Thimpu, Bhutan: Delhi Study Group 5 member delegation led by President & Ex Delhi MLA Vijay Jolly received a warm welcome on arrival in Bhutan today. The other delegates are Advisor Ashok Garg, Treasurer Vijay Mehta, Academician Prof. Geeta. Singh and Film Actress turned Environmentalist Smt. Kavita Ashok from New Delhi, India.
The Indian leaders were warmly greeted by His Majesty the King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on their visit to the Royal Palace in Bhutan. They shall meet the Prime Minister tomorrow.
The Bhutan King fondly recalled that the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had visited Bhutan exactly one year ago on 16th & 17th June 2014. And now the prominent Indian NGO Delhi Study Group taking a leaf from the successful foreign policy of PM Modi, has embarked on a mission to cultivate & promote “People To People Friendship” between India & Bhutan.The Bhutan King appreciated the great efforts of DSG led by Mr. Jolly.
Mr Modi won the hearts of all Bhutanese with his ” B-B-B ” approach i.e. Bharat for Bhutan and Bhutan for Bharat revealed His Majesty the King of Bhutan to Indian leader Mr Vijay Jolly in the course of their meeting in Thimpu. His Majesty regaled the DSG delegation to “Gramophone Music” system of traditional times instead of MPS-3 music. He revealed his literary interests by advocating that younger generation should read at least 10 books a year and 5 pages every day to enhance their knowledge apart from computer gadgets in modern times.
During the course of introductory visit to foreign office, the Foreign Secretary Mr. Teshering Dorji shared his great experiences with visiting Indian leader Mr. Jolly including his college stint in Kirori Mal college, Delhi University . He also said that last year when visiting Indian PM broke protocol, alighted from his security proof cavalcade to greet young children, women and other citizens on crowded Thimpu streets, it was a great security concern for all ! But with Gods grace all went well. And the visit was grand & successful for strong Indo-Bhutan ties.
The Indian delegation visited Indian Embassy in Bhutan. They were closet with Indian Ambassador Mr Gautam Bambawale for nearly 60 minutes. They were extensively briefed on close Indian ties with Bhutan since the time of our first Indian Prime Minister Late Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru ji.
Latter on Mr. Jolly and his colleagues witnessed the World Football qualifying match between Bhutan & China along with a total sellout crowd of more than 10,000 spectators at the Royal Bhutan Stadium in Thimpu.
A special gala dinner was hosted by Bhutan Foreign Secretary in honor of the Indian visitors at Le Meridien Hotel and attended by Indian Ambassador in Bhutan, Bhutan Ambassador in India Maj. Gen. V. Namgyel, Bhutan Ambassador in Thailand Mr. Kesang Wangdi, Ambassador Sonam T.Rabgye-Incharge Policy & Planning, Bhutan MEA, Director General Department of Bilateral Affairs Mr. Kinga Singye along with Vice Chancellor Royal University of Bhutan Mr Nidup Dorji.
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