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Celebrations for the 43rd anniversary of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

Peljorling Higher Secondary School celebrates the birthday anniversary of his Majesty on its campus grounds. 21-02-2023

It was a beautiful morning in Samtse, Bhutan as the students and teachers of Peljorling higher secondary school gathered at 8:30 to celebrate the 43rd birth anniversary of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The excitement and anticipation in the air were palpable, as everyone was looking forward to the day's events.

At 9:00, the chief guest arrived, and everyone welcomed him with warm smiles and kind greetings. The atmosphere was joyful and festive as the chief guest, principal, and teachers offered butter lamps to commemorate the occasion.

Then, the national flag was hoisted, and the national anthem was sung with great pride and enthusiasm. The zhapten of the fifth king was also recited, and everyone felt a sense of patriotism and love for our country.

After the opening ceremonies, the principal gave a warm welcome speech, expressing his gratitude and appreciation for the presence of everyone in the event. The chief guest also gave a heartfelt speech, encouraging everyone to keep striving for excellence and to contribute to the betterment of society.

Following the speeches, a colorful marching band procession was held, and the students and teachers marched with great enthusiasm and passion. It was an incredible sight to behold, as the whole school was alive with the sound of drums and trumpets.

After the marching, it was time for the dance and games program. The students had prepared thoroughly for this, and everyone was eager to showcase their talents. The performances were stunning, and the audience was enthralled as they watched the dancers move with grace and elegance.

The games were just as exciting, and everyone was having a great time playing them. The laughter and cheers echoed across the school grounds, and it was a joyous occasion for all. The day had been a fantastic celebration, and everyone had a wonderful time.

As the celebrations drew to a close, the students and teachers felt a sense of pride and honor in being a part of this event. It was a day that they would never forget, filled with adventure, excitement, and joy. The memories they made that day would stay with them for a lifetime, and they would always cherish the experience of celebrating the birth anniversary of our beloved king.

Photographs by Guru Wangchuk.

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