Delegation from KPI visits National Council of Bhutan
August 08, 2012
On the invitation of His Excellency Lyonpo Namgye Penjore, Chairperson of the National Council of Bhutan, a 28 member delegation from the King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI), Thailand, led by Professor (Dr) Borwornsak Uwanno, Secretary General of KPI, is in Bhutan on a five day study program. The delegation has professionals from various sectors including youth community leaders, local and national politicians, government and state enterprise officials, academic professors/lecturers and managerial-level officials from private companies.
The Dy. Chairperson of the National Council, on behalf of the National Council, extended a warm welcome to the delegation. Giving a brief history of the democratic system of Bhutan, he said that democracy was a gift from the throne to the people of Bhutan. He said that the momentum towards democracy in Bhutan was ushered by the farsighted and able leadership of our Monarchs some fifty years ago. He also shared some of the challenges and constraints faced by the National Council while discharging its mandates and parliamentary functions.
After presenting a documentary film on the roles and responsibilities of the National Council of Bhutan, the briefing ended with a lively interactive session.
The Secretary General of the KPI expressed his profound gratitude to the National Council of Bhutan for cordially welcoming his team to Bhutan. He said that the two Kingdoms shared many things in common, some of the key features being that both countries are democratic constitutional monarchy, both countries have Buddhism as the state religion and, most importantly, having benevolent kings as heads of state. He said that Bhutan and Thailand have excellent relations and proposed having further exchange programs to deepen the existing bonds of friendship between the two countries.
The delegation will be leaving for Bangkok on 9 August, 2012.Published on August 8, 2012 · Filed under: News;