Fi­nals of Me­wang Gyalsey Archery Tour­na­ment 2017

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On 8th Fe­bru­ary 2017, His Royal High­ness Gyalt­shab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck graced the grand fi­nale of Me­wang Gyalsey Archery Tour­na­ment 2017 by us­ing com­pound bow and ar­row (Yeng­phel Style which was or­ga­nized by the Of­fice of the Gyalt­shab, Gyalpozhing, Mon­gar as part of com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 1st Birth of His Royal High­ness Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuk).

The pro­gramme started with of­fer­ing of Ch­hoe­mey at the Al­tar where Por­traits of Their Majesties and His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey stand and Zhabten (longevity pray­ers) to His Majesty the King and Zhabten to His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey. A va­ri­ety of cul­tural pro­grams in­clud­ing unique tra­di­tional songs and dances of six east­ern Dzongkhags were par­tic­i­pated.

A to­tal of 140 teams of archers from 20 Dzongkhags par­tic­i­pated in the league round of the tour­na­ment held in 11 Dzongkhags from 12th -21st Jan­uary 2017. 39 teams took part in the knock­out round and 27 in quar­ter fi­nals held at Gyalpozhing, Mon­gar from 27th Jan­uary 2017 to held at 4th Fe­bru­ary 2017. Semi fi­nals were held at Gyalpozhing, Mon­gar on 5th Fe­bru­ary 2017 coin­cid­ing with the 1st Birth An­niver­sary of HRH The Gyalsey.

There were 15 rounds in the grand fi­nale, Samtse Dzongkhag team took away the win­ner’s cash price of Nu. 300,000/and tro­phy- one Ch­hana Dorje (Va­jra­pani) statue each to the play­ers. Toeb United from Pu­nakha Dzongkhag re­ceived the 2nd run­ners-up’s cash prize of Nu. 240,000/and Tro­phy-one Ch­hana Dorji (Va­jra­pani) statue each to the play­ers. Good Boys from Paro Dzongkhag re­ceived the 2nd Run­ners-Up’s Cash Price of Nu 180,000/- and Tro­phy-one Ch­hana Dorji (Va­jra­pani) statue each to the play­ers

In the ad­di­tional, six other cash prizes of Nu. 10,000-20,000 for the best archer of the tour­na­ment, fi­nal’s most valu­able player, best one day high­est league score, high­est dobji, igh­est Bull’s Eye and high­est baa-kor were awarded.

On the side­line, His Royal High­ness The Gyalt­shab graced the open­ing of 1- day Me­wang Gyalsey Nach­hung ath­let­ics for un­der – 12 years age stu­dents or­ga­nized at Gyalpozhing in ded­i­ca­tion to His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey on His Royal High­ness’ 1st Birth An­niver­sary. The stu­dents of six Schools un­der Monger Dzongkhag also of­fered their pledges to His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey in the pres­ence of His Royal High­ness The Gyaltsab.

Pledges of­fered by stu­dents to read at least 15 books in 2017 aca­demic year, to re­spect, be help­ful and kind and al­ways abide by rules and strive for the best

His Royal High­ness The Gyaltsab also granted Tokha to the gath­er­ing in­clud­ing Lam Netens and monks of six east­ern Dzongkhags, Mem­bers of par­lia­ment from six Dzongkhags, Dzongkdags, and other Dzongkhag of­fi­cials and Lo­cal Govern­ment Mem­bers of six Dzongkhags, armed forces, civil servants, busi­ness­men, stu­dents, em­ploy­ees of re­gional agen­cies, par­tic­i­pants and farm­ers from six east­ern Dzongkhags, who were at­tend­ing the tour­na­ment and the then on­go­ing fair car­ni­val.

The pro­gramme ended with of­fer­ing of Tshogch­hang to His Royal High­ness The Gyaltsab, award of prizes and Tashi Labey.

His Royal High­ness Gyalt­shab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck awarded prizes to the win­ners of Me­wang Gyalsey Archery Tour­na­ment 2017.

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