Traditional Forms of Volunteerism in Bhutan

Choden, Tashi

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Abstract

Traditional Forms of Volunteerism in Bhutan is a brief introduction to some of the various forms of volunteerism, social engagement and responsibility that we find in the country. The premise here is that volunteerism in Bhutan is rooted in its traditional beliefs and practices, and that emerging trends are a continuation of these traditions of community participation. This theme is perpetuated in brief presentations on Community Benefaction of Anim Jitsem and The Choethuen Tshogpa. These associations serve as examples that further the notion of volunteerism and social consciousness, as illustrated by the growth of various tshogpas and associations, which, while modern in organization and structure, are nonetheless a continuation of the traditional Bhutanese ways of helping each other.

Document type: Book
Date: 2003
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 March 2009
ISBN: 99936-14-07-6
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Subjects: Bhutan, Ehrenamtliche Tätigkeit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soziales Engagement, Bhutan , Volunteer Work , Social Involvement
Subject (classification): Sociology
Countries/Regions: Bhutan
Series: Subjects > Monograph Series / Centre for Bhutan Studies
Volume: 2
Additional Information: Erstveröffentlichung unter: http://www.bhutanstudies.org.bt