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PM Modi conferred Bhutan’s highest civilian honour

Published: 29th Mar, 2024

PM Modi conferred Bhutan’s highest civilian honour

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The King of Bhutan conferred the Order of the DrukGyalpo 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 DrukGyalpo holds immense significance within Bhutan's honour system, symbolising a lifetime of outstanding achievements and contributions to society.
  • The Order of the DrukGyalpo 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 AshiKesangChodenWangchuck in 2008
    • Je Thrizur Tenzin Dendup (68th Je Khenpo of Bhutan) in 2008
    • Je KhenpoTrulkuNgawang Jigme Choedra in 2018

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