Thanking the King most noble

Our nation and our people have a special reason to celebrate the moment this day. Our roads and our gullies are clean. Our traffic system is most efficient. Our schools and institutes have never looked so beautiful. Year 2015 is special for the Bhutanese. All is as it should be.

It is a special year for us all because we are celebrating the life of a King that shaped the face of the nation and gave pulse to its feeble heart. His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck had a dream, a dream most selfless and grand. The country needed a leader eminently capable of giving it a direction. It needed a leader who could bolster the security and sovereignty of Drukyul, god’s chosen land, our home. His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck gave us all.

Young as He was when He took over the reins of the country that had just opened up to the world beyond, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck exhibited extraordinary wisdom and maturity in guiding the nation’s march to progress. Challenges there were many. He confronted boldly and most successfully. In His reign that spanned more than three decades, Bhutan achieved phenomenal development in health and education, foreign relations and economy, and more.  Bhutan is what it is today, thanks singularly to the monarch most noble its people had.

That’s why we celebrate this day. That’s why November 11 has a special significance in the lives of the Bhutanese people.

November 11 is a day most significant for the Bhutanese people also because it is a day when His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck gave His people the supreme law to govern themselves. Power flowed from the throne and Bhutan become a democratic nation.  Change most momentous came. We showed the world that change in the system of governance doesn’t have to be destructive and painful. We showed the world that true leader gives to his people and do not take the right that is theirs.

Bhutan today is a nation that the world increasingly looks up to. Small as it is, Drukyul managed to build a face and heart that is the source of inspiration to neighbours near and far, nations big and small. Bhutan is a country that gave the world a development paradigm that does not ignore the happiness or unhappiness of a single citizen.

This day, the nation comes together to pay special tribute to a King who worked selflessly for the benefit of the country and its people. This day is a special day for Drukyul.

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  1. MIGNIEN
    MIGNIEN says:

    As a french Citizen who love Bhutan , i was shocked that our French President ( except if i am wrong ) has not yet send congratulations to Her Majesty the King and send best wishes to Her Majesty’s leadership of the kingdom for the wellbeing of all butaneses and the well development of the country .
    I myself send a mail to the french foreign ministry authorities to remind them it is a a moral duty to send wishies to Her Majesty the King , even if France have not direct relations with Bhutan . I am waiting the ministry answer as they say to me that they will answser .
    As soon I will have the answer , i send to kuensel comment hereby the answer of the ministry team .

    I read with a real emotion all the testimonies that many groups , associations or buthaneses send to the King . I am translating those texts in french for the french speaking TCB buthaneses guides ; so they can explain to the tourists in high french language the very love the buthaneses support for their King ( a huge work but it is my little contribution to wish the King anniversary i can offer to Him ) . I am preparing a text to wish Him to go on to animate a good governance under His wisdom . And i assure to the people of the country all my love for them and that they must follow the goals of The king so devoted for His country with His clearsightedness for Bhutann’s future development .
    Hello Buthaneses , hello guys , let you go !! ; let you go on the paths that show you your Beloved King . Even if happen difficult moments , let you confidence to your King ; do not be discouraged by any setback !!!) ; the future will be good for all ( last surveys said about GNH that you are pleased over 90% among you ) .
    I am happy for Her Majesty to know the future birth of a new Prince . I bow Her Majesty future Mother !!

    I think i am the seldom french , except all the memberships of “les amis du Bhoutan ” ( Buthan’s Friend association) to present my whises to King Family and all Bhutaneses even if they who do not know me .
    Peace and joy for all !!!

    jcmignien@orange.fr

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