Bhutan to stage Drakul’s Literature Festival 2023 in August

Bhutan is all set to host Drakul’s Literate Festival from August 4 to August 6, 2023. The two days will celebrate the authentic literature and arts of the country under the Royal Patronage

Bhutan to stage Drakul’s Literature Festival 2023 in August
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Bhutan: Bhutan is all set to host Drakul’s Literate Festival from August 4 to August 6, 2023. The two days will celebrate the authentic literature and arts of the country under the Royal Patronage of Bhutan’s Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, who herself is a celebrated author.

The festival was attended by international literary figures such as Pico Iyer, Ruskin Bond, and Vikram Seth as well as contemporary Bhutanese authors such as Aum Kunzang Choden. The festival features a unique display of arts and literature with the celebration of the two cultures of India and Bhutan.

The annual literature festival, organized independently by Bhutan Echoes celebrates works of literature and arts by Bhutanese and international authors, thinkers, artists and influencers. Every year it draws an assemblage of reputable writers, thought-leaders, artists and change-makers from Bhutan and around the world. It is an inclusive international event that is free and open to all; a place to learn, share, connect and reimagine ourselves and the world around us through books, storytelling, art, culture and music. Butan’s Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck’s book Rainbows and Clouds provide perfect glimpses of fascinating times and life in the remote eastern Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan during this century. While sharing glimpses of Bhutanese culture, the book also shed a light upon the facts of the society ad history of the country.

Further, she also wrote another book named Treasures of the Thunder Dragon- A Portrait of Bhutan which vibrantly showcase the mixture of personal memoir, history, folklore and travelogue. Her third book shed the light upon the facts behind the Druk Wangyel Complex which includes Lungchutse Lhakhang, 108 Druk Wangyel Stupas, the Druk Wangyel Lhakhang and Druk Wangyel Tshechu.

Bhutan’s Queen Mother has vowed to uplift the people of the country and remained the Chief Patron of Bhutan’s Ministry of Agriculture since 1999. She has initiated several programmes with the aim to improve the quality of life of people and work on their overall growth and development. She also started Tarayana Foundation for the betterment and strengthening of the people residing in the rural region.

The foundation works in rural villages with an aim of bringing holistic community growth and development among needy communities. She also takes relevant steps toward the issue of climate change and works for environment conservation and offers her support to National Parks.