His Majesty’s 110th Na­tional Day Ad­dress

Bhutan Times - - Editorial -

H is Majesty The King be­gan His 110th Na­tional Day ad­dress by of­fer­ing is warm Tashi Delek to all the peo­ple in the 20 Dzongkhags who had gath­ered to cel­e­brate the most aus­pi­cious oc­ca­sion and to all Bhutanese who are work­ing and study­ing abroad.

His Majesty The King re­minded His peo­ple that the Na­tional Day is a mo­men­tous event where there is a con­ver­gence of time that em­braces our glo­ri­ous past, our vi­brant present and our as­pi­ra­tions for our fu­ture. Pay­ing homage to our fore­fa­thers from the depth of the heart His Majesty The King said that the well be­ing of our coun­try and peo­ple is through their sac­ri­fices and tire­less ser­vice. He added that it is the time for this gen­er­a­tion to reaf­firm our pledge to serve the coun­try and peo­ple with as­pi­ra­tions and prayers that the fu­ture be brighter than ever.

His Majesty The King said that that 2017 has been a year of peace and tran­quil­ity and was a pro­duc­tive year dur­ing which the Na­tion had made a tremen­dous progress in so­cio eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. The coun­try did not face any ma­jor ob­sta­cles and the gov­ern­ment led by Prime Min­is­ter Dasho Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay has achieved the de­vel­op­ment goals through hard work and clar­ity of vi­sion.

Re­gard­ing the na­tional sovereignty and se­cu­rity His Majesty The King said that there are two di­men- sions to the threats that can un­der­mine the sovereignty and se­cu­rity of a na­tion, which is ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal.

On the ex­ter­nal threat His Majesty The King said that in to­day’s in­ter­con­nected world any event in a dis­tant part of the world has reper­cus­sion in our own coun­try. Giv­ing an ex­am­ple of how the eco­nomic re­ces­sion in the dis­tant econ­omy has di­rect im­pact on our own econ­omy. His Majesty said that in­fla­tion due to eco­nomic poli­cies in other coun­try leads to im­me­di­ate im­pact on prices.

On the in­ter­nal sta­bil­ity His Majesty The King said that Bhutan has been for­tu­nate to have a close knit so­ci­ety and the age old tra­di­tion of Tha Damt­shi (loy­alty and ded­i­ca­tion) and our per­sonal bonds and rap­port will con­tinue to re­main strong.

Ad­dress­ing the youth His Majesty The King said that youths must not wait for the gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tives and hand­outs and for the par­ents to push them to launch their ca­reers. His Majesty said that in the fast mov­ing high tech world where the only limit is our imag­i­na­tion youths must learn to take charge of the tran­si­tion and in­evitable evo­lu­tion.

His Majesty’s Na­tional Day ad­dress was more fo­cused on the need to stand united and strong and said that no mat­ter how per­ilous the crises are as long as we stand res­o­lute and strong noth­ing can harm us.

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