109th National Day celebrated in Trongsa
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..