Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with the President of Sri Lanka
Commemorating the first Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness the GYALSEY Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the Golden Throne, a Nation Wide Cleaning Campaign will be conducted on 9th December 2016. Videoconferencing with the Dzongdags of 20 Dzongkhag from Thimphu yesterday, Lyonchhen said “the real gift to His Majesty the King would be to sustain the cleaning campaign to keep our beautiful country clean.” Lyonchhen also reminded the Dzongdags about His Majesty’s noble command, “Where we live must be clean, safe, organised, and beautiful, for national integrity, national pride, and for our bright future. This too is nation building.”
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was awarded the prestigious German Sustainability Award (GSA) for 2016 for his outstanding contributions in promoting sustainability at an event organized by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in Dusseldorf, Germany on 25th November 2016. The other honorary laureates for GSA 2016 include UN Secretary General Mr. Bank Ki Moon. Past German Sustainability Award laureates include Queen Silvia of Sweden, HRH Prince Charles of Wales, Dr. Gro Harlem Bruntdland, former Prime Minister of Norway, Dr. Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, Mr. Antonio Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN Secretary General-designate amongst others.