His Majesty’s Secretariat organised a prayer and lighting a thousand butter lamps ceremony today in honour of late Dr Diana Natalicio, former President Emerita, of the University of Texas, El Paso. Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji, senior officials of the ministry as well as former Permanent Representatives of Bhutan to the UN in New York and alumni of the University attended the ceremony.

Dr Natalicio is fondly remembered for her personal contributions to deepening the special relationship between Bhutan and UTEP.  “The people of Bhutan join the UTEP community in mourning her loss and send our prayers to her family and friends,” a statement from the foreign ministry stated.