The Druk Thuksey has been conferred to Dasho Dorji Gyaltshen in recognition of his exceptional services to the Nation by dedicating a lifetime of service as Zimpon to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo by His Majesty The King at the National Day celebration at Tashichodzong on 17 December.
Dasho Dorji Gyaltshen was among the first men chosen to serve in the Royal Body Guards when it was established in 1963, he was. In 1964, he was selected to serve HRH Gyalsey Jigme Singye Wangchuck. He received the Red Kabney from His Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo in 1972. He was appointed Trongsa Zimpon on the investiture of His Majesty as Trongsa Penlop, and was appointed Zimpon, a week prior to the His Majesty’s Coronation in 1974. He served in that position until 2006.
During his 34 years of loyal and dedicated service, he instituted numerous measures to preserve and promote national culture and tradition, including imparting training, and writing a book on Driglam Namzha.
He coordinated and supervised national events including National Day Celebrations and inaugural ceremonies of the National Assembly, as well as historic events including the Coronation of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, The Royal Wedding Ceremony in 1988, the Investiture ceremony of the Trongsa Penlop, and the Coronation Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1999