Kings Of Bhutan. Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Ltd, 3rd Bodo Accord depicts unity, integrity for all: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP’s audio-visual vans to garner public opinion ahead of Assam polls, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hospitalized again, Assam’s rich became richer during BJP government’s tenure: Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi. The Royal photograph taken in February 2020. The programme aims to equip volunteers with the skill to provide assistance during emergencies, and has been hugely successful, with over 3000 volunteers having completed their training and volunteering for public events and emergencies. Unlike his son, who plans to have a monogamous marriage, the former King, who introduced democracy to Bhutan during his reign, has four wives, all sisters who he married on the same day. By. Twitter. The wedding was held in traditional style with the "blessings of the guardian deities". 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However for the King of Bhutan, a birthday celebration meant praying for … [14], In December 2005, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck announced his intention to abdicate in his son's favour in 2008, and that he would begin handing over responsibility to him immediately. King and Queen are the 'William and Kate of the Himalayas' King Jigme, who will turn 37 a couple of weeks after his son's first birthday, welcomed his baby boy on 5 February 2016 with his wife Jetsun. King Ugyen Wangchuck was given birth in 1862. Jenni Smith-June 2, 2020. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, and Queen Jetsun Pema announced on Instagram yesterday that they have named him Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck. The king and queen also said they “have everyone whose lives have been affected by this global pandemic in their thoughts and prayers”. The King and Queen of Bhutan have shared the name of their newborn son, four months after his birth. As Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, he commanded the armed forces and De-Suups to the site immediately, and with help from dzongkhag officials and citizens, many things were saved from the fire. 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His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk is the Fifth king of Bhutan and world’s youngest head of state ,after fourth king his majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk In December 2005, announced his intention to abdicate in his son’s favour in 2008, and that he would begin handing over responsibility to him immediately.On December 14, 2006, he announced his immediate abdication and … King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan is one of the youngest monarchs in the world and is revered by his compatriots, writes the BBC's Alastair Lawson. He traveled extensively to explain and discuss the Draft Constitution of Bhutan with the people and to encourage participation in the upcoming democratic exercises. King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan release adorable new family portrait featuring new son By Heather Cichowski November 03, 2020 'We nurture them as if we were nurturing the prince': The people of Bhutan celebrate the birth of the king and queen's first son by planting 108,000 trees across the nation Kings of Bhutan 1. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon. The Royal Pardon was granted to those who were not repeat offenders and had good prison records. King Jigme Khesar had married Jetsun Pema in October 2011 in Punakha Dzong. The King and Queen of Bhutan have announced their newborn son's name.. King Jigme, 40, and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema, 29, have called their son Jigme Ugyen Wangchuk. “While this remains a very happy occasion for the Royal family and the nation and people of Bhutan, Their Majesties wish to remind all Bhutanese to be mindful, responsible and supportive to each other in the wake of the COVID-19 virus,” said the statement. [45], One of the most important and ongoing works of the King involves Kidu, a tradition based on the rule of a Dharma King whose sacred duty is to care for his people. [56][57][58], In March 2015, the King and Queen were among the foreign dignitaries who attended the funeral of Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.[59]. [8], After completing his higher secondary studies at Yangchenphug High School, Khesar studied abroad at Phillips Academy Andover with the Class of 1998, then transferred to Cushing Academy, where he finished high school. [31] Their second son was born in Lingkana Palace in Thimphu on 19 March 2020. [52], The "People's King", like his father, enjoys exceptionally warm relations with India. [7] He has a younger sister, Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom, and brother, Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji, as well as four half-sisters and three half-brothers. As the political dynamics in the northeast is intricate and fluid, Northeast Now is always politically neutral. © 2019 - Maintained by EZEN Software & Technology Pvt. The Bhutan king and queen have announced the birth of their second son on Thursday.. A statement uploaded on the Facebook page of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck said: “We are honoured to announce the birth of the second Royal Child of Their Majesties The King and Queen, a Prince, on the 19th of March 2020, corresponding with the 25th day of the 1st month of the Male Iron … His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck explains Gross National Happiness and the current challenges of the 21st century. Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck along with his wife Jetsun Pema Wangchuck and their son arrived in Delhi for a four-day visit … [55], In November 2011, the King and Queen Jetsun Pema made a state visit to Japan; they were the first state guests to Japan since the 2011 earthquake. Facebook. [44] The Project resettled people living in less accessible areas to villages, and provided them with basic amenities and services, as well as support in agriculture. [50], The King initiated military-style training for volunteers known as the DeSuung Training Programme in 2011, on the request of the youth. 100 Years of Enlightened Monarchy in Bhutan. The King himself rushed to the scene within hours. The King signed a new treaty of friendship with India in February 2007, replacing the treaty of 1949. [48][49], In 2012, the King granted Nu.100 million from the Armed Forces to the Zhung Dratshang for the Dzong Reconstruction Fund, as on 24 June, the historic Wangduephodrang Dzong was destroyed by fire. [54], Following his 2006 visit to Thailand as Crown Prince, the King has been immensely popular in Thailand. [36] On 30 June 2020, the Royal Family announced that the second Gyalsey had been named Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck, and would be known as His Royal Highness Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The King and Queen of Bhutan have shared the name of their newborn son, four months after his birth. His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the King of Bhutan. Bhutanese people have two given names, neither of which is a surname or family name unless they are descended from royal or noble lineages. Led by a group of professionals, the digital news platform covers every inch of the eight states of northeast India and the five neighbouring countries. ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled "Bhutan awaits King's approval to alter anti-gay laws | The World" - below is their description. Although its economy is underdeveloped, […] [11], On 25 June 2002 the Crown Prince was awarded the Red Scarf by his father. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reshuffles Cabinet on court's directive He has a younger sister, Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom, and brother, Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji, as well as four half-sisters and three half-brothers. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan,[6] Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema are quite a couple—and their son Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is … [15] On 9 December 2006, the former King issued a Royal Edict announcing his abdication, and transferred the throne to Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck,[16] who was officially crowned on 6 November 2008,[17][18] in Punakha. He succeeded his father (Jigme Namgyel) as the Penlop of Trongsa. WhatsApp. Former Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay while sharing the Facebook post tweeted: “Pelden Drukpa Gyelo!!! Jigme Singye Wangchuck, འཇིགས་མེད་སེང་གེ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, (born 11 November 1955) is the former king of Bhutan (Druk Gyalpo) from 1972 until his abdication in favor of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in 2006. In 2014 he pardoned 45 prisoners who had been imprisoned for possessing an excessive amount of tobacco, following an amendment of the Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010 by the Parliament of Bhutan, since the amended law could not be enforced retroactively, and previous offenders who would not be liable now would still be tried under previous laws. The King and Queen of Bhutan have revealed the name of their second son. Her father is Dhondup Gyaltshen from Trashigang, Eastern Bhutan, and to mother, Sonam The institution of the Trongsa Penlop, started by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647, signifies the true heritage to the Bhutanese Throne and the investiture ceremony of the Trongsa Penlop is the formal declaration of this status of the Crown Prince. He attended Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th Anniversary Celebrations on 12–13 June 2006 in Bangkok along with royals from 25 countries. His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan welcomed their second child, a son, on March 19, this year. To give the people the opportunity for direct appeal, the King on his numerous road trips across the country stops for every potential appellant along the road. pic.twitter.com/8qI2mORrN8, — Tshering Tobgay (@tsheringtobgay) March 19, 2020. [24][25][26], On 11 November 2015, it was announced that the King and Queen of Bhutan were expecting their first child, a son, early in 2016. [51], The Constitution of Bhutan empowers the King to grant amnesty to prisoners. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, and Queen Jetsun Pema … He established his power base in Central Bhutan and by subjugating political enemies during a period of civil wars and 1880’s rebellion, he unified Bhutan. He then attended Wheaton College before graduating from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he completed the Foreign Service Programme and International Relations. [27][28] They announced the arrival of their son[29] Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, who was born in Lingkana Palace in Thimphu, on 5 February 2016. The King's first landmark project after his formal coronation was launching the National Cadastral Resurvey in March 2009, aimed at resolving long-standing issues of excess land that affect every Bhutanese household. During the ceremony the King also received the Phoenix Crown of the Druk Gyaltsuen (Dragon Queen) from the most sacred Machhen temple of the Dzong and bestowed it on Jetsun Pema, formally proclaiming her Queen of the Kingdom of Bhutan. [citation needed] A variation of land reform focuses on improving the lives of people living in remote and difficult areas, with the Rehabilitation Project. This June 4, the queen to serve 30 years and with that reason have published the images in … The Bhutan king and queen have announced the birth of their second son on Thursday. 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