In anticipation of the three-day private visit of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his family to the state of Assam, Bhutan’s Ambassador to India, Major General Vetsop Namgyel, engaged in discussions with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Wednesday. During their meeting, CM Sarma expressed his enthusiasm, along with state officials and the public, for welcoming the Bhutanese monarch, as conveyed by the Chief Minister’s Office.
Additionally, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to announce a significant decision by the Assam Cabinet on the eve of King Wangchuck’s visit. In his tweet, he stated, “On the eve of His Majesty the King of Bhutan’s visit, Assam Cabinet Approves Reservation of Seats for Bhutanese Nationals in Medical Colleges in the State.”
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the 43-year-old monarch of the neighboring Himalayan Kingdom, will be accompanied by Queen Jetsun Pema and their two sons during their private visit to Assam. The royal itinerary includes a visit to the Kamakhya temple situated atop the Nilachal Hills, participation in a cultural program organised by the Assam government, and a dinner hosted by Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, all scheduled for Saturday.
On the following day, the royal family will explore the renowned Kaziranga National Park, celebrated for its one-horned rhinos. Chief Minister Sarma will host a dinner in their honor later that evening. The royal visit is set to conclude on November 5 when the King and his family will return to Bhutan.