His Majesty’s Ad­dress to the peo­ple on the oc­ca­sion of the nam­ing ten­drel of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey

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It is most aus­pi­cious for all of us to have gath­ered here to­day to ob­serve the sa­cred oc­ca­sion of Zhab­drung Ku­choe at Pung­tang Dewachen­poi Pho­drang, the prin­ci­pal seat of Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel.

All the peo­ple of our country were joy­ously united in of­fer­ing prayers when our son was born in Fe­bru­ary this year. I ex­press my ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all the peo­ple of twenty dzongkhags for your prayers, sup­port and love, and wish you Tashi Delek on the aus­pi­cious oc­ca­sion of Zhab­drung Ku­choe.

To­day is a very sig­nif­i­cant day in an ex­cep­tional year filled with pro­pi­tious events. The year marks the birth an­niver­sary of Guru Rin­poche and the 400th an­niver­sary of Zhab­drung’s ar­rival in Bhutan.

Along with His Majesty Fourth Druk Gyalpo, I and my son of­fered our prayers to­day to Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel in the sa­cred Machen Lhakhang for the present and fu­ture well­be­ing of our peo­ple and country.

Never be­fore has there been a time when the royal grand­fa­ther, fa­ther and son of the Wangchuck Dy­nasty came to­gether at the same time to of­fer prayers in the sa­cred tem­ple of Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel. This has come to sig­nify a most for­tu­nate event on a most aus­pi­cious day.

As I have said be­fore, the Gyalsey is not just the prince of the King and Gyalt­suen, but a son to all the Bhutanese peo­ple. Af­ter pro­found con­tem­pla­tion, he has been named Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuck in the sa­cred Machen Lhakhang.

Jigme means fear­less. It sym­bol­izes great courage to over­come any chal­lenge that he may con­front in fu­ture as he serves our country.

Nam­gyel means vic­to­ri­ous in all di­rec­tions and vic­tory over all ob­sta­cles. It is a name taken from the revered Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel, who en­abled the Dharma to flour­ish in all di­rec­tions as proph­e­sied by Guru Rin­poche.

Wangchuck is the name of the royal lin­eage and dy­nasty.

When the time comes for Gyalsey Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuck to serve his country, he must al­ways place the con­cerns of his country above all else and serve his peo­ple justly with great love and ded­i­ca­tion. It will be his sa­cred re­spon­si­bil­ity to build a har­mo­nious and just so­ci­ety, and thereby, ful­fill all the as­pi­ra­tions of his peo­ple.

He must live such a life as a good hu­man be­ing and serve his country in a man­ner that it will be ex­em­plary and wor­thy of em­u­la­tion.

He will also have the re­spon­si­bil­ity to preserve and fos­ter the lega­cies and teach­ings of Guru Rin­poche and Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel.

My heart­felt prayers and as­pi­ra­tions are that dur­ing his reign, our peo­ple will be able to en­joy even greater peace, se­cu­rity, pros­per­ity and hap­pi­ness than they have in the past. I thank all the peo­ple of the twenty dzongkhags for your con­tin­ued sup­port, loy­alty and ded­i­ca­tion.

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