Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured with Bhutan’s highest civilian award
Order of the Druk Gyalpo: I am deeply touched by this warm gesture and express my grateful thanks to His Majesty the King of Bhutan, says PM Modi
Updated on 19 Dec 2021, 6:30 am
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck conferred its highest civilian award, the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the country’s National Day.
Modi expressed his gratitude to the King of Bhutan for the warm gesture in a series of tweets on Friday.
"Thank you, Lyonchhen @PMBhutan! I am deeply touched by this warm gesture, and express my grateful thanks to His Majesty the King of Bhutan," Modi said in a Twitter post.
In more tweets that followed: Modi wrote:
"I have been privileged to receive the utmost love and affection from our Bhutanese brother and sisters, and take this occasion to convey my greetings to all of them on the auspicious occasion of the National Day of Bhutan.
"I admire Bhutan for its unique model of sustainable development and the deeply spiritual way of life. Successive Druk Gyalpos - Their Majesties the Kings - have given a unique identity to the Kingdom, and nurtured the special bond of neigbhourly friendship that our nations share.
"India will always cherish Bhutan as one of its closest friends and neighbours, and we will continue to support Bhutan's development journey in every possible way."
The Bhutanese prime minister had tweeted earlier on Friday:
"Overjoyed to hear His Majesty pronounce Your Excellency Modiji’s@narendramodi name for the highest civilian decoration, Order of the Druk Gyalpo".