Bhutanese Community in Iowa 4121 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320 515-418-9718 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Because We are
The Bhutanese Community in Iowa is a natural outcome of the need and aspirations of thousands of Bhutanese who came to inhabit this great land of Iowa. You become dedicated Iowans or for that matter the citizens of the United States not by just living here but by adhering to the principles of rule of law and contributing to the composite development of the nation. It is understandable that we did not come here as just flesh and blood. We bring with us a legacy of the past – our rich cultural heritage let alone the pains and sufferings we had to undergo in Bhutan.
We Bhutanese are among the most fortunate people for now we have a land which we are a part of. This opportunity to blossom the way we like is like a gift eternal reserved for our well-being. We told the Drukpa rulers in Bhutan – A cowl does not make a monk’. But the racist regime stripped off our cultural dress and imposed their so called national dress with hatred and disdain. This is an open book for the world to see and this too in the 21st century. It is strongly felt that the world asses the situation in Bhutan in the nineties and condemn its wrong doings in the loudest tone possible.
The editors of The BCI Journal calls upon all Bhutanese in Iowa to take advantage of its proposed plan of action and join hands for the achievement of social harmony, peace and well-being.
Message from one of our supporters
It is with great honor and pride that I am writing this message of support for Bhutanese Community in Iowa.
The world is on the move, bringing diverse people to U.S. communities. Global migration provides opportunity to local communities to welcome new talents but also to new communities to introduce their values, visions and goals.
I wish the Bhutanese Community of Iowa all the best in your future endeavors hoping that you will live and work honoring the values of humanity, understanding and respect.
Zeljka Krvavica REFUGEE SPECIALIST DHS-Bureau of Refugee Services,
Des Moines, Iowa 50314