His Majesty the King honoured the Armed Forces on National Day
17 Dec 2011   His Majesty the King honoured the armed forces during the national day celebrations in Thimphu on December 17 2011. The armed forces received the Order of the Druk Wangyel for always protecting the nation's security and sovereignty. His Majesty said the armed forces brave the harshest of conditions in securing nation's borders - from Jomotshangkha in the east to Tendu in the west along the southern border, and from Lharigang in the west to Tobrang in the east along the northern border. They also served the people in the aftermath of the major earthquakes of 2009 and 2011, as well as numerous other natural and man-made disasters.

Source:Bhutan Majestic Travel

Peljab Sigyel Phub brings Bronze Medal, 21st President's Cup Indonesia
14 Nov 2010   Boxing continues to be associated with the Royal Bhutan Army since its inception. In 1983 it was recognized as a federation and affiliated with the Bhutan Olympic Committee. The Federation has a total of 18 senior boxers selected from among the soldiers. It also trains 24 potential sub-junior boxers selected from among the children of soldiers within age group of 11 to 13 years during their enrolment. The training of sub-junior boxers was initiated as a pilot project by the Army Chief with effect from March 2008 at the Army Headquarters, Lungtenphu. The Federation has performed well at regional and international events despite infrastructural constraints, absence of professional international coaches and small selection base. The inherent discipline in the army is the main asset for the Federation's sustenance in training and achievements in international events.
The federation has to its credit, a total of 45 medals - 01 Gold, 08 Silver and 37 Bronze Medals in the SAF Games and other international events. Three RBA boxers represented Bhutan in the 16th Asian games at Guangzhou, China in Nov 2010. Peljab Sigyel Phub's performance was a remarkable one as he created history by becoming the first boxer from Bhutan ever to make to the Quarter finals in 56 Kg category despite nursing a hand injury. The other two boxers were Gopa Kinley Gyeltshen in 52 kgs (Fly weight) category and Gopa Chencho in the 60 kgs (Light weight) category.

Source:RBA Magazine

Junior Boxer Tashi Wangdi wins Bronze Medal, Russia
14 Jul 2012   The training of sub-junior boxers was initiated as a pilot project by the Army Chief in March 2008 at the Army Headquarters, Lungtenphu with the enrolment of 24 children from the RBA. The boys, apart from attending their normal school curriculum, are also put through a balanced training regime starting from basic to youth level under qualified foreign coaches. The past three years of training has been a fruitful one with some of the junior boxers, winning laurels for the country in international boxing competitions. One such boxer, Tashi Wangdi, son of Peljab Karma Tenzin from Thrimshing, Trashigang won a bronze medal at the 56th Asian Children International Games at Yakutia, Russia from 8th to 14th July 2012 in the 46 kg weight category defeating Abdullah khaldunamed of Palestine.

Source:RBA Magazine

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