Staff Reporter 

The Gyalyum Charitable Trust contributed Nu 7.6M to the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon on the command of the royal patron, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck.

A press release from the Trust stated, “This contribution towards the Covid-19 fund stems from our profound respect and admiration for His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo’s great concern for the safety, health and wellbeing of the Bhutanese people. It is our sincere hope that this humble contribution will help support the purchase of the much-required essential medical supplies and Covid-19 testing kits.”

The charitable organizations of Her Majesty the Gyalyum, the press release stated, would continue to do their part in fulfilling the aspirations of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo by providing services to the marginalised sections of the society.

Furthermore, Her Majesty would like to commend all the individuals who continue to work in helping those affected by providing essential services and caring for the most vulnerable.

“We remain ever grateful for His Majesty’s guidance, leadership and support during these perilous times for the country and people,” the press release from the Trust stated.

“Her Majesty the Gyalyum is optimistic that the country will overcome this challenge under the dynamic and visionary leadership of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo.”

The Gyalyum Charitable Trust is the umbrella organisation for all the charities under the royal patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck. These charitable organizations include the three chapters under the Trust; Gyalyum Scholarship Programme, Gyalyum Dharma Initiative and the Craft Gallery, RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) and The Royal Textile Academy.

Meanwhile, Khentrul Dorji Thokmeth Rinpoche of Dongang Kunzang Choeling Monastery in Gelephu donated Nu 1.3M to His Majesty’s secretariat and Nu 700,000 to the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 Respond Fund.