Celebrating The King’s Birthday

As we celebrate the 37th Birth-day of His Majesty The King on Tuesday people from all walks will come togeth-er to pay their respects to the great King. It is a rare opportunity for all the Bhutanese to come together as one and pray for the long life and good health of His Majesty The King.

His Majesty the King was born on 21st of February 1980 to His Majesty The King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Her Majesty The Gya-lyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck.

Having completed his formal education in institutions at home and abroad, on Octo-ber 21, 2004, His Royal Highness received dhar (scarf) and Seal of the revered historical posi-tion of Chhoetse Penlop from the Fourth King in the Throne Room of Tashichhodzong, Thim-phu.

In 2008 our Fourth King shocked the na-tion by announcing that he was stepping down in short period of time from The Golden Throne. His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo also explained that, as it was a necessary and important for a King to gain as much experi-ence as possible to serve his country to his fullest capacity, the respon-sible of Throne should be delegated to the Chhoetse Penlop before 2008.

His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo also remained the peo-ple that the Constitu-tion was being intro-duced with the highest importance being given to establishing a new political system that would ensure the security and sovereignty of the nation and the interest and Kidu of the people.

The uniqueness and the unprecedented na-ture of the introduction of democracy in Bhutan were symbolized in the word of His Majesty The King as he signed the constitution. “Today, through this, my Hand and Seal, I affix on to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, the hopes and prayers of my people.”

On the November 1, 2008 His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wang-chuck, the Fifth heredi-tary King of Bhutan re-ceived the Dar Na Nga at the sacred Machhen Lhakhang in Punakha which was received by all Monarchs of Wang-chuck dynasty.

The strong message was conveyed that the strength of the Bhuta-nese system is drawn from the fidelity be-tween the Monarch and the people. This bond grew stronger than ever as His Majesty The King chose to be with the people on his Corona-tion. As the strong bond between the Kings and the subjects reached heights, there will be unprecedented peace and happiness.

Our country has al-ways been blessed with the birth of the great successive Wangchuck Kings with unmatched compassion, character-istics, charisma, fore-sight and dynamism. We join the nation in offering our good wishes and offer hum-ble prayers for the good health, enduring peace and happiness of Their Majesties The Kings and The Gyaltsuen and to His Royal Highness the Gyalsey.

(Courtesy: Khaleej Times)