|60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo logo - designed by Au Kinzang Tshering|
The above logo has been chosen for the celebration of 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo (Fourth King of Bhutan), which will happen one year later on11th November 2015. However, the celebration is started today! It was designed by Au Kinzang Tshering, a talented Bhutanese artist who also drew my photo wearing Kira (Bhutan traditional dress for woman) many months ago.
When asked about it, this humble man explained to me, "Although I presented the initial concept, the final version underwent several changes with valuable inputs from higher authorities including Lyonchen himself (Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay). Therefore, you might briefly mention somewhere that it's a modest contribution to this big event from your friend."
The logo itself contains many remarkable meanings as per follow:
"The green dragon represents the strong personality
of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, who throughout His golden rule has spearheaded environmental conservation in the Kingdom that brought him international fame and recognition, according to a cabinet press release.
The green colour represents His Majesty’s selfless service to the nation and the people as an ultimate Commander-in- chief of the armed force in ensuring peace and security in the country.
The four national flag coloured jewels clasped in the claws of dragon represents Four Pillars of Gross National Happiness that have been instrumental in guiding Bhutan’s socio-economic development under wise and farsighted leadership of the Fourth King.
This also represents His Majesty as the propounder and the custodian of the GNH.
The golden khorlo is to show that while pursuing country’s development processes, His Majesty also ensured that Buddhism as state religion was never left behind.
The Dragon and Khorlo together resembles like a figure 60 (both in Dzongkha and English) depicting His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary." - quoted from reliable source.
From there we can feel the greatness of His Majesty Druk Gyalpo, which is why every Bhutanese is very proud of their King and paying a very high respect for his unconditional love to the country and its people.
The pictures below are another proof on how much Bhutanese people love and respect their Fourth King.
|Many happy returns and long live to Fourth King of Bhutan|
It was gathered from my Bhutanese friends' profile and cover photos in Facebook. They posted it as a tribute, gesture, deep respect, gratitude, and love towards their Fourth King.
It's amazing, isn't it? Not many leaders in the world receive this kind of respect and treatment from its citizens.
On this happy and auspicious day, I'd love to wish the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Happy 59th Birthday! May you are blessed with good health, love, luck, joy and happiness always, and contribute more happiness toward your beloved citizens!
Have a wonderful day to all Bhutanese around the world! Take care and be happy always!
From Singapore with love,
Overcome Life :)