His Majesty awards na­tional or­der of merit

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As a nation cel­e­brates the 109th Na­tional Day on 17 De­cem­ber, His Majesty the King awarded Na­tional Or­der of Merit at Sheru­pling Cen­tral School in Trongsa.

The award in­cludes gold, sil­ver and bronze to in­sti­tu­tions and in­di­vid­u­als in re­or­ga­ni­za­tion to their hard­work, com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to the coun­try to mo­ti­vate them in the fu­ture.

The prin­ci­pal of Lhuntse Higher sec­ondary School, Jigme Sherubling Cen­tral School and Dam­phu Cen­tral School were awarded na­tional or­der of merit, gold in re­or­ga­ni­za­tion of their ex­em­plary ser­vice to the nation in the field of ed­u­ca­tion for ex­cel­lence in lead­er­ship and man­age­ment.

A se­nior lec­ture from Samtse Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion, aca­demic dean from Col­lage of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy and an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor with Col­lage of Lan­guage and Cul­ture Stud­ies were also awarded na­tional or­der of merit, gold.

Be­sides, the na­tional or­der of merit, gold was also awarded to Dr. Phurb Dorji, a pro­fes­sor and head of gy­ne­col­ogy depart­ment with Kh­e­sar Gyalpo Univer­sity of Med­i­cal Sci­ences of Bhutan (KGUMSB).

His Majesty the King also awarded na­tional or­der of merit, sil­ver to 21 teach­ers from var­i­ous schools, a se­nior in­struc­tor from Royal In­sti­tute of man­age­ment and Sr. med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­ni­cian and clin­i­cal tu­tor and teach­ing co­or­di­na­tor with KGUMSB.

Dr. Guru Prasad Dhakal, an as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor and head of med­i­cal depart­ment with KGUMSB was awarded na­tional or­der of merit, bronze in recog­ni­tion of his ex­em­plary ser­vice to the nation in the field of ed­u­ca­tion for ex­cel­lence in teach­ing.

His Majesty also awarded to 23 pub­lic benefit or­ga­ni­za­tions in recog­ni­tion of their ser­vices to the nation, in volunteering time and effort to­wards pro­mot­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian val­ues.

Be­sides, it was also in recog­ni­tion on cul­ture and tra­di­tion, na­tional ob­jec­tive for work­ing pas­sion­ately and tire­lessly for the benefit of other, tak­ing on the re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­vide sup­port and as­sis­tance wher­ever the gov­ern­ment is un­able to reach and for keeping alive the sacred val­ues of com­pas­sion and em­pa­thy.

A fire­fighter with Royal Bhutan Po­lice in Mon­gar, Chuma Tsh­er­ing Wangchuk Drukpa was awarded na­tional or­der of merit, sil­ver in recog­ni­tion of his brav­ery and com­mit­ment to his duty.

He was de­tailed for fight­ing for­est fire above Yangchen­phu in 2012 and sus­tained head in­juries. On 16 October, he was in­volved in con­tain­ing the fire spread­ing in Mon­gar town and sus­tained in­juries af­ter fall­ing from three-storey tra­di­tional house which was on fire.

His Majesty the King granted the post­hu­mous award to late Tsheltrim, a tour guide in recog­ni­tion of his ul­ti­mate brave ac­tion in at­tempt­ing to save an­other life which led to the loss of his own life.

In Novem­ber 2015, he jumped into the Me­bartsho in Bumthang af­ter his guest slipped and fell into the lake. He lost his life in an at­tempt to save the tourist, dis­play­ing im­mense courage and self­less­ness and his fa­ther re­ceived the award.

Re­becca Praden, ecol­o­gist with Royal So­ci­ety for Pro­tec­tion of Na­ture was also awarded in recog­ni­tion for her ded­i­cated ser­vices and con­tri­bu­tions to Bhutan’s con­ser­va­tion ef­forts and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ism.

She has been the re­cip­i­ent of mul­ti­ple in­ter­na­tional and na­tional awards rec­og­niz­ing her ser­vices which have im­pacted not only in Bhutan but in the world.

His majesty the King granted life­time ser­vice award to Carolyn Tsh­er­ing in the field of ed­u­ca­tion who came to Bhutan in 1966 on the in­vi­ta­tion of His Majesty the late third King and Her Majesty the Royal Grand­mother.

Carolyn Tsh­er­ing is English tu­tor for royal chil­dren and taught in var­i­ous schools in Bhutan for ed­u­ca­tion to this days.

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