During the closing ceremony of the Third Session of the Second Parliament, His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo announced in the house that the nation should celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The Prime Minister of Bhutan also further announced that the nation must celebrate the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, a king who has done so much for the country and the people.
His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, as a selfless King, has always placed His people and His country before everything else. It is this very virtue in His Majesty that ultimately gave birth to the unique development philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH), ushered our tiny nation into threshold of democracy, and strengthened national security. His Majesty inspired countless beings both at home and abroad throughout the 34 years of his glorious reign. World leaders and heads of state were so moved that they would change the way they think and where they stood on the issues of global consequences.
PICSA has been formed under the aegies of Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to supplement and complement the government’s initiatives for the occasion. The activities are planned to avoid coinciding with the major events of the Government for the celebration and will be held in various parts of the country. While we feel that no magnitude of gratitude and measure of tributes can match the selfless sacrifices and contributions of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo for the nation and his people. Through these humble initiatives, we hope to perpetuate memories of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s noble vision and sacrifices made for the country and the people for eternity.