A six-year-old, Khenrab Syelden’s video message on a VaccineMaitri, that has her speaking in Hindi as well, has captivated the hearts of millions across the nation and the Indian sub-continent.
The video has drawn adulation and affection through regional language tweets and Facebook posts in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and other states across India and in metropolitan cities.
The press release from the Indian Embassy states that she is cuteness personified, a sweet little girl from Bhutan, she is Khenrab Yeedzin Syelden.
Although she is just six years old, studying in the first grade, Khenrab has charmed India with an incredibly sweet message on VaccineMaitri in which she conveys thanks for the gift of 550,000 doses of ‘Made in India’ COVID-19 vaccines from India to Bhutan.
Her video message has been shared multiple times in social media circles, amongst eminent personalities and also extensively covered by the Indian media including the Hindustan Times, Times of India, India.com, Republic World and News18 among others.
In her adorable voice, Khenrab’s two words “Shukriya Bharat”, the press release states, have touched thousands of hearts in India and Bhutan. Khenrab is, no doubt, an icon of India Bhutan Friendship and showcases the strong people-to-people links between our countries.
She had earlier presented the National Anthem of India as a tribute to the special relations between our countries on the occasion of Independence Day 2020. The ‘India’- connect in Khenrab is strong as both her parents have pursued college education in Indian institutions.
Khenrab Yeedzin Syelden said that she learnt Hindi languages through watching television.
Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said, “You spoke excellent Hindi, you spoke just like what I do. Everyone loves your word ‘Shukriya Bharat.”
Meanwhile, in a special function organized at the Embassy of India, Thimphu on 31 March, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj presented Khenrab Syelden with a certificate of appreciation, a smartphone and a gift hamper in acknowledgement of her unique contribution that has helped further strengthen India-Bhutan friendship at a people-to-people level.