HRH Gyaltshab celebrated Thruebab in Trashiyangtse
His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck celebrated Thruebab (Blessed Rainy Day) with the people of Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag. More than 3000 people, including civil servants, local leaders, local people, families of Royal Bhutan Police & Royal Bhutan Army, staff of various regional agencies, students of Bayling Higher Secondary School and Trashiyangtse Institute for Zorig Chusum participated in the celebration.
The day started with Lhabsang Thruesoel ceremony and serving of Zheythug and Soeja in accordance with the local tradition. The Dzongkhag Rabdey, Dzongkhag Administration, Dzongkhag Court, Royal Bhutan Police, various Regional Offices, Local Leaders and representatives of business community of Trashiyangtse offered Ku-SungThugten Mendrel and Thridhar to HRH Gyaltshab. Later the gathering offered Zhabten to His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo and Zhabten to His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo.
The final match of Dzongkhag Level Archery Tournament of Khesar Gyalpo Archery Tournament 2015 was played among three teams of Bumdeling Gewog, Toetsho Gewog and Yallang Gewog. The winner and the 1st runners up of the Dzongkhag Level Archery Tournament will participate in Final Level Tournament (FLT) to be held at Gyalpozhing, Mongar along with ten teams from other five eastern Dzongkhags.
The Khesar Gyalpo Archery Tournament 2015 is being organized by the Office of the Gyaltshab to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo. It is the first regional archery tournament using only the traditional bow and arrow and is being done not only to promote our national sport but also to provide a platform for local people to participate and interact with one another.
Other events of the Thruebab celebration included offering of tshogchhang, launching of Dzongkhag Symbols, presentation of indigenous cuisines by the local people, Khuru matches among the students, guests and local people, lucky draw and cultural programme.
The celebration ended with awarding of prizes to the archery & Khuru match winners, tshogchhang and Tashi Lebey.
On the 21st of September, 2015 HRH Gyaltshab met 43 students studying in various schools under Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag, who were identified for His Majesty’s Kidu. The students come from disadvantaged backgrounds; some are orphans with no one to support them and others with single parents without a source of income. They will be enrolled as Gyalpoi Tozeys and receive financial support from His Majesty The King to meet their education expenses annually so that they can continue their studies henceforth.
HRH told the students to work hard and excel in studies so that they can not only become independent and support the families but also serve the nation better, thereby fulfilling His Majesty’s aspirations for our country.
HRH also met 4 elderly destitute people from different Gewogs under Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhag who will also be receiving monthly living allowances from His Majesty The King. HRH also granted Tokha and other Royal Soelra on behalf of His Majesty to the students and people.
HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, visited Rigsum Gonpa in Trashiyangtse and offered prayers for the wellbeing of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the country on 20th September 2015.
Later on the way, HRH visited Bumdelling Lower Secondary School and met the teachers and students. HRH told the students to work hard and excel in studies so that they could stand on their own feet and serve the nation later. HRH also granted Soelra from His Majesty for a school picnic.
On the way, HRH interacted with the local people who offered Tshogchhang Labtsa and Dungzam in Bumdelling Gewog.
HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, visited Choeten Kora in Trashiyangtse and offered prayers for the wellbeing of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the country on 19 September 2015.
Later, HRH visited Trashi-Yangtse Institute for Zorig Chusum and met the teachers and students who offered Tashi Thrdhar to HRH. HRH encouraged the students to work hard, and said that the study of our indigenous arts and crafts would go long way in contributing towards preservation and promotion of Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage and unique tradition, and further strengthening our national identity.
HRH Gyaltshab and Ashi Yeatso interact with the people during the thruebab celebrations in Tashiyangtse.