sort of city life.”

He said that the thromde not only promotes Tshechu as an annual celebration but also for business opportunities. “However, we will not allow unethical things such as gambling and games involving darts and dices, as we have order from the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs to prohibit such activities.”

He said due to limited space thromde would not entertain any business person or shopkeepers which falls out of the Thimphu Vicinity.To manage waste thromde will deploy garbage trucks and road sweeping machines.

Traffic along the Norzin Lam will remain closed from September 29 to October 2

News Sources- Kuensel Online

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