His Majesty con­ferred Lung­mar Scarf to Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay

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In recog­ni­tion of his re­mark­able con­tri­bu­tion to democ­racy dur­ing his ten­ure as Op­po­si­tion Leader, and with the ex­pec­ta­tion that he will serve equally well as the Prime Min­is­ter of the coun­try, His Ex­cel­lency Prime Min­is­ter Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay was con­ferred the Lung­mar by His Majesty The King. The Prime Min­is­ter had served as the Op­po­si­tion Leader in 2008-13, dur­ing the coun­try’s first demo­crat­i­cally elected par­lia­ment.

Prior to his po­lit­i­cal stint, Ly­onch­hen served as the labour min­istry’s di­rec­tor.

The Prime Min­is­ter, who is from Haa, be­gan his ca­reer in 1991 with the Tech­ni­cal and Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­tion un­der the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

“I am hum­bled and over­whelmed by the trust and con­fi­dence con­ferred on me by His Majesty the King,” said the Prime Min­is­ter.

“The spe­cial Lung­mar Kab­ney rep­re­sents the in­vi­o­lable bond be­tween the peo­ple of Bhutan and our beloved Monarch. It also sig­ni­fies the sa­cred re­spon­si­bil­ity of all elected of­fi­cials to serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum to the best of our abil­ity, and to al­ways put the in­ter­est of the coun­try and peo­ple ahead of our own,” he added.

The lung­mar (com­pounded form for red (mar) and golden-red (lungserma) ex­isted dur­ing the reign of the Third Druk Gyalpo. The kab­ney, like the bura marp, is not post-based, and may be worn for life.

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