Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has conferred the country’s highest civilian award, the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Bhutan’s National Day.
Modi has expressed his gratitude to the King of Bhutan for this warm gesture.
In reply to a tweet by the Bhutan Prime Minister, the Prime Minister in a series of tweets said: “Thank you, Lyonchhen @PMBhutan! I am deeply touched by this warm gesture, and express my grateful thanks to His Majesty the King of Bhutan.”
“I have been privileged to receive the utmost love and affection from our Bhutanese brother and sisters, and take this occasion to convey my greetings to all of them on the auspicious occasion of the National Day of Bhutan.”
“I admire Bhutan for its unique model of sustainable development and the deeply spiritual way of life. Successive Druk Gyalpos – Their Majesties the Kings – have given a unique identity to the Kingdom, and nurtured the special bond of neigbhourly friendship that our nations share.”
“India will always cherish Bhutan as one of its closest friends and neighbours, and we will continue to support Bhutan’s development journey in every possible way,” PM Modi tweeted.
Sharing the news, the office of the Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering in a Facebook post wrote: “Overjoyed to hear His Majesty pronounce Your Excellency Modiji’s Narendra Modi name for the highest civilian decoration, Order of the Druk Gyalpo.”