‘Luminous Words’, is a series of illustrations with touching narratives, in the fashion of a comic strip. The series is inspired by, and quotes excerpts from the Addresses of His Majesty The King.
The welfare and wellbeing of the people of Bhutan is of the greatest importance for His Majesty The King, as has been demonstrated through His Majesty’s tireless service to the people- the actions of a Dharma King. In this excerpt, His Majesty’s message of being there for one another during times of trouble, reflecting quintessential Bhutanese values, shines forth brilliantly.
Produced by the Royal Office for Media in partnership with the talented folks at Thimphu Comics.
The Way Ahead
Excerpt from the Royal Address delivered to the Parliament, November 2010.
“As we journey through life, we overcome hardships in the knowledge that one day we may fulfill our hopes and aspirations. We know these hardships cannot be removed from our lives – so we seek to rise above them. However, for some people, there may come moments when in spite of all their efforts, their problems become insurmountable – when they reach the end of the road and see no options ahead. At such times, if we do not step in to help them find their way forward, they will despair and lose hope. This is something we must never tolerate in Bhutan.”