This year the NC Elections took nineteen of us to different places (Polling Stations) under Thimphu Dzongkhag. I got to go a place I have heard before but never been to. So, Naro Gewog Centre it was.
Took the refresher’s course and divided the amounting provisions amongst ourselves and here we were ready and set. On 19th, I and my team were the first ones to board two (Bolero) vehicles and off we went into the unknown.
|As precarious as it may seem|
|Panoramic View of Barshong|
|The Bar Dzong|
The name of the palce is Barshong and the Dzong is named Bar Dzong because it falls right in the middle (bar) of Lingzhi Dzong and Thimphu Dzong. In its glory days, the Dzong was used as a structure to fight off enemies and never mentioned who the enemies were. He also mentioned, the dzong was built simultaneously during the constructions of Drugyal Dzong and Lingzhi Dzong.
The importance of this historical landmark is bolstered by the national flag fluttering beside it.
Come next day, no voters turned out to cast their votes in the morning and one voter in an hour was the count. After the closure of polls, we counted only forty-five. Imagine the wait of my team in the picture.
|The waiting officials|
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