His Majesty the King was in Gelephu to review the security situation along the southern borders. His Majesty arrived in Gelephu on the July 14 . On July 15, His Majesty made detailed tours of all areas important to the security of the people. His Majesty visited army camps and the headquarters of Wing IX besides security installations and observation posts in Jigmeling, Bhur, Dekiling and Gawathang areas.
Royal commands were issued on ways to strengthen security and protect the civilians and soldiers on patrol.
His Majesty returned in the late afternoon to Gelephu and granted audience to the Dzongkhag administration staff and the local government officials.
On July 16, His Majesty visited Gelephu Hospital and interacted with medical staff and patients.His Majesty also visited Gelephu town and walked into every shop and commercial outlets. His Majesty interacted with shopkeepers and public.
On July 17, His Majesty granted audience to the troops and officers, visited the family line and met with the spouses separately. On July 18, His Majesty visited Gelephu Higher Secondary School while Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen visited a private day care centre.
His Majesty then traveled to Tsirang and granted audience to dzongkhag administration and gewog officials. His Majesty and the Gyaltsuen also made a walking tour of Damphu town.
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In both the dzongkhags census kidu was granted to over 150 families. This has been a regular focus of His Majesty’s Kidu since 2006. In the last five years over 900 census kidus have been granted.
His Majesty the King returned to Thimphu on July 19 after reviewing the progress of retrieval of artifacts in Wangduephogdrang Dzong.