Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Doctrine of the King

On 21st February, 2013, Bhutan celebrates two epic historical Events : the 33rd Birth Anniversary of the 5th Wangchuck Dynastic King and finale of the 100 years of Education (Sherig Century) nourished by Five Wangchuck Reigns. The final national tribute to the Sherig Century is held at the Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Higher Secondary School in Haa where it all began 100 years ago under the 1st Monarch, His Majesty Ugyen Wangchuck. And in all the 20 Dzongkhags, the people of Bhutan will congregate to celebrate the 33rd Birth Anniversary of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Sherig Century, the most precious gift of the Wangchuck Dynasty.

Since 1907, the Kings of Wangchuck Dynasty have guided the people of Bhutan through many phases of developments and changes. Each King had his goals to achieve and ways to inspire the nation and through their collective wisdom and leadership, Bhutan has come thus far – sovereign and beautiful.

In January this year, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck the 5th King of Bhutan outlined his goal, vision and aspiration for the nation in a televised address during the convocation held at Paro for the Teachers who had graduated from Paro and Samtse Colleges of Education.

I felt that the declaration of the 5 goal Doctrine at the convocation of the graduate Teachers in the year of Sherig Century was beautifully timed and a moving inspiration to all of us who have and who will benefit from the most precious gift “Education”.
  1.    Ensuring continuous Sovereignty and Security of Bhutan
  2.   Fostering national Peace and Unity
  3.  Promoting good Management and Administration
  4.   Preserving Culture and Tradition
  5.   Achieving people’s aspiration and national progress through democratic process

On the occasion of the 33rd Birthday of His Majesty the King and as a tribute to the Sherig Century, may all of us the people of Bhutan join hearts and effort to fulfill hereafter the visions and aspirations set by our 5th King for the goodness of this Kingdom.

May His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck reign long and true and May the future generations of Bhutanese usher in the 2nd Sherig Century in similar national environ of peace and unity under the reign of the Sixth King of Wangchuck Dynasty. 

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