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His Majesty graces the NGOP’s closing ceremony

Oct 7 2013

HM-NGOP-2013His Majesty the King graced the closing ceremony of the National Graduate Orientation Programme (NGOP) at Youth Development Centre in Thimphu, today. About 2,400 graduates are attending the NGOP.

His Majesty congratulated the graduates for successfully completing their studies. His Majesty said having a strong sense of national identity is important. His Majesty stressed on the importance of maintaining peace, stability, upholding the sovereignty of the nation and handing over a better nation to the future generation.

“It does not matter what you speak and which part which are from. Where you speak Sharchop, Tshangla, what is important is a strong sense of national identity, the emergence of single national identity,” said His Majesty.

His Majesty urged the graduates to work efficiently and not shy away from challenges.

“We have to face and solve challenges…We don’t have the recourses like other neighboring countries have. Similarly we should not have a problem that they have. A small country should not come up with big problems.”

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His Majesty said It is no longer a question of whether we can do it or not. “It is whether we do it or not. We are a small nation and we can achieve much faster than others. What history has taught is what take is into the 21st century.”

His majesty also advised the graduates to take make careful choices as their lives are just starting and decisions are, therefore, crucial.

“At this point we have two options. One is work hard now and to lead a happy life in the near future with many accomplishments. The other option is you can have fun now and suffer later.”

His Majesty said he prays and urges the graduates to work hard. “It is you all who have to serve the country and look after your family. The most important this is that you have to stand on your own feet and help yourself. I will support you all with what I can.”

His Majesty the King was accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen.



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