Youth and Culture

The distinctive Bhutanese identity has always been a key to our survival and independence as a nation. The unique culture, age old traditions, bel iefs and sacred values continue to positively influence our development, especially in this ever changing globalized world. There are concerns that Bhutanese youth today are unaware of this rich cultural heritage and are being affected and influenced by the negative aspects of westernization, materialism and exposure to unhealthy lifestyles. There is thus a need to actively create awareness and appreciation of the relevance of our traditions and culture and the importance of promoting them.