February 5, 2013
Yesterday, an eight member delegation led by Mr. Josef Winkler, Vice-President of the German Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of South Asia, called on H.E Lyonpo Namgye Penjore, Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council. The delegation is on a 5 day visit to Bhutan. During their stay they will call on the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Speaker of the National Assembly and the Secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission.
In welcoming the delegation, the Chairperson informed the group about the earlier high level visits from Germany to the National Council. He also mentioned about the formation of National Council of Bhutan and its roles and responsibilities. Read More »
December 21, 2012
Dasho (Dr.) Sonam Kinga, Deputy Chairperson and Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi, Eminent Member, National Council of Bhutan held a traditional tendrel ceremony this morning in their office at Langjophaka. Family members, friends and well wishers including the Honorable Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers came to offer felicitations and tashi khadhar to them.
His Majesty the King on 17th December 2012 awarded bura maap (red scarf) to them coinciding with the 105th National Day celebrations. His Majesty said that it was not for their years of services, but for the dedicated and fruitful services they will offer to the people and the nation in the years to come.
His Majesty the King also conferred the Institutional Award, the Honour of Druk Thuksey to the Members of the First Parliament of Bhutan in recognition of “their participation in the most historic transition to democracy and for beginning the profound long-term endeavor of laying the foundation of a strong Parliament”.
On this most happy occasion, Members and staff of the National Council would like to offer our deepest gratitude to His Majesty the King and congratulate our two members for receiving the red scarf. We wish them continued success in their services to the Tsa-Wa-Sum.