The State Funeral for Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji, the Chairperson of the Privy Council, was held at Hejo on October 28. Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji passed away on October 9, 2023.

A guard of honour was presented by the Royal Bhutan Army as the funerary pyre was lit. The funerary prayers were presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo.

 His Majesty The King attended the funeral, a gesture of honour and recognition of Lyonpo Chenkyab’s lifetime of service to the nation. The funeral was also attended by the Prime Minister, heads of government agencies, constitutional bodies and armed forces, and many others who came to pay their respects.

 Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji joined the Civil Service in October 1961, and served in various capacities during his long and illustrious career. He was conferred the Red Scarf in 1975, the Orange Scarf in 1991 and the Druk Thuksey on 17 December 2017. He was appointed the Chairperson of the Privy Council in 2008, where he served until his passing.