Bodhgaya Trip (2015)
Initiated in 2008 to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo, our annual senior citizens’ pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, continues to be very popular. For many of our destitute senior citizens, it is the opportunity of a lifetime usually described as their dream come true.
Since inception, we have sent 64 senior citizen beneficiaries to Bodhgaya till date. This year the candidates were selected from Haa and Lhuentse Dzongkhags based on a lucky draw from our project areas. The Programme Officers Ms. Palden Ongmo and Mr. Dhendup Tshering accompanied the eight senior citizens (four each from Haa and Lhuentse) from the 3rd – 12th of December 2015.
We have been successful in helping to fulfill the dreams of our senior citizens with the generous support from our donors and we take this opportunity to thank them. For this 2015 Pilgrimage, we received support from Norbu Bhutan, Lhaki Group, (please add the other donors). On behalf of the grateful senior citizens, we would like to thank each one for making our senior citizens’ dreams come true.