The Royal Bhutanese Embassy, New Delhi joined the nation in celebrating the 39th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King of Bhutan on 21 February 2019 at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy. About 300 Bhutanese including Bhutanese working in New Delhi and Bhutanese students studying in and around New Delhi participated in the celebrations. Shri Sudhakar Dalela, Joint Secretary (North) and Officials from the Northern Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India also joined the celebrations.

The celebration began at 0945 hrs with the hoisting of the national flag, singing of the national anthem and presenting of the guard of honour by the Royal Bhutan Army personnel stationed at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy.

Ambassador V. Namgyel as the Chief Guest at the celebrations addressed the gathering on the importance of the occasion. He said that this auspicious day has provided an opportunity for the Bhutanese people to pray for His Majesty The King’s long life and offer our deep and humble gratitude for the selfless and priceless leadership with which His Majesty guides the destiny of our country and ensure its continued well-being and security. He also said that it is an opportunity for all Bhutanese to pledge with our body, speech and mind to serve the Tsa-wa-sum and work with greater dedication and commitment, each in our own way, to build an ever-brighter future for our country.

The program then moved to the celebration grounds, which began with the singing of the Zhabten for His Majesty The King and cake cutting ceremony. This was followed by cultural programs by the popular Bhutanese artists from the Film Association of Bhutan and Bhutanese students in and around New Delhi. Celebrations also included other entertainment and games competition among the participants.

The celebration concluded with all those present joining in the Tashi Labey.

Royal Bhutanese Embassy, New Delhi
21 February 2019