His Majesty The King arrived in Thimphu on 24th August, 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 this afternoon, and to the students of the Gaeddu College of Business Studies, enroute to Thimphu.
This morning, His Majesty visited Samtse Dratshang and granted an Audience to Dzongkhag officials of Samtse.
Yesterday, His Majesty offered prayers at the Tashicholing Mandir and offered a Ganesh statue 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.