In brief

In 1972, taking the reins from his father, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck became the youngest monarch in the world & continued the process of modernisation preserving the culture & traditions.

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His Majesty the King’s 2005 National Day Address

His Majesty the King’s National Day address on December 17, 2005, in the eastern district of Trashiyangtse, where he announced to a stunned nation, his plans for the future of Bhutan.

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The Chhoetse Penlop

As the sun rose, its brilliant rays lighting every nook & corner of the kingdom, thous&s of people gathered on October 31, the 18th day of the ninth month of the Bhutanese calendar, near Trongsa Dzong to celebrate the investiture ceremony of His Royal Highness Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Bhutan’s 16th Chhoetse Penlop.

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