Nation celebrates Gyaltsuen’s birthday
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.