GNH is the legacy of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and it transcends ideologies. No political party can claim ownership over it. It is a profound philosophy that places people’s happiness at the center of all development priorities. We are extremely proud of our development philosophy and will always be inspired and guided by it.
The People’s Democratic Party’s ideology, Wangtse Chhirpel, draws inspiration from Gross National Happiness. Though theorizing about GNH and placing the idea for the world is necessary, PDP believes in the simple premise on which it is constructed. As His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has succinctly said: GNH is Development with Values.