As Drukyul celebrates the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, today, all Bhutanese will pray for the good health and long life of His Majesty.

Our Monarchs are the sokshings of Drukyul. It’s only through the wisdom, divinity and selfless service of our Kings that the country continues to enjoy peace, prosperity, and sovereignty.

Many elders today can attest to the momentous changes the country has experienced under the selfless service of our Kings.

The unprecedented peace, harmony and progress achieved in the last decade can be attributed to His Majesty’s unwavering resolution to serve His people.

As the People’s King, His Majesty introduced democracy in 2008 and empowered the people. Since then, a tremendous transition has taken place. Many narrate stories of a time when even government office clerks were feared and difficult to approach. Today, even ministers are not spared from being questioned and are held accountable by the people.

Democracy is taking firm root in the country under the guidance of His Majesty. We have witnessed two rounds of successful elections for both the central and local governments.

Drukyul today is passing through the best of times with His Majesty The King on the Golden Throne committed to the wellbeing of every Bhutanese and the country, with His Majesty The Great Fourth Druk Gyalpo always there to guide and inspire, and with the future assured in HRH The Gyalsey, along with capable elected officials running the government.

Drukyul is living the prophecy made by His Majesty The Great Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 2006: “I am confident that a very bright and great future lies ahead for Bhutan with the leadership of a new King and a democratic system of government that is best suited for our country, as enshrined under the Constitution. I have every confidence that there will be unprecedented progress and prosperity for the nation in the reign of our Fifth King.”

We pray for our Beloved Druk Gyalpo’s long reign and good health for all times to come.