Happiness Matters: Tshering Tobgay at TEDxThimphu by TEDx Talks   8 years ago

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Tshering Tobgay was a Bhutanese civil servant who worked to advance vocational training. He was the first civil servant to resign to take up active politics (he did so in Feb 2007). At that time His Majesty the King repeatedly called for people to take up politics and form political parties to prepare for the introduction of democracy.

Now Tshering is a Member of Parliament representing Sombaykha Constitutency in Haa. He is the Leader of the possibly the world's smallest Opposition Party in the National Assembly of Bhutan. Tshering is 46 years old, married with 2 children, enjoys the outdoors, trekking, running and biking.

He discusses what Gross National Happiness, and what makes him happy, as any red blooded Bhutanese would.

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