His Majesty The King celebrated Chunyipai Losar with the people of the east in Samdrupjongkhar. His Majesty The King granted Losar tokha to the people, who had come from around the region to celebrate the day with His Majesty.

The celebrations included archery, various entertainment programmes, and traditional singing and dancing. People received soelra prizes as part of a lucky draw.

His Majesty The King visited the east, travelling from Gelephu via Kanamakra and inspecting the border regions and the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary before arriving in Nganglam, Pemagatshel on January 19. His Majesty The King visited the Borangmo resettlement village, the Dungsam Cement plant, Nganglam RBA, local poultry farms, and individual homes and shops, and met with all the people in and around Nganglam.

On January 25, His Majesty The King travelled to Chokorling, and onwards to Dewathang on foot, visiting villages along the way.

His Majesty The King visited the Yongla Gonpa and Pemagatshel Dzong construction site on January 27.

His Majesty The King was accompanied by HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.