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WORLD NEWS | Bhutan to celebrate King Jigme Wangchuck’s 43rd birthday on Wednesday

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan (Source: Reuters Photo)

thimpu [Bhutan]February 21 (ANI): Bhutan will celebrate the 43rd birthday of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on Wednesday, Bhutan Live reported.

The day will be celebrated in full force after three years of COVID restrictions. All 20 Dzongkhags in the main administrative regions of Bhutan will begin the day with prayers and offerings of butter lamps for the King’s longevity.

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In the capital, Thimphu, the celebrations will be held at the Changlimithang venue, with the prime minister of Bhutan as the main guest, according to news reports.

Zhung Dratchang members, cabinet ministers, MPs, civil servants, school children and the public will also attend the ceremony.

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His Majesty’s birthday will be held at the main centers of all 20 Dzongkhags. The traditional ceremony themed “Kadrinche Mewang Chhog” will begin with prayers by Dratshang, civil servants, school students, private/public institutions and the public, The Bhutan Live reported.

Schoolchildren will perform parades and cultural shows.

During his visit to Bhutan last year, Indian Army Chief General Pandey visited the King of Bhutan and discussed various aspects of strengthening the long-lasting bilateral relationship between the two countries.

The army chief also received a guard of honor in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. (Arnie)

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