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His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo Graces the Closing Ceremony of Parliament Session

Posted on :24 January 2019

His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo graced the Closing Ceremony of the First Session of the Third Parliament today. The ceremony was also graced by the presence of His Royal Highness, the Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.


In his address, Tshogpon Wangchuk Namgyel expressed deep gratitude on behalf of the Parliament to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo for continued support and wise guidance to the Parliament and for working tirelessly and selflessly for the welfare of the people. The Speaker reported that the National Assembly endorsed 9 standing Committees as per the provisions of the Constitution of the Kingdom and National Assembly Act of Bhutan and that the Parliament adopted a Capital Budget of Nu. 11,380.192 million for six months (Jan 1-June 30, 2019). The Speaker expressed his gratitude to the Members of Parliament and the people for their support to the Parliament and himself. The Speaker also expressed gratitude to the Royal Bhutan Police, JDWNRH and Department of National Properties for rendering the support in conducting of Parliament sessions.


In conclusion, the Speaker offered prayers for the good health and long life of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo, the Members of the Royal Family, His Holiness the Je Khenpo and for the continued peace and happiness of the people of Bhutan.


The Ceremony concluded with offering of Zhabten to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo by the Members of Parliament led by Zhung Dratshang.


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