On November 26, His Majesty the King granted separate audiences to recruits at the Royal Bhutan Police Training Center at Jigmeling, Gelephu and the staff of the Renewable Natural Resource Research and Development Center in Samteling, Gelephu.
His Majesty said to the recruits that the police have the great responsibility to ensure that the rule of law in the country is upheld, by setting an example.
“When you take the oath of allegiance to serve and protect people, you will have to mean it, understand it, and feel it from the heart,” His Majesty said.
His Majesty also met the recruits’ families.
In the evening, His Majesty the King granted dinner to officers and wives of Royal Bhutan Army Wing IX in Gelephu.
His Majesty the King arrived at Dagana Dzongkhag on November 27 from Gelephu.
On 28 November, His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, visited the Dagana Dzong. The dzongkhag offered Ku Sung Thukten Mendrel to His Majesty the King.
His Majesty the King granted an audience to the dzongkhag and local government officials of Dagana dzongkhag, and visited the Dagana Higher Secondary School in the afternoon.
His Majesty the King advised the class 11 and 12 students to work hard and persevere. “You have the greatest gift of all – Time. Never forget that,” His Majesty said to the students.
The people of neighboring villages gathered in the marketplace to meet the King and new Queen, who sat with the people late into the evening in small groups. His Majesty the King discussed with the people the various issues that impacted their daily lives, and also advised them to participate in the democratic process, and work to make democracy a success in Bhutan, while protecting the peace and harmony in the country.
As night fell, His Majesty asked the people to come to the Royal Guest House in the morning to continue the interactions. Over 1,500 people visited His Majesty in the morning today. His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen met with the people of Dagapela town in the evening.