The Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs organized the first National Copyright Award on 11 June. The award is conducted to fulfill the strategic objectives of the National Intellectual Property Policy 2018.
Apart from providing incentives for the creators, the department envisages to build awareness on the importance of the copyright system and encourage innovation and creativity.
The National Copyright Award for this year was focused on the music industries considering its potential, popularity and relevance in the digital era. Tandin Dorji from the Tandin Music Studio in Thimphu was the winner of this year award. The award for other types of creative works will be organized in future.
He has been composing music for the last 18 years and to be the first recipient of the award makes it even more special.