The political class that replaced the Chogyal
has played its prescribed part well.
A very fewparents have a say over thechoice of the schools by theirchildren.'Chogyal
Tenzin saidwhen the schools are locatedfar away from urban placesit is also difficult for themto attract students andespecially those who are usedto urban life.He said for remoteschools like Kelki inTrashigang it would havebeen difficult to attract therequired number of studentsif the government's policy offree education till class XIIwas not introduced.The principal, however,said the policy is noteconomically viable forprivate schools.For boarding students,the government is paying Nu50,000 per year- Nu 30,000for tuition fee and Nu 20,000for boarding facilities.
The first Chogyal
(ruling dynasty in the state), was crowned here, where he established the first monastery in Sikkim.
Dago Rigdzin, Bhutan's Chief Election Commissioner, terms the recent LG elections as historic.
India signed an agreement with the King of Sikkim, Palden Thondup Namgyal, the 11th - and last - Chogyal
of his people.
General Lloyd was given the responsibility to negotiate a lease of the area from the Chogyal
In 1253 Drogon Chogyal
Phagpa, one of the five founders of the Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism, the first vice--king of Tibet and spiritual advisor to Kublai Khan, ruler of the Mongo Empire, developed priest--patron concept featuring TibetoMongolian relations.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox's award-winning film, My Reincarnation, was made over a 20-year period, during which she was given unparalleled entry into the private lives of high Tibetan Buddhist Master Chogyal
Namkhai Norbu and his family.
Did the end of Chogyal
's long rule come as shock for the indigenous communities?
practice), senior instructors Fabio Andrico and laura Evangelisiti demonstrate traditional Yantra Yoga as they personally learned it from Dzogchen Master Chogyal
In 1971, Palden Thondup Namgyal the chogyal
(or king) of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim and his American wife, Hope Cooke, commissioned Ray to make a documentary about the state.