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25th Session of the National Council begins

Posted on :09 June 2020

The 25th Session of the National Council commences as commanded by the Royal Kasho (Royal Decree) for the endorsement of the National Budget for the FY 2020-2021 and discussion on other subjects. The Opening Ceremony of the Session began with the offering of Marchang.

The Hon’ble Chairperson stated that the Session will be conducted from 9th to 16th of June with the closing of the Parliament scheduled on 17th June.  He informed that the House will largely deliberate on and endorse the Budget Appropriation Bill for the FY 2020-21 and the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill for the FY 2019-20.

The Hon’ble Chairperson, on behalf of the all the Bhutanese and in particular the Hon’ble Members, expressed gratitude to His Majesty The King for His noble leadership and unwavering support and guidance for the country and the people amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. He also thanked His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Zhung Dratshang and other religious bodies for their continuous prayers and various religious conducts for the control of the pandemic. He also acknowledged the Prime Minister, Health Minister, health officials and those guarding the borders for their tireless efforts towards controlling COVID-19. 

The ceremony concluded with prayers for the successful conduct and completion of the Session.

The House will resume tomorrow with the introduction of the Budget Appropriation Bills by the Finance Minister. 

 

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