​​The COVID-19, has affected every country around the world and, we are aware that every country is putting their best efforts to defeat the deadly disease. In case of my country, under the dynamic leadership of our King, also having a medical doctor as PM and with cooperation from the people, we are able to keep everyone safe and secure. So far, there is no human mortality caused by COVID-19 in the country.

However learning has not stopped and eLearning platforms are activated to air the lessons prepared by our educationist. At the same time, we also encourage our children to explore the real essence of education through reading, meditating, painting, dancing and other forms of arts.  These activities are initiated to nurture their creativity, boost their innovation and more importantly, to keep them psychologically, socially, emotionally and physically strong during the crisis.

On behalf of Bhutan and Bhutanese people, I would like to wish a very happy World Art Day. The 2020 Art Day is even more relevant where every people in the world is fighting against the common enemy, COVID-19, that has affected the entire humanity. The day can be marked with portrayals of inner journeys and self-reflection through different forms of arts.

Thank you​

You can find the Minister's vision for the role of Youth for ESD here: https://youtu.be/ACfvGjkxCSM