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Coinciding with the celebration of the 111th National Day, the e-book and audio book of “The Raven Tells a Story” is being launched. The book dedicated on 11/11/11 to the Father of Bhutan’s Constitution, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
“The Raven Tells a Story” is aimed at readers of all ages. It is set in a small, bucolic village in Bhutan resonating a backdrop to life found throughout the country. The story follows the protagonist, Singye, on a quest for answers about a ‘curious book’. His journey towards ‘constitutional’ enlightenment through transient and ethereal interactions with his close-knit family, his friend Wangyal, schoolteachers and classmates, and The Raven reveal Bhutan’s past to understand the present.
The books articulates that, “The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan is not simply a gift from His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It is the collection of the finest values and ideas to create a system of government that would ensure the best chance for Bhutan’s progress and stability … It is a statement of [our] faith in a great leader’s vision and hopes for Bhutan’s future as a nation”. The 65-page medium richly illustrates and clarifies the milieu in which is set the fundamental principals and basic tenets of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
“The Raven Tells a Story” is primarily written for a school-going audience. Nevertheless, both young and old alike will enjoy it for its rich and authentic symbolism and thought-provoking themes of education, participation, empowerment, and public service.
It illustrates the broader development realities and challenges that Bhutan faces as a small landlocked nation in an era of rapid globalization. The book also provides through common incidences of everyday lives in Bhutan, valuable insights into the unique and fundamental values, customs, traditions; and, the importance of a harmonious balance between the individual, family and community, which are embodied in our Constitution. The Raven tells a Story leaves its readers with an important message to the younger generation, to love our country.
Copies of The Raven Tells a Story have been distributed to all schools in the Kingdom, including tertiary institutes. With the advancement of technology, the launch of e-book and audio book is aimed at further increasing the readers in Bhutan and across the globe. A copy of e-book can be downloaded for free from www.jswlaw.bt and www.bnli.bt and also from the official Facebook pages of the BNLI & JSW Law.