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PM Modi conferred Bhutan’s highest civilian honour


The King of Bhutan conferred the Order of the Druk Gyalpo on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who became the first foreign head of government to receive Bhutan’s highest civilian honour.


About the Award

  • The Order of the Druk Gyalpo holds immense significance within Bhutan's honour system, symbolising a lifetime of outstanding achievements and contributions to society.
  • The Order of the Druk Gyalpo takes precedence over all orders, decorations and medals.
  • Since its institution, the award has been conferred upon only four eminent personalities.
    • Queen Grandmother of Bhutan Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck in 2008
    • Je Thrizur Tenzin Dendup (68th Je Khenpo of Bhutan) in 2008
    • Je Khenpo Trulku Ngawang Jigme Choedra in 2018

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