Na­tion cel­e­brates Gyalt­suen’s birth­day

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Lhakpa Tsh­er­ing

Bhutanese around the coun­try cel­e­brates 27th Birth An­niver­sary of Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen, to­day. Her Imperial High­ness Princess Mako of Ak­ishino of Ja­pan, who is in the coun­try on an of­fi­cial visit, will also at­tend the cel­e­bra­tion.

The cel­e­bra­tion is ex­pected took place in schools, in­sti­tu­tions, monas­ter­ies, and armed forces com­pounds, with entertainment pro­grams in­clud­ing tra­di­tional and cul­ture shows, and ex­hibi- tions.

The cen­tral monas­tic body, cab­i­net, op­po­si­tion, armed forces, gov­ern­ment, civil so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions and pri­vate sec­tors would of­fer birth­day wishes to Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen for Her Majesty’s birth an­niver­sary, in fe­lic­i­ta­tion, web­sites and so­cial me­dia.

In Thim­phu, Ja­panese del­e­ga­tion in­clud­ing imperial house­hold, of­fi­cials from Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs in Ja­pan, Em­bassy of Ja­pan in New Delhi, are

ex­pected to gather at the Na­tional Memo­rial Chorten for the third Royal Bhutan Flower Ex­hi­bi­tion to com­mem­o­rate Her Majesty’s birth an­niver­sary.

In the past six years, upon en­throne­ment as the Queen, Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen Jet­sun Pema Wangchuck de­voted her­self to im­prove the liveli­hood of the peo­ple.

Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen ac­com­pa­nied by His Majesty The King on sev­eral of the Royal Vis­its across the coun­try in­volves meet­ing and in­ter­act­ing with lo­cal peo­ple, stu­dents and pub­lic ser­vants.

Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen is also the United Na­tion En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­gramme (UNEP) Ozone Am­bas­sador and the Pres­i­dent of the Bhutan Red Cross So­ci­ety (BRCS).

Among her many achieve­ments are en­vi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion. June 4 is cel­e­brated in Bhutan as the World En­vi­ron­ment Day co­in­cid­ing with Her Majesty’s birth an­niver­sary, in hon­our of Her Majesty’s guid­ance and ini­tia­tives in en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion.

Gyalt­suen Jet­sun Pema Wangchuck is the Pa­tron of the Royal So­ci­ety for Pro­tec­tion of Na­ture and stressed the need to pro- tect en­vi­ron­men­tal. Her Majesty is also the Pa­tron of the Jigten Wangchuck Tshogpa and the Bhutan Kidney Foun­da­tion.

Her Majesty works closely with var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions, with per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties who needs spe­cial care, and is the pa­tron of Abil­ity Bhutan So­ci­ety.

Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen Jet­sun Pema Wangchuck was born to Dhondup Gyalt­shen, the grand­son of two Trashigang Dzong­pon (Gov­er­nors), Thin­ley Top­gay and Ugyen Th­ser­ing and Aum Sonam Chuki, the no­ble fam­ily of Bumthang Pangtey on 4 June, 1990 in Thim­phu.

Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen is the sec­ond el­dest of five chil­dren of which two are brothers, Thin­lay Norbu and Jigme Nam­gyal and two sis­ters, Serchen Doma and Azhi Yeatso Lhamo, the el­dest, who is the wife of the HRH Gyaltsab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

The royal wed­ding cer­e­mony was held in Pu­nakha, fol­lowed by a pub­lic cel­e­bra­tion in Thim­phu and Paro Oc­to­ber 2011. Her Majesty gave birth to HRH Gyalsey Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuck on 5 Fe­bru­ary, 2016 in the Lingkana Palace.

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