Bhutan awards its highest civilian decoration “Order of Druk Gyalpo” to Narendra Modi

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Counterpart grateful for the unconditional friendship and support of the Indian Prime Minister, Modi “deeply touched by a warm gesture”



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Posted on 12.17.21, 03:21 PM


Bhutan on Friday awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi its highest civilian decoration “Order of Druk Gyalpo” on the country’s national holiday.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said on social media that he was delighted to hear His Majesty pronounce the name of Your Excellency Modiji (Narendra Modi) for the highest civilian decoration, the Order of Druk Gyalpo.

Earlier, the Bhutanese Prime Minister tweeted that the country had bestowed its highest civilian honor Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo ‘on Prime Minister Modi.

SM underlined all the unconditional friendship and support Modiji has shown over the years and especially during the pandemic.

Well deserving! Congratulations from the people of Bhutan. In all interactions, consider Your Excellency a great spiritual human being. Looking forward to celebrating the honor in person, the office of the prime minister of Bhutan said in a statement on Facebook.

He also wished his compatriots the 114th National Day of Bhutan.

Last year, Prime Minister Modi received the Legion of Merit awarded by the United States Government by the United States Armed Forces, awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievement.

In 2019, Russia awarded him its highest civilian honor, the Order of St. Andrew award. The United Arab Emirates also awarded Modi the highest civilian honor of the Order of Zayed Award in 2019.

In response, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the King of Bhutan for awarding him the country’s highest civilian decoration, and said India will always cherish the country as one of its closest friends and neighbors and will continue to support its development journey in every way possible.

Modi also conveyed his greetings to the neighboring country on the occasion of his national day.

The Prime Minister tweeted that he admired Bhutan for its unique model of sustainable development and deeply spiritual way of life.

“The successive Druk Gyalpos – Their Majesties the Kings – have given a unique identity to the Kingdom and nurtured the special bond of friendship between neighbors that our nations share,” he said.

Responding to Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering’s tweet, Modi said: “Thank you, Lyonchhen @PMBhutan! I am deeply touched by this warm gesture and express my thanks to His Majesty the King of Bhutan.”

“I have had the privilege to receive the greatest love and affection from our Bhutanese brothers and sisters, and to take this opportunity to convey my greetings to all of them on the auspicious occasion of the National Day of Bhutan,” he said. -he adds.

Bhutan’s highest civilian honor joins a long list of awards Modi has received from foreign countries.

Last year, Prime Minister Modi received the US Armed Forces’ Legion of Merit Award from the United States Armed Forces, awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievement.

In 2019, Russia awarded him its highest civilian honor, the “Order of St. Andrew” award. The United Arab Emirates also awarded Modi its highest civilian honor, the “Order of Zayed Award”, in 2019.

He was awarded the “Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud”, Saudi Arabia’s highest honor bestowed on non-Muslim dignitaries, in 2016 and “the State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan”, the highest honor Afghan civilian in the same year.

He received the “Great Necklace of the State of Palestine Award”, Palestine’s highest honor bestowed on foreign dignitaries, in 2018 and “Order of Distinguished Ruler of Nishan Izzuddin”, the highest honor of the Maldives. for foreign dignitaries, in 2019, officials noted.

Modi was awarded the Renaissance Order of King Hamad, Bahrain’s highest honor, in 2019. He has also received numerous accolades from international organizations and foundations.

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