109th Na­tional Day cel­e­brated in Trongsa

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His Majesty The King cel­e­brated Na­tional Day in Trongsa, with the peo­ple of Trongsa, Bumthang, Zhem­gang, and neigh­bor­ing ar­eas yes­ter­day.

His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey, mem­bers of the Royal Fam­ily, as well as the Prime Min­is­ter, In­dian Am­bas­sador, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the gov­ern­ment and civil ser­vice par­tic­i­pated in the cel­e­bra­tions.

Fol­low­ing the event at the cel­e­bra­tion ground, His Majesty granted patang to the chair­per­sons of the Dzongkhag Yar­gay Tsogdu of the twenty dzongkhags. .

The patangs were granted in recog­ni­tion of the im­por­tant role that the lo­cal gov­ern­ment plays achiev­ing the in the devel­op­ment goals of our coun­try, and as an effort to fur­ther the process of de­cen­tral­iza­tion.

His Majesty said to the gups that con­trary to what is of­ten per­ceived, Lo­cal gov­ern­ment is not the low­est level of gov­ern­ment, but the near­est and clos­est level of gov­ern­ment for the peo­ple.

Lo­cal gov­ern­ments are in­dis­pens­able av­enues though which the ru­ral pop­u­la­tion can par­tic­i­pate in democ­racy and devel­op­ment, and the success of the democ­racy in the long run would be de­ter­mined to a large ex­tent by the success of lo­cal gov­ern­ments..

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