His Majesty confers Druk Thuksey medals to institutions and Bura Marp to individuals
December 18th, 2020
His Majesty The King conferred the Lungmar scarf to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering. Even before becoming the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen was well-known and appreciated as a capable doctor. As Prime Minister, he has worked tirelessly and with the greatest concern for the country during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Lungmar scarf was awarded to him in appreciation of his dedication and with the expectation that he will serve henceforth with greater devotion as Bhutan pursues tasks of national importance.
The Druk Thuksey Medal recognising an institution has been awarded to DeSuung in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Innumerable DeSuups have placed themselves as frontliners, and supported the armed forces and other agencies working to secure the borders and serve the people during the pandemic.
The Druk Thuksey medal recognising an institution has been awarded to the Ministry of Health in recognition of its extraordinary services to the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. With its dedicated efforts, the ministry has successfully carried out its duties to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Bhutan.
His Majesty The King conferred the Red Scarf to Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo, the Minister of Health. The Red Scarf was conferred to the Health Minister in appreciation of the capable manner in which she performed her duties to safeguard the nation against Covid-19.
From Left: His Majesty The King conferred the Red Scarf to Sonam Topgay, the Chief Election Commissioner, and Chairperson of the Southern Covid-19 Task Force. His Majesty The King conferred the Red Scarf to Pem Chewang, the Secretary of the National Land Commission, and Chairperson of the Eastern Covid-19 Task Force. The two recipients have been serving since the Reign of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and have continued to serve with diligence throughout the 15 years of His Majesty’s Reign. The Bura Marp was conferred to them with the expectation that they would continue to serve henceforth with the greatest loyalty and dedication.