Royal Tour to South­ern Dzongkhags

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21st March 2015, Samtse: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen vis­ited the Shivalaya Mandir, the Samtse Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion (SCE), and Samtse Lower Sec­ondary School dur­ing Their Majesties’ visit to Samtse. Their Majesties are on a Royal Tour of the south­ern dzongkhags.

His Majesty The King granted Au­di­ences to the stu­dents and teach­ers at the school, and the stu­dents and lec­tur­ers of SCE.

His Majesty also in­spected the con­struc­tion of the Shivalaya mandir. His Majesty com­manded the con­struc­tion of the mandir af­ter the Royal Wed­ding as a gift to the com­mu­nity. The mandir, which has been con­structed out of in­tri­cately carved sand­stone, and fea­tures mar­ble stat­ues of Lord Shiva and other dei- ties, was built around a sa­cred site where a small mandir pre­vi­ously stood. It will be com­pleted this year, co­in­cid­ing with the 60th Birth An­niver­sary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

Dur­ing the Royal Tour to the south­ern dzongkhags, Their Majesties pre­vi­ously trav­elled to Phuentshol­ing and Gele­phu.

In Phuentshol­ing, His Majesty vis­ited the Royal In­sti­tute of Gov­er­nance and Strate­gic Stud­ies, and granted an au­di­ence to the par­tic­i­pants of the on­go­ing 4th Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Lead­er­ship Pro­gramme.

Their Majesties vis­ited Son­am­gang Mid­dle Sec­ondary School and Phuentshol­ing Lower Sec­ondary School in Phuentshol­ing, where His Majesty granted au­di­ences to stu­dents and teach­ers.

In Gele­phu, Their Majesties vis­ited Gele­phu Lower Sec­ondary School and Bhutan Hy­dropower Ser­vices Limited in Jig­mel­ing.

His Majesty granted au­di­ences to the stu­dents and teach­ers at the school, and the staff of BHSL at Jig­mel­ing.

His Majesty graced the Royal Bhutan Po­lice’s 47th Batch Gagsars’ At­tes­ta­tion Pa­rade where 150 men and 50 women re­cruits com­pleted their train­ing from the Jig­mel­ing Po­lice Train­ing In­sti­tute on March 15.

Their Majesties with of­fi­cials and the mandir con­struc­tion team at the Shivalaya Mandir in Samtse.

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