Every year the Dzongkha Development Commission, in commemoration of the Coronation Day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, observes the 2nd June as the Book Award Day. This year, the office observed the 13th Book Award Day since its start in 2000.
The book Dӓpi Sabӧn ’Lekb˚am Sumpa “Seed of Faith-III” by KMT bagged this year’s best booker prize and was awarded a cash prize of Nu. 50,000. All the participants were given a certificate of appreciation.
There are a total of five books. The other four books are:
- Jikten Phomoi ’Labja
- Drup’wang ’Lama Sӧnam Zangpoi Dzӓ’nam Jin’lap omai Chujün
- ’Loze Gawai Dӧg˚ar and
- ’Ngagjӧ ’yӓkhil d˚ung g˚i dra’yang.
All these books are interesting to read and provide a wealth of information on many facets of cultural heritage.