Sherab Lhamo

As the nation rose up to the news of the birth of the Her Royal Highness the Gyalsem on September 9, at least 20 more mothers delivered their babies.

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital alone saw 15 deliveries; seven were male and eight were female.

Palden Choden, 29, delivered her first child, a daugther. She said she was happy when she learnt that her daughter was born on the same day as HRH the Gyalsem.

Mitse Lhamo Drukpa, 32, delivered her second child, a boy at 10am. She said her friends told her that it was a symbol of good luck and good fortune.

Three mothers in Trashigang hospital rejoiced the announcement from the palace.

Cheki Tshomo, a farmer from Durung village in Yangneer gewog, said, “We are  fortunate to be parents as our daughter was born on the same day as the Princes.”

Cheki Tshomo said, “I am speechless. The day is special and my daughter will cherish her birthday.”

Friends and relatives called to congratulate the couple for delivering a girl on the special day.

Deepa Biswa, 23, “I didn’t know my baby was born on the same day as the Princess until my husband’s relatives called us. We were overjoyed.”

She said they really appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the country and Zhung Dratshang praying for all mothers.

Choden’s labour pain began towards the evening, and she delivered her second child at around 9pm. “I gave birth to a son on an auspicious day,” said Choden, carrying son in her lap. “I didn’t expect that such a thing would ever happen to us.”