His Majesty the King graced the launch of the ‘National Clean and Sober Day’ by the Chithuen Phendhey Association. The National Clean and Sober Day, dedicated to His Majesty The King, will be observed annually on November 22 to give recovering individuals an opportunity to show that recovery is real. The launch was attended by [...]

His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred Toedtse Jim to a Japanese monk for completing 10 years of study and practice of Buddhism in Bhutan. Hiromitsu Kiyokawa was one of the two monks who were given permission to study and practice Buddhism in Bhutan by His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Her Majesty the Queen [...]

Castle in the air: A rare photo of Drugyal dzong taken by John Claude White in 1905 (Courtesy: The National Geographic Magazine, April 1914 issue) 100 years after its first article on Bhutan, an NGS team has chosen to hold its annual research meeting here UWIC: The National Geographic magazine, together with the Ugyen Wangchuck [...]

Heritage Sites Journal on Archeology in Bhutan is expected to strengthen archeological works and help preserve cultural heritage sites in the country. The Prime Minster, Tshering Togbay and Secretary General of SLSA in Switzerland, Dr. Eberhard Fischer jointly launched the journal, yesterday. Apart from the publication of journal the Department of Culture, in collaboration with [...]

His Royal Highness Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck graced the textile exhibition in Lhuentse, today. The exhibition is among the first activities under ‘Peoples’ initiatives in Celebrating 60th Birth Anniversary (PISCA)’, of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. After formally inaugurating the exhibition, His Royal Highness interacted with the people and visited stalls showcasing hand-woven textiles from [...]

12th Nov, 2014

2015 Visit Bhutan Year

Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay launches the website and the calender of events at TCB yesterday The year is also targeted at facilitating and promoting in-country travel as it were Tourism: The Visit Bhutan year, 2015, which highlights a series of tourism events across the country to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth [...]

The nation observed the 59th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, today. In the Capital, the Celebration was held at the Changlingmithang ground. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was born on November 11, 1955 at the Dechencholing Palace in Thimphu. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, said [...]

His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, along with Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, their Majesties the Queen Mothers, and members of the Royal Family joined the Zhung Dratshang to offer Tenzhug to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo in commemoration of His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary according to lunar calendar. The Tenzhug was [...]

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the country this morning. The President is on a two-day state visit to Bhutan at the invitation of His Majesty the King. This is his first visit to Bhutan as the President of India. The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Cabinet Ministers and other senior government officials were [...]

Anniversary: His Majesty the King graced the Chhukha tshechu on the Coronation anniversary on November 1. The Prime Minister, Speaker, National Council Chairperson, Opposition Leader, senior government officials, and members of parliament also offered their wishes to His Majesty. Source: BBS