His Majesty the King granted the Druk Thuksey award to four individuals who have contributed in an exemplary manner to the nation and its people.
Dr. Arthit Ourairat,
Dr. Arthit Ourairat 77, the President of Rangsit University is an exemplary citizen of Thailand and a longstanding friend of Bhutan. Over the years, he has made a significant difference in the lives of many Bhutanese people, particularly in the fields of education and health. Till date, 84 students have completed their education from Rangsit University, and 48 more are pursuing their education through scholarships offered in the University due to his goodwill.
Drungtsho Sherab Jorden,
Drungtsho Sherab Jorden 80, entered the Kharchu Dratshang at the age of eight, and began studies at the Chakpori Medical Institute at the age of 17. He was commanded by His Majesty the third Druk Gyalpo to set up the first traditional hospital in Bhutan in 1967. He received commands from His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo to ensure that traditional medicine does not disappear from Bhutan. As a result of his efforts, the Kawangjangsa hospital is immensely successful, and there are over 70 dungtshos and over a 100 menpas in Bhutan. The people of Bhutan have immense faith in traditional medicine. This Medal is in recognition of his services rendered to three generations of Kings, and the people of Bhutan.
It is the aspiration of every Bhutanese to receive recognition after having dedicated a lifetime in the service to the Kings and people. Lopen Nyapchi, 85 joined the Trongsa Rabdey at the age of 7, and at the age of 13, began serving His Majesty the second Druk Gyalpo. He continued in his service to His Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo during His Majesty’s Coronation in Paro, and then served Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, assisting Her Majesty in her numerous works in the construction of many Lhakhangs across the country. In recognition of his dedicated and loyal services to four generations of Kings, from the time of the Second King to this day, he is awarded the Druk Thuksey Medal.
Yanglop Drep Bosokarp
Yanglop Drep Bosokarp, 88 a former Yangpai Lopen lives at Phajoding today, and at the age of 88, still remains as strong and healthy as ever. He excelled as a student under Je Thrizur, and has been an exemplary member of the clergy, a jewel among lamas. Today, he teaches at Phajoding, offers prayers for the wellbeing of the nation and continues to serve the country.