His Majesty The King offered prayers at the Samtse Shivalaya Mandir yesterday morning. A prayer ceremony was held at the Mandir leading up to the National Day Celebrations, for the successful conclusion of events, and the well-being of the country and people.

His Majesty was accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. On December 19, His Majesty granted tokha to the organisers, participants and volunteers involved with the National Day celebrations, and thanked them for their contributions in making the day a success.