Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Bhutan : His Majesty confers Dakyen to Opposition Leader

June 17: His Majesty the King conferred Dakyen to the Opposition Leader Tshering Tobgay yesterday.

His Majesty also conferred the orange scarf and Patang to the Opposition Leader.

Tshering Tobgay was elected as a National Assembly member from Sombaykha constituency in Haa. He is one of the two candidates to be elected from the Opposition People’s Democratic Party.

Tshering Tobgay graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pittsburg in Pennsylvania, USA in 1991.

Later he obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in the US in 2004.

Before he resigned to join politics, Tshering Tobgay served as the Director of the Department of Human Resources. He has also served as the Director of the National Technical Training Authority. He began his career as a Programme Officer with the Technical and Vocational Section of the Department of Education in 1991.

Following the ceremony, the opposition leader Tshering Tobgay offered Ngyendhar in the Dukhang of the Tashichhodzong.

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