The Officers, Staff and the Bhutanese community celebrated the 111th National Day at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy, New Delhi, on 17th December 2018. The celebration began with the hoisting of the National flag at the Embassy in the morning.

During the celebration, Ambassador Maj. General V. Namgyel awarded the civil service medals to two officers for their dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum for more than 20 years and one officer and ten local staff of the Embassy for their dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum for more than 10 years. Ambassador Namgyel also awarded the certificates and memento to the Officers and Staff of the Embassy for their hard work in coordinating many events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan.

Later In the evening the Royal Bhutanese Embassy hosted a delightful reception at the Ambassador’s residence to mark the 111th National Day. H.E. Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State in Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs of the Government of India graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The reception was attended by senior officials of the Government of India, members of the diplomatic corps in Delhi, and many Indian friends and well-wishers of Bhutan. Guests enjoyed the musical renditions performed by one of Bhutan’s popular musical bands, The Misty Terrace, along with popular Bhutanese performers Ugyen Pandey and Pinky Yangden.

Coinciding with the 111th National Day, the Royal Bhutanese Embassy also released its annual magazine ‘Window on Bhutan 2018’.