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Jigme Singye Wangchuck

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Jigme Singye Wangchuck's Biography

Jigme Singye Wangchuck (born 11 November 1955) is the former King of Bhutan. He was the fourth Dragon King (Druk Gyalpo) of Bhutan from 1972 until his abdication in favour of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in 2006. He is credited with many modern reforms in the country.

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Jigme Singye Wangchuck News Stories

  • Forget your GDP, come on get happy

      News Source: Daily Mail & Guardian | 4 months ago
    The country's government measures its success by happiness. (AP) In 1972 Bhutan's fourth Dragon King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, ascended to the throne of the tiny Asian country. Sandwiched between China and India, the kingdom could have bowed to either
  • What price happiness?

      News Source: Financial Times | 4 months ago
    The best-known export of this nation of 700,000 tucked between India and China is not yak cheese (No 45 Taste local cheese/butter) or Buddhist trinkets (No 35 Buy a souvenir) but the concept of gross national happiness (No 26 Understand GNH). It all
  • The Saturday Profile: Index of Happiness? Bhutan's New Leader Prefers More ...

      News Source: The New York Times | 7 months ago
    Bhutan's New Leader Prefers More Concrete Goals Kuni Takahashi for The New York Times "The bottom line is that we have to work harder,"  said Tshering Tobgay, Bhutan's newly elected prime minister. "We need to grow our own food, build our own homes.

Jigme Singye Wangchuck Blogs

  • If You're Living In A Developed Country But You're Not Happy,...

      Blog Source: www.upworthy.com | 4 months ago
    A special Upworthy series about work and the economy, made possible by the AFL-CIO. Read more, then check out more in Workonomics. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan's fourth dragon king, took a look at the world and didn't like what he ...
  • 10 things you didn't know about Bhutan - Himalayan Glacier ...

      Blog Source: www.himalayanglacier.com | 4 months ago
    King Jigme Singye Wangchuck had a democratic epiphany in the late 1990s, introduced a new constitution in 2005 and abdicated in favour of his young son, today's royal groom, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in 2008. The former King's ...
  • The 106th National Day – The Bhutanese

      Blog Source: www.thebhutanese.bt | 4 months ago
    Bhutan, under the magnificent reign of His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, saw unprecedented social, economic, and political growth and progress. All indicators like health, mortality, education, sanitation, income, ...

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