His Majesty The King granted Citizenship Kidu to 137 individuals last Thursday. The recipients took an Oath of Allegiance to the Tsa-Wa-Sum, at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong.
Recipients of the Kidu, who live across the country, and are from all walks of life, made their appeals through the various channels available to them, including direct appeals to His Majesty, and through the Kidu Support Services of the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon.
As with all previous recipients, His Majesty personally met the beneficiaries. His Majesty reminded the recipients of their overarching duties to the nation as Bhutanese citizens.
In this ongoing process of granting Kidu, His Majesty The King has granted citizenship to over nine thousand individuals till date.
The ceremony to confer citizenship to the individuals, was attended by the Prime Minister and Home Minister, as well as officials from the Judiciary and the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.
His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the participants of the inaugural Foundational Leadership Programme, at the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies, and visited several other places during a Royal Visit to Phuentsholing last Wednesday.
FLP is RIGSS’s new programme, intended for entry-level professionals. The main objective of the programme is to provide professional orientation and grooming, skills development and attitudinal transformation for the very young professionals towards becoming great future leaders.
During the four-week course, the participants spent three weeks at the institute on modules designed to promote a better understanding and appreciation of issues related to our country, and learnt foundational leadership skills and related tools for public service.
A weeklong Immersion Program, where participants spent a week in a village in Chukha, was also part of the programme.
His Majesty also visited the site for the mini dry port, the second entry gate to Phuentsholing from Jaigoan, and the National Housing Development Colony, while in Phuentsholing.