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  • Many local leaders point out the advantages of having gups with a varied professional background, but almost 20 percent of the gups, especially in western and eastern dzongkhags, are either former monks, lay monks or ex-soldiers.

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  • About 40 percent of the present gups, including few mangmis, who have been working as officiating gups, are in their 40s.

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  • While Sarpang and Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhags have the highest number of gups, who are in their 60's, all of the eight gups in Thimphu are in their 40's.

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  • A majority of the gups in Tsirang dzongkhag, on the other hand, have acquired middle secondary education, with two gups having completed class XII.

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  • For instance, six of Lhuentse's eight gups were from gomdes and shedras and, Punakha has an almost equal number of former soldiers and monks as gups.

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  • Bumthang and Gasa dzongkhags have only four gups each, as they have the least number of gewogs.

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  • Similarly, Haa dzongkhag prides itself over its two gups having bachelor's and master's degree in Buddhist philosophy and a gup, who has completed higher secondary education, class XII.

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  • About 37 gups have completed middle and higher secondary schools, while two have a bachelor's degree and another two, a master's degree.

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  • All of the Dagana dzongkhag's 15 gups have acquired at least primary education.

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  • "The gups thought we were being selfish," Pema Dawa said.

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  • Short for getting-up, gotten-up, etc. As in awakened and arisen. Usage: "Is it gups-time yet?", "Why aren't you gups?!".

    December 15, 2006