His Majesty the King, granted land kidu of 1,211 acres to 3,009 thram holders in Bumthang on 30th July 2012. The Kidu recipients were from the four gewogs of Bumthang. His Majesty as part of the Kidu also waived off about Nu 11.79mn which was supposed to be paid by the households for the land.
The Kidu recipients included 2,420 individuals who had excess land of 715 acres, 144 cases of Khimsa or house building land with 33 acres, 356 cases of state land cultivated by either thram holders or surrendered coming to 239 acres. The Kidu also included regularization of more than 125 acres of excess land for 89 religious institutions in Bumthang. The religious institutions included 15 Zhung Dratshangs and Rabdeys, 70 community and private lhakhangs, and four civil societies and communities.
His Majesty reiterated the importance of these monuments and sacred sites for peace and happiness of the communities and the nation.Many kidu recipients expressed great joy and happiness in being granted such generous and important Kidu by His Majesty.
The Kidu recipients offered Kusung Thukten Mendral for long life and happiness of His Majesty, who is accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen.The Kidu was given in the presence of 100 elected local government representatives, retired public officials and villagers.
Earlier His Majesty the King granted 7,610 acres of excess land as Kidu in Wangduephodrang which had a total of 8,211 cases. Nu 28.4 mn was also waived off for the excess land.
During His Majesty’s earlier tour of Lhuentse and Mongar and parts of Trashigang and Trashiyangtse, in a total of 38 gewogs, there were 29,125 cases of excess land amounting to 40,053 acres. His Majesty’s Kidu was granted for all these landowners amounting to about Nu. 659mn.
His Majesty on 1st August graced the salhang tendrel at Kenchosum Lhakhang in Bumthang.
On arrival at the holy site, His Majesty was received by Sungtrul Rimpoche and the monks of Tamshing dratshang. His Majesty also interacted with the public of Tamshing who had
gathered to witness the historic moment.The ninth-century Kenchosum Lhakhang was razed by fire on February 24, 2010. The reconstruction has been planned on the same spot.