Monday, November 2, 2015

The Father and the Son of Bhutan.

Father and son relationship is more complex than that of mother and daughter. It is even more delicate because men by temperament are less flexible. A mother and daughter relationship can survive most quarrels and fights. Whilst most dads and sons cannot even hold a decent duration  conversation of small talks.

But in rare occasions of time capsule, there occurs a bond like King Jigme Singye Wangchuck the father and his son King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. A Father who declared that his son would be a better Ruler and a son who feels that there can never be a greater King than his father. 

Not every doting father can gift a Kingdom to a son and not every son can so grandly and meaningfully celebrate with the nation the 60th Birth Anniversary of his father in the presence of the same towering figure of his childhood memory. Congratulations your Majesties !

The day of 11th November, 2015 is more than historic. Its an emotional day of memories past and hopes of the coming future. Looking back at the last 60 years for Bhutan and Bhutanese , it will be filled with highs and lows of national emotions that come fleetingly past by. Not a dream but so much happened to make it appear like a dream. 

Bhutan was in the best of sovereign health when Crown Prince Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born and Bhutan was handed over to the Fifth King in the same sovereign best of health in December, 2006.

The fundamentals of a Kingdom remains the very same. And so in a way, it is like waking up from a long hectic dream in the morning to find oneself in the best of health. And likewise the morning of November 11th, 2015, all Bhutanese will wake up to this sovereign  nation in the best of heath, to celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and the eve of the 10th year of the reign of his son His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

On such an auspicious national celebration, I humbly wish the father King the best of good health and the joy of peaceful living with the graceful Queens.  And to the son His Majesty the King of the Kingdom, I humbly offer my prayers for great Kingship and a son with whom he can share such privileged father son relationship.

And to all walks of Bhutanese, I wish the privilege and honour of both self dignity and national dignity. The weakest of human being and the smallest of nations must have the right to enjoy the most precious heavenly gift of dignity. And may the Wangchuck dynasty with the Blessings of the Triple Gem,  guard and guarantee the dignity of every Bhutanese and the dignity of sovereign Bhutan, for all times to come.

Pelden Drukpa !  GyaLo !

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