Saturday, 20 September 2008

Bhutan : His Majesty returns from tour

20 September, 2008 - His Majesty The King was received by the people of Choekhor gewog in Bumthang this week after a comprehensive tour of the northern regions that began on August 7 from Gasa.

His Majesty traversed over 300 km, in the northern most areas of Gasa, Wangdiphodrang, Punakha, Bumthang and Lhuentse. His Majesty met the people in remote villages, schools and yak herders’ camps scattered across the region. His Majesty also studied the potential and opportunities for bringing greater socio-economic benefits to this region. His Majesty granted various Kidu to the poorest villagers and students.

His Majesty visited places of historical and spiritual significance as well as community lhakhangs. He stressed the need to preserve these important monuments and also commanded the renovation of some of the important community lhakhangs.

Soon His Majesty will leave on a final tour before the traditional Coronation. From the historic birthplace of Jigme Namgyel in Dungkhar, Lhuentse, His Majesty will travel to different dzongkhags to meet the people. His Majesty will visit dzongs and important spiritual sites to pray for the happiness and well being of the people and for the continued peace, prosperity, and security of Bhutan..

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