A mo­ment of im­mense joy

Bhutan Times - - Editorial -

In the wee hours yes­ter­day morn­ing the na­tional tele­vi­sion broke the news about the birth of His Royal High­ness Gyalsey at the Lingkana Palace to His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen as the First Child of Their Majesties. The whole na­tion was filled with joy and their hap­pi­ness was over bounded.

As soon as the news broke peo­ple took into so­cial me­dia to share the news and peo­ple not hav­ing ac­cesses to so­cial me­dia share the news us­ing the cell phones with their loved ones. . The peo­ple wishes for His Royal High­ness the Gyalsey and Their Majesties kept pour­ing in.

The Prime Min­is­ter of In­dia Shri Naren­dra Modi con­grat­u­lated Their Majesties The King and Her Majesty the Queen on the birth of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey.

In the press re­lease from the Royal Of­fice for Me­dia it was an­nounced that the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Kh­e­sar Nam­gyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen Jet­sun Pema Wangchuck was born on the 5th of Fe­bru­ary, 2016.

His Royal High­ness was born in Lingkana Palace in Thim­phu. His Majesty the King was at Her Majesty’s side at the time of the Royal Birth,

The new­born prince was first pre­sented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

His Ho­li­ness the Je Khenpo presided over the religious cer­e­monies and sa­cred Bhutanese tra­di­tions that were ob­served across the coun­try dur­ing the oc­ca­sion.

His Ho­li­ness the Je Khenpo said, the Royal Birth is a mo­ment of pro­found hap­pi­ness for the peo­ple of Bhutan.

Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay in his ad­dress to the na­tion in the Na­tional tele­vi­sion and an­nounced Mon­day a hol­i­day across Bhutan to cel­e­brate the event. Other sev­eral other sig­nif­i­cant pro­grammes which in­cludes the plant­ing of two saplings of the Bodhi tree from Sri Lanka and Bod­hgaya and 108 trees, each of five dif­fer­ent species with sa­cred sig­nif­i­cance, are be­ing planted at se­lected lo­ca­tions to mark the day of the Royal Birth.

The Hindu com­mu­nity from 5 south­ern Dzongkhags and the peo­ple of Samtse marks the day at the Shivalaya Mandir by of­fer­ing prayers and good wishes. The Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions presided over the cer­e­mony.

The Prime Min­is­ter on the com­mand of His Majesty the King, at­tended the Salang Ten­drel for the re­con­struc­tion of Dru­gyel Dzong in Paro . The mon­u­ment will be re­stored to its for­mer glory. The Lam Neten of Paro Dzongkhag presided over the very im­por­tant cer­e­mony. Ly­onpo Nam­gay Dorji and Ly­onpo Dawa Gyalt­shen also at­tended the cer­e­mony

The mo­ment is a mat­ter of im­mense joy and hap­pi­ness for all the Bhutanese and which makes us truly unique.

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