HRH Gyalt­shab cel­e­brated Thrue­bab in Trashiyangtse

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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.

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