Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bhutan - His Majesty meets scholarship students

His Majesty the King with students selected for professional scholarships in various countries at the Lingkana palace yesterday

8 March, 2011 - “You’re not expected to know the answers to all the questions. What’s more important is your willingness to learn,” His Majesty the King said to students, selected for professional course scholarships, at the Lingkana palace grounds in Thimphu yesterday.

The 161 class XII completed students will soon be leaving for various professional courses in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand and USA.

His Majesty congratulated the students for doing well in their studies. “You’re going to good universities. Take upon yourselves the challenge of competing with the best minds. Represent your country well,” His Majesty said.

In an informal interaction that lasted several hours His Majesty reminded the students to always be themselves. “It’s who you are and not what you appear to be that is important,” His Majesty advised the students.

His Majesty also expressed his concern over their safety, and advised them not to put themselves in a situation that would jeopardise their future. “Look after yourself,” His Majesty said.

By Yangchen C Rinzi

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