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His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo Graces the Opening Ceremony of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament.

Posted on :15 November 2017

Today, the Opening Ceremony of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament was kindly graced by His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo and received in a traditional Chipdrel ceremony. The Ceremony was also graced by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, Members of the Royal Family, Foreign Dignitaries, Senior Government officials, students and public.  


On behalf of the Parliament, the Speaker expressed deep appreciation to His Majesty the King for the noble Royal initiatives undertaken in the interest of the nation. The Speaker also thanked the Members of the Royal Family for the numerous initiatives taken for the development and welfare of the people. The Speaker expressed deep gratitude to His Holiness the Je Khenpo for the Kanjur recitation and the Speaker also thanked the Prime Minister for visiting the 195 Gewogs and meeting with the people and the Chairperson of the National Council for strengthening parliamentary ties by participating in parliamentary exchange programs.


The Parliament will be deliberating on the Audit Bill of Bhutan, 2017, Tax Bill, 2017, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (Amendment) bill of Bhutan, 2017, Agreement between the RGOB and People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes of Income among others.  


The Joint sitting will deliberate on the deliberations of the Annual Audit Report, Performance Audit Reports and Review Reports submitted by the Public Accounts Committee.


The 10th Session will conclude on 8th December 2017.

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