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Bhutanese Druk National Congress

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[Bhutanese Druk National Congress] 2:3 by Corentin Chamboredon, 2 April 2007

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Meaning and Description

The flag of the Druk National Congress, from Bhutan. Druk is the Dzongkha word for dragon/thunder. It appears also on the national flag. The party's website tells us more about the flag:

"Blue, the colour of the sky, which envelops the world in oneness of which Bhutan is a part, symbolizes prosperity in diversity. The GOLDEN KHORLO TSIPTONG (Thousand Spoke Chakra) offered by Tshangpa Dongshi (Lord Brahma) to Gautama Buddha after his entitlement to re-establish Dharma and thus bring peace to mankind symbolizes a similar effort to live up to the ideals of AHIMSA, the essence of all religions. The WHITE DRAGON symbolizes a peaceful Bhutan. Ever since Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel, the unifier and founder of Bhutan gave it the name DRUK GYALKHAB (Dragon Country) and thus called all its inhabitants DRUKPAS (inhabitants of the Dragon Country), the Dragon has come to symbolize Bhutan. Its whiteness symbolizes the peaceful nature of the Dragon."

Corentin Chamboredon, 2 April 2007