Lyonpo Thakur S Powdyel the realtime perennial educationist was Education Minister for the 5 year term of DPT Political Party formed 1st Bhutanese Democratic Government 2008- 2013. However, his fame and name has to do with his tenure at Sherubtse College as the premier guide and teacher to the language of the Queen which has dominated the world of communication and literature.
There could be debates about the administrative acumen of Lyonpo Thakur. But in so far as an educationist Thakur S Powdyel, there seems no equals in the Kingdom of Bhutan. And His Excellency can hold his own with the best in the world in his academic profession.
A nation with a sound education objective would have such a gem of an educationist as a roving teacher of english language, literature and gnh wholesome education. And private High Schools or Colleges that want to attain premier standard and attract students would beg him to lead their academic department.
I feel Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel dabbled with politics only to gain service to a broader field of national education system. He does not seem to be a hard core politician. He cannot have his heart in the hazzles of management and administration because by nature he is a man of prose, poem and the english language.
Bhutanese private schools and colleges should think out of box and take a premiere education quality leap forward with the realtime educationist Lyonpo Thakur S Powdyel. Such an institution would be investing in a rich gold mine.