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Long Live the King!

I remember the first Parliament that His Majesty attended as King. When His Majesty prostrated before the Golden Throne, it was a powerful moment and message. No words were necessary to mark the importance of the sacred institution of Monarchy to Bhutan’s future as a Democratic Constitutional Monarchy, and the …

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The Midas Touch

Prayer! On the peaceful completion of the Glorious Ten Years of His Majesty’s Extraordinary Reign on the Palden Druki Serthri I take the honour to offer my gratitude to The Unprecedented one and Salute: “Hail to The Beloved Majesty! Long Live The King. Palden Drukpa be Forever Glorious!!! Bhutan marched …

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RIGSS: Pursuing Excellence in Governance and Leadership

“What we need is not a Leader to lead the masses- we need Leadership of the Self” -Excerpt from His Majesty The King’s address at the Calcutta University Convocation, 5th October 2010. His Majesty, in most of his addresses to the people, attempts to hit the chord of leadership either …

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A King for a Modern Time

His Majesty The King is revered as The “People’s King”. He is a “Big brother figure” to our young children and youth. His Majesty ascended the Golden Throne at a time of historic change, a different era. Within a span of ten years, His Majesty with extraordinary intelligence and vision …

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Stories From The King

It was an extraordinary moment in the life of a nation. The benevolent Fourth King, who had reigned over Bhutan for 34 years of unparalleled progress and peace, had just ushered in democracy and a new King was being crowned. As the Coronation was broadcast live on TV on November …

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A King for the times

When we talk of our Kings we often tend to equate them on the same plane forgetting that His Majesty The King has the unique distinction of being King in an era of Democratic Constitutional Monarchy with competing political parties, elected governments and democratic institutions. Despite this unique position His …

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Leading us through a new era

A much-respected PM of India, I. K. Gujral compared His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck to a man who has attributes of Plato’s philosopher King. The long and cherished reign of the His Majesty The Fourth King, infused with charismatic leadership, set the bar very high for any leader. The political …

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Promoting the National Language

First of all there are some fundamentals for Dzongkha which cannot be compromised with. It is the national language and as such must not only be promoted, but it must also be strengthened and celebrated. Dzongkha is also a part of Bhutan’s own national cultural identity and it is the …

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Can we build energy-efficient houses?

Before we know it, it is winter again! Almost! And like all winters this winter will be unforgivingly cold. Of course, some people think winter cold is far less severe than the extreme summer heat the likes of which you experience in Phuentsholing or Gelephu. The reason they give is …

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