His Majesty The King graces 7th ses­sion of sec­ond Par­lia­ment

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

H is Majesty the King graced the open­ing ses­sion of sev­enth ses­sion of the sec­ond Par­lia­ment last Thurs­day.

Dur­ing the open­ing ses­sion of the ses­sion, Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker, on be­half of Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, Tshog­pon Jigme Zangpo ex­pressed his deep grat­i­tude to His Majesty for grac­ing the Open­ing Cer­e­mony of the Sev­enth Ses­sion of the Sec­ond Par­lia­ment.

The speaker also wel­come Mem­bers of the Royal Fam­ily, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the monas­tic body, se­nior Govern­ment of­fi­cials, Armed Force per­son­nel, diplo­mats and the pub­lic to the cer­e­mony.

The speaker said that as ev­ery­one is aware, this year is in­deed an ex­tra­or­di­nary and a his­toric one for Bhutan and the Bhutanese peo­ple. As the say­ing goes, “Heaven holds the trin­ity of the sun, moon and the stars while earth holds the trin­ity of the King, Min­is­ters and the Peo­ple.” To­day in Bhutan, there is peace in the coun­try with great unity among the peo­ple, govern­ment and the gra­cious pres­ence of Their Majesties. More­over,

Tshog­pon sub­mit that it is truly un­prece­dented in the his­tory of Bhutan to wit­ness and serve un­der the dy­namic lead­er­ship of His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuck in a sin­gle pe­riod. The Bhutanese peo­ple can­not be more pros­per­ous than to­day.

The speaker re­marked that it is re­mark­able to wit­ness Her Majesty the Grand­mother Kezang Choe­don Wangchuck, Her Majesty Queen Moth­ers Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Tsh­er­ing Pem Wangchuck, Tsh­er­ing Yang­don Wangchuck and San­gay Cho­den Wangchuck, and Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen Jet­sun Pema Wangchuck for hav­ing car­ried out royal as­pi­ra­tions of His Majesty un­der their pa­tron­age for the wel­fare of the Coun­try and the peo­ple which re­main an ex­tra­or­di­nary sym­bols.

He added that un­der the wise and vi­sion­ary lead­er­ship of His Majesty the King, the peo­ple of Bhutan com­mem­o­rated the 60th Birth An­niver­sary of our Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Se­condly, it was also a year of the Birth Year of the Sec­ond Bud­dha Guru Rin­poche. Thirdly, it was a year to mark the ar­rival of 400 years of the Spir­i­tual Leader, Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel in the coun­try as proph­e­sized by the great masters and di­vine be­ings.

Ex­press­ing his grat­i­tude on be­half of the Par­lia­ment the speaker ex­pressed deep­est grat­i­tude to Your Majesties for bless­ing the coun­try and the peo­ple with the Royal Heir- who is the sym­bol of per­pe­tu­ity of the Wangchuck dy­nasty, ever­last­ing peace and sovereignty,

unity and pros­per­ity of the coun­try for all times.

The speaker thanked His Ho­li­ness the Je Khenpo and the Five Lopens, the Govern­ment, Dzongkhags and the peo­ple of 205 Ge­wogs have con­ducted prayers for the safe birth of the Gyalsey. More­over, sev­eral prayers were held through­out the length and breadth of the coun­try. A grand nam­ing cel­e­bra­tion of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey at Pu­nakha, spe­cial prayers at Kuensel Pho­drang in Thim­phu and Tak­ila in Lhuentse were the hall mark of the cel­e­bra­tions of­fered for the long life of HRH The Gyalsey Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuck. The Par­lia­ment would like to ex­tend ap­pre­ci­a­tion and grat­i­tude for car­ry­ing out these noble ini­tia­tives.

The Prime Min­is­ter and his able team have com­pleted the 11th FYP Mid-Term Re­view. It is happy to know that the progress achieved is re­mark­able be­cause of ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive sup­port from the cen­tral min­istries, agen­cies and Lo­cal Govern­ment. The Par­lia­ment would like to ex­tend ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all im­ple­ment­ing agen­cies for their hard work.

Ex­press­ing his deep­est grat­i­tude to His Majesty The King for grant­ing the Mem­bers of the Par­lia­ment the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend two-week­long lead­er­ship train­ing at the Royal In­sti­tute for Gov­er­nance and Strate­gic Stud­ies (RIGSS). The speaker said. “I am con­fi­dent that the Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment would make good use of the skills and ex­pe­ri­ences gained from the train­ing”.

Mean­while, the fol­low­ing agen­das will be dis­cussed in the Joint Sit­ting of the Par­lia­ment which in­cludes Jabmi (Amend­ment) Bill of Bhutan 2014, Com­pa­nies Bill of Bhutan 2015, Euro­pean In­vest­ment Bank (EIB) Agree­ment, Per­for­mance Au­dit Re­port and de­lib­er­a­tion on the Re­view of Dzongkhag Thromde de­lim­i­ta­tion for Paro.

And the house will dis­cuss Bills and Con­ven­tions such as Cus­toms Bill of Bhutan 2015, Civil Avi­a­tion Bill of Bhutan 2015, and Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Agree­ment for the Reg­u­la­tion of Pas­sen­ger, Per­sonal and Cargo Ve­hic­u­lar Traf­fic be­tween Bangladesh, Bhutan, In­dia and Nepal and In­come Tax (Amend­ment) Bill 2016.

The Prime Min­is­ter will present the An­nual Re­port on the State of the Na­tion in­clud­ing Leg­isla­tive Plans and An­nual Plans and Pri­or­i­ties of the Govern­ment, and the House will also de­lib­er­ate on An­nual Bud­get Re­port for the Fis­cal Year 2016-2017, An­nual ACC Re­port and the Com­mit­tee Re­ports. Be­sides that, the house will also dis­cuss the is­sues raised from the lo­cal govern­ment.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Bhutan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.