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"There is a higher responsibility - not written in any legal document but instead enshrined in humanity and history - a natural responsibility and duty that we all must shoulder equally, irrespective of who we are. Of paramount importance to the strength of a nation, is the ability of her people to live as one united family - a community in which interaction is marked by trust, understanding and cooperation"
His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo
Guardians of Peace and Harmony
- First syllable of the word” De”(bde) originates from the word” Dekyid” meaning peace or tranquility and “ De” is commonly understood to be the shortened version of Dekyid.
- Second syllable “ Suung” ( Srung) is commonly referred to the act of guarding or protecting.
- Therefore the phrase – “ De-Suung” means “ Guardians of Peace”
The inspiration for the militia symbol came from the tshali collection according to the Dudjom Tersar Tradition. The symbol resonates with our culture and religion. The Dorji is the symbol of fearlessness and indestructibility. The main shaft represents the institution of monarchy as the symbol of national unity. The pinnacle of the Raven to symbolize the Monarchy, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The norbu denotes wisdom. The De-Suungs’s connection with the society is metaphorically shown by the five colored wings – representing the lay, spiritual, executive, judiciary and the legislative