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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Letter to Thimphu Chhu and Ola-rong Chhu

Dear serene madams Thimphu Chhu and Ola-rong Chhu,

I am writing this letter on behalf of the people of Thimphu to say we are so sorry. I know you two are deeply hurt inside lately. Serene Thimphu river you flow through the heart of Thimphu city and perennial Ola-rong river flowing form the other side who joins you near Pelkhil School, must be sobbing deep inside, looking at our inability to make optimal use of you two and bestow ourselves with 24 hours service of clean drinking water. You two might have sobbed last week the hardest seeing helpless inhabitants in Thimphu city living without water for the entire week. Madam Thimphu Chhu and Ola-rong Chhu, I know how much you two have had pitied souls thriving especially in Changbangdu, Olakha and Babesa. There was no water for almost 9 days and it was not your fault at all, but ours solely.



Madam Thimphu Chhu and Ola-rong Chhu please dont get us wrong, our city is still in the growing stage and we dont have adequate fund. We are doing everything in our capacity to appease you two and make optimal use too. I really mean it madams, I have seen and heard too, how much everyone is toiling day in day out to avail the treasure you have for us.

Let me enlighten you madams Thimphu river and Ola-rong Chhu of our tentative plans as to how we will avail your treasure, as soon as we generate or get some funds. We will drill some holes on your banks, install some pumps, and connect them with pipelines which will lead your treasure into huge water treatment tanks for treatment. But please don’t mind la, when I say, “Treatment” I don’t mean you are contaminated; it is just to get rid of not so-useful-minerals. After treating we will connect every house hold with clean drinking water, which will flow 24 hours.

That’s our tentative plan la, however problem still exists, we don’t know how soon we can manage to generate our own fund or get some funds from other sources. It could be like one or two or even three decades. But, we will keep working very hard la, so we can make your dream a real one to make optimal use of your generosity and bestow every household in and around city with 24 hours running clean drinking water supply. I must also admit now only la, dear Thimphu Chhu and Ola-rong Chhu, that we cannot promise any sooner, but we will try our best.

Until then we have strong faith in you two la, please don’t plan on leaving us too soon in the name of climate change, nor dry upon us saying your glacial reserve is running low. If at all you do, before we fulfill your dreams, then we can never forgive ourselves la. We are extremely sorry for our incapability as of now.

Till then; please don’t mind fishes and frogs making babies in you la. They are just living their lives.

Peace


Yours Faithfully,

Che,
Thimphu City,
Bhutan


Thimphu River flowing in the heart of Thimphu City



















4 comments:

  1. Thimphu chhu would have been rather happy seeing the people go without water. If its not the greedy peoples who polluted the rivers, thimphu would have quenched the thirst of all. Water near the door but cant drink it.
    any way beautiful epistle.
    -Best.

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    1. We can still garner her treasure, it is not as bad as we may perceive is not it? Anyways lets hope for the best and see !!

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