Educating Bhutan – cultivating a culture of knowledge and learning

Nurturing a society that learns to learn

The theme for the Spring, 2019, issue of The Druk Journal reflects the long-term vision provided for Bhutan’s growth by His Majesty the King. On education, His Majesty said:

“…as I serve my country, I have a number of priorities. Number one on my list is education. Education is empowering – it’s a social equalizer and it facilitates self-discovery, which leads to realizing ones full potential. Good education gives you confidence, good judgment, virtuous disposition, and the tools to achieve happiness successfully… That’s why I believe in education.”

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1. Synopsis: Submit immediately before March 7 – Submit your synopsis (one or two paragraphs) to the editor, which will be reviewed, and send back to the writer with feedback.

2. First Draft: 30 March – Start writing the first draft after receiving the synopsis review. Submit the first draft within 30 March to the editor. Early drafts will have the advantage of more detailed comments. The editor reviews the first draft and sends it back to the writer for further improvement before 7 April.

4. Final Draft: April 30 – The writer finalises the article with necessary editorial inputs and changes and submits it to the editor for final editing before 30 April.

5. Word Limit: 1,000-3,000 words.

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Style Guide

Style Guide for The Druk Journal (DJ) 2016
1. The structure of the journal

  • The Theme: Each issue of the DJ will carry a theme that is contemporary, relevant, and important for Bhutan and Bhutanese society. It will be a journal of analytical, thought-provoking articles (between 1,500 and 3,000 words) looking at the theme from different perspectives.
  • Each issue will contain four broad sections on the theme: 1. Main Section of serious articles on the theme; 2. Section from the perspective of Culture (focusing on the arts and literature); 3. Section looking at similar issues in other countries; 4. Section of interviews and book reviews on the theme.

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