13 October 2021

October 13, 2021:

“Women Race for Climate” dedicated to 10th Royal Wedding Anniversary of Their Majesties.

With Immeasurable joy and pride, we join the Nation to celebrate the blissful occasion of the 10th Royal Wedding Anniversary and dedicated to the celebration, a one-day women race featuring one woman from each Dzongkhag was organized by Snowman Race to deliberate on bringing about bold and transformative changes through climate action with emphasis on mountain ecosystems and gender and to help raise awareness on the climate issues.

The day began with offering prayers and recitation of His Majesty’s Zhabten by the Officials and participants and also cake cutting ceremony wishing Their Majesties a heartfelt Tashi Delek.

The 17.5 kilometers race was flagged off at 8 AM by Dasho Dzongdag, Chairman of Snowman Run, Dasho Colonel of RBA, and Dasho Drangpoen along with Senior Dzongrab, DT Thrizin, Dzongkhag Officials and teams from Snowman Race and BAAF. The race started at Tsachu and finished at parking near Gasa Dzong.

Karma Yangden representing Gasa finished first followed by Phuntsho Wangmo representing Bumthang as first runner-up and Tashi Chozom representing Trashigang as second runner-up. We would like to congratulate all the women for participating in the race and being the climate change ambassador for their respective Dzongkhag.

Later in the noon, after the awarding of Certificates to the winners and the participants, the Chairman of Snowman Race handed over Nu. 0.5 Million to the Dasho Dzongdag to be utilized for the good cause for the Dzongkhag and also awarded cash soelra to the Gasa Primary School management for culture program and their contributions in the event.

Dzongkhag Administration would like to thank and express gratitude to the Bhutan Telecom Ltd. team of Gasa for making the 4G network available for the race at various unreachable locations, without which we couldn’t have gone live on social media platforms and the BBS team for the live broadcast. Dzongkhag would also like to thank the medical team of Gasa Hospital, Desuups, Gasa Primary School, Snowman Race team, BAAF team, and all those individuals involved directly or indirectly in making the event a successful one.

Thank you very much la!!

PS: Dzongkhag Administration would like to congratulate Karma Yangden for winning the race and making the Dzongkhag proud. We trusted and you delivered, Thank you Karma Yangden!!

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