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The 33rd Opening Session

The 33rd Opening Session

The 33rd Session began today, corresponding to the 6th day of the 5th Bhutanese month of the Wood Male Dragon year.

The session began with Zhugdrel Phuensum Tshopai Tendrel ceremony, followed by an opening address by the Hon'ble Chairperson Sangay Dorji.

In his opening remarks, he expressed his immense gratitude to His Majesty The King for gracing the opening ceremony of Parliament and for strengthening the sovereignty, peace and security of our country.

The Chairperson mentioned that Their Majesties' recent visits to  India, Kuwait ,and Bangladesh will further strengthen bilateral relations between Bhutan and these countries.

Additionally, he thanked His Majesty The King for awarding the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, Bhutan's highest civilian award, to His Excellency, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, for strengthening Bhutan-India relations. The Chairperson congratulated His Excellency the Prime Minister on the victory of the National Democratic Alliance in the 18th Lok Sabha Elections.

The Chairperson expressed his profound gratitude to His Majesty for the visionary Gelephu Mindfulness City project announced on 116th National Day. This project is expected to foster economic growth, attract investments, create jobs, and sustainably develop Bhutan's infrastructure and economy.

The Chairperson expressed his gratitude to His Royal Highness Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck for receiving the Royal Charter for the Gelephu Mindfulness City and offering the Marchang libation to seek blessings for the successful launch of His Majesty The King's vision.

He also congratulated the People’s Democratic Party on forming the Government and the Bhutan Tendrel Party on becoming the opposition party.

Furthermore, he offered prayers for the longevity of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and Members of the Royal Family.

He extended his sincere prayers and wishes to His Holiness the Je Khenpo, and the monastic body for conducting Kurims for the country's well-being and all sentient beings.

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