→ 13 Oct 12 at 5 pm
13 October 2012 – On the occasion of the first Anniversary of the Royal Wedding, the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers and senior government officials paid their respects to His Majesty the King and to Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen.
- In keeping with His Majesty’s wishes there were no national holidays or official celebrations.
- His Majesty and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen granted two Sertogs for the Dukhang and Kuenrey of the Paro Rinpung Dzong.
- His Majesty the King commanded prayers for the nation and the people in important Lhakhangs around the country.
Happy First Year Anniversary to the couple!
→ 20 Jul 12 at 1 pm
Their Majesties in Gelephu Town.
His Majesty the King was in Gelephu from 14-18 July 2012, to review the security situation along the southern borders.
While in Gelephu, His Majesty made detailed tours of all areas important to the security of the people. His Majesty visited army camps and the headquarters of Wing IX besides security installations and observation posts in Jigmeling, Bhur, Dekiling and Gawathang areas.
His Majesty also visited the site where an RBA soldier was killed in an ambush, and areas where similar incidents have taken place in the past. Royal commands were issued on ways to strengthen security and protect the civilians and soldiers on patrol. His Majesty granted audience to the troops and officers, visited the family line and met with the spouses separately.
His Majesty visited Gelephu Hospital and interacted with medical staff and patients. His Majesty and the Gyaltsuen also visited Gelephu town and walked into every shop and commercial outlets.
On 18th July, His Majesty visited Gelephu Higher Secondary School while Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen visited a private day care centre.
His Majesty then traveled to Tsirang and granted audience to Dzongkhag administration and gewog officials. Their Majesties made a walking tour of Damphu town.
In both the Dzongkhags census kidu was granted to over 150 families. This has been a regular focus of His Majesty’s Kidu since 2006.
Our Druk Gyalpo returned to Thimphu on 19th July after reviewing the progress of retrieval of artifacts in Wangduephogdrang Dzong.
Photos courtesy of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Facebook page