His Majesty the King of Bhutan graced the 64th Indian Republic Day Celebrations in Delhi as the Chief Guest. The President of India hosted a State Banquet in His Majesty’s honour on the eve of the Republic Day. The following is the Banquet Speech by His Majesty.
His Majesty the King celebrated the 2012 National Day with the people of Thimphu. Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen also graced the celebrations.
His Majesty the King celebrated the 2011 National Day with the people of Thimphu. Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen also attended the celebrations.
His Majesty the King visited Japan on a state visit in November, 2011. While in Japan His Majesty was invited to address the National Diet of Japan. The National Diet is the premier legislative institution in Japan which comprises of the House of Representatives, and the House of Councillors.
His Majesty the King visited Japan on a state visit in November, 2011. While in Tokyo His Majesty was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Economics by Keio University, for the promotion of the philosophy of Gross National Happiness.
His Majesty the King graced the closing session of the National Graduates’ Orientation Program. His Majesty started by introducing Queen-to-be Jetsun Pema to the 1698 students.
His Majesty the King graced the convocation ceremony of the graduates from eight colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan. His Majesty spoke at length to the graduates and individually awarded degree certificates to 1088 students.
In an unprecedented and historic gesture, His Majesty the King granted dhar and kabney to the 190 Gups who were elected in the first historic local government elections of 27 June 2011. The award of kabney to Gups by His Majesty is unprecedented and symbolises the importance and apolitical nature of local governments in the new governance era.
His Majesty the King, on his first State Visit to India, delivered a talk titled Changing World and Timeless Values in a packed Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture hall in New Delhi.
His Majesty the King graced the 3rd Convocation Ceremony of the Royal University of Bhutan, in Paro. His Majesty awarded degree certificates to the 1000 graduates of the Paro and Samtse Colleges of Education.