His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the recipients of the undergraduate scholarships administered by the ministry of education, at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong on 14 March 2019.
The 144 students, who have completed class 12, will undertake full-time undergraduate studies in different parts of the world, in various fields in accordance with future national human resource requirements as projected by the government.
During the Audience, His Majesty said that education is not solely a means to an end, but an opportunity for the students to realize their full potential.
His Majesty said that the students should work to develop the skills necessary to participate in nation-building, and support the country in its progress as we navigate a rapidly changing world.
His Majesty also reminded the students that after having excelled among their peers within Bhutan, they must now demonstrate excellence while competing with others.