His Majesty The King granted an Audience to participants of the 56th Batch DeSuung Training Programme, ongoing at Pelrithang, in Gelephu on 8th March 2023.
The 56th DeSuung Training Programme is special, as it is a three-and-half-months long programme which pilots a part of the training designed for Gyalsung, when it begins in 2024. The training, held at RBA Wing IX in Pelrithang, close to one of the Gyalsung Academies, is also being held around the same time of year as it will feature at Gyalsung. The 500 participants selected for this batch, half men and half women, are youths between the ages 18-21.
The training programme, which includes Basic Military Training, National Education, and Life Skills Development, will be the part of the Gyalsung Training programme common to all five Gyalsung Academies.
His Majesty The King thanked the young women and men for volunteering for the special De-Suung training programme, and said that their participation and the lessons learnt from this programme will be of immense benefit to Gyalsung, and therefore generations of Bhutanese who will be part of Bhutan’s National Service.