His Majesty The King con­cludes Royal Tour to South­ern Dzongkhags

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Staff Re­porter

His Majesty The King ar­rived in Thim­phu last Thurs­day, fol­low­ing a 10-day Royal Tour of the South­ern Dzongkhags of Chukha and Samtse.

His Majesty granted an Au­di­ence to the re­tired armed force per­son­nel at the Chukha Dzong, and to the stu­dents of the Gaeddu Col­lege of Busi­ness Stud­ies, en­route to Thim­phu.

In the morn­ing, His Majesty vis­ited Samtse Drat­shang and granted an Au­di­ence to Dzongkhag of­fi­cials of Samtse.

On Wed­nes­day, His Majesty of­fered prayers at the Tashichol­ing Mandir and of­fered a statue of Lord Ganesh for the tem­ple. His Majesty granted an Au­di­ence to the armed force per­son­nel based in Tashichol­ing, and vis­ited the Vo­ca­tional Skills De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre for spouses of the armed forces per­son­nel built by Project HOPE, a Royal Ini­tia­tive which works for the wel­fare of armed forces per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies across the coun­try.

In Samtse, His Majesty vis­ited the Shivalaya Mandir, which was built upon Royal Com­mand, and con­se­crated in 2015 to com­mem­o­rate the 60th Birth An­niver­sary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

His Majesty also granted Au­di­ences to the stu­dents of Samtse Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion, as well as the re­tired armed force per­son­nel of Samtse dzongkhag, and the of­fi­cers from the Royal Bhutan Army and Royal Bhutan Po­lice in Samtse.

In Phuentshol­ing, His Majesty graced the launch of the in­au­gu­ral For­eign Ser­vice Pro­gramme of the Royal In­sti­tute of Gov­er­nance and Strate­gic Stud­ies. His Majesty also granted au­di­ence to re­gional heads of var­i­ous govern­ment agen­cies based in Phuentshol­ing, and vis­ited the Amochu Land Recla­ma­tion and Town­ship Project.

His Majesty of­fer­ing prayers at the Samtse Shivalaya mandir.

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