PM visited Meiji Shrine
Ambassador V.P. Haran called on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay
Lyonchhen and the Health Minister with the health workers at Paro International Airport on July 11. The 12 year old boy who was hit by an arrow was airlifted to a hospital in India.
Ms. Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia paid a courtesy call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay this afternoon at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang.
Warmly welcoming Ms. Hulshof, Lyonchhen expressed that her visit spoke volumes on how UNICEF has always been caring for Bhutan and rendering constructive assistance toward facilitating it’s socio-economic development.
Ms. Hulshof thanked Lyonchhen and conveyed that it gave her great satisfaction to see Bhutan progressing well on the fronts of education, health, women empowerment and sustainable development.
They also discussed about the importance of nutritional food, sanitation, fighting poverty, equal chances and building a safe environment for women allowing them to educate themselves and pursue their lifelong dreams.
Addressing the gathering Lyonchhen said, “Scouting all over the world teaches essential life skills and essential leadership skills but in Bhutan scouting goes beyond that. It teaches us core Bhutanese values of ‘Tha Damtsi’ and ‘Ley Judrey’… this why His Majesty the King is the patron of scouting movement of Bhutan, …What we have achieved in number His Majesty now is personally improving in quality.”
“Always remember to keep within you the inspiration that His Majesty the King has provided. Always remember that you are his chosen ambassadors, you are his ‘Thuk Seys’ – his heart sons for the scouting moment
Ambassador V.P. Haran called on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay today as Mr. Haran will be shortly leaving Bhutan upon completion of his tenure as the Ambassador of India to
Bhutan by the end of this month. During the meeting Lyonchhen thanked Ambassador Haran for his contributions in further strengthening the special bonds of friendship and cooperation between Bhutan and India. Furthermore, Lyonchhen discussed issues of mutual interests and ways to further cement the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Lyonchhen also wished Ambassador Haran happiness and success in all his future endeavors.