Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Long live Fourth King of Bhutan!!!

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!

Warm wishes 


From Singapore with love, 
Overcome Life :)

21 comments:

Ugyen Tenzin said...

So sweet of you la ma'am Rima, thank you so much for your love and wishes on His Majesty's Birth Anniversary, it means a lot to all the Bhutanese. Besides, your logo suits the personality of His Majesty. Once again on behalf of Bhutanese Citizen, we pay our heartfelt words of thankfulness la. Yeah, we wish your Majesty, Happy Birthday, may god bless you for eternity. Hope all is well with sound in health ma'am. God bless you. Take care. :)

Tshering Chekii said...

Indeed we are very fortunate to have a legendary king who not only ruled the nation but also heart of the people. Long live K4 :D

Jigme Zangpo said...

I join madam for wishing His Majesty Fourth Druk Gyalpo a happy Birth Anniversary.
I would like to thank madam for this post on behalf of Bhutanese. I sometime misunderstand, if you are Bhutanese because of the similarity of facial appearance and you know more about Bhutan than us. Thank you once again for wishing fourth Druk Gyalpo.

Tenzin Chophel said...

Thank you for joining Bhutanese people in wishing our Majesty, the fourth King of Bhutan for his long life. We love Him as He is like a father to all the people of Bhutan. Also thank you for explaining on logo here. The effort you have put in writing this, means a lot to the people of Bhutan.

Sonam Tenzin said...

I also Thank you, Rima dear, for joining us in celebrating our Fourth King's Birthday.

Buddha bless you for that. :-)

Kipchu Namgyel said...

Alamak! That was unbelievable.It clearly shows your connection from the top to the grassroot level in Bhutan la.'La' here is especially in respect to you for what you idea about bhutan and for celebrating this auspicious day.
We have celebration at Bhutanese embassy in new delhi.Pretty much excited and had been preparing since long time back.Long live our king.We love you.Thanks for joining us la.Have a great day.

Flora said...

Thank you so much, its really a kind thoughtful of you on this special day. Long live your majesty druk Gyelpo!

jambay lhamo said...

Beautiful one ma'am !! I would like to thank you on behalf of my fellow friends for being part of this joyous occasion...Happiest Birthday your Majesty !!!!.......Good Day :)

Sherab Tenzin Dorji said...

Beautiful madam Rima. You have shown so much Bhutanese in you. You actually knows more than many of us - real Bhutanese. BTW his 60th birthday will be only on 11.11.15 i.e next year. This year it's just his 59th birth anniversary. That is why our govt is planning for grand birthday celebration only next year

Rima Reyka said...

Kadinche-la all my Bhutanese brothers and sisters from all over the world for reading this post and leaving your warmhearted messages here :)

Thank you Sherab for your correction. I've attained the clarification from Au Kinzang that it's going to be grand celebration next year but today is just a starting day, so it's gonna be all year long celebration ;)

Wish all of you have a wonderful celebration on this special day (especially Kipchu who has prepared a Bhutanese dance on this occasion - oh.. I wish I could see you perform! ;D).

For those staying overseas, cheer up as your wishes and prayers for your dear King will always be heard. And soon, year or years later, you too can join in the celebration as your King will live long in a good health and life full of happiness.

So have fun all and take care! :)

Sangay Cholden said...

It is beautiful that you joined Bhutanese to wish His Majesty happy Birthday~ Thank you and hope peace prevail in the world~

Lingi Jamtsho said...

Thank you Rima for your best wishes. I was humbled to go through your blog, the reason being that I did not know the significance of the logo. Thank you once again for enlightening the likes of me, I am sure there are many out there.

sancha rai said...

Great post...

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you Sangay, Au Lingi, and Sancha! Hope all of you have a wonderful day! :)

Lekey Choden Dorji said...


You know about Bhutan as good as the native people here, dear mam. May be you were one in the past life or you would be in the lives to come :) Thank you for being a part of "us" in wishing the living legend. Thank you for presenting about the logo. Hope you have been doing well. Have great day ahead. Take Care!

Rick Watson said...

I love the graphic. And happy birthday to the Fourth King.

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you Lekey and Rick for leaving your comments here :) Wish you both have a wonderful autumn there! :)

Rupa KK Gurung said...

M glad that m part of your post maam,
U R really an amazing Aum. I have been sharing with many of my friends about you la,not only yuh psychical facet embody u as Bhutanses but yuh really interested in Bhutanese culture. I have read many articles u had posted during the auspicious Bhutanese day. Thank you always maam for Being part of us and celebrating our day together. CHEERS!!!
Keep writing and keep sharing your wonderful thoughts  <3

Rima Reyka said...

You have created a beautiful compilation of Forth King photos Rupa and it's worth to share it with others :)

Thank you for your beautiful comment la, and for sharing it with your friends about me! :)

You too, keep writing your endless activities with us and inspire others as always! Take care and enjoy your weekend!

P.S. Next time let's picnic together! ^^

Tshering C Dorji said...

My dear granny, Congratulations on Aluminum Jubilee Celebration (10 Years) of your blog hahahahahahaha. Hope you will continue to write and impress the world with your weird thoughts.

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you my dear Acho for your kind and truthful wishes! Hehehe... :D Although you were commenting at the wrong post, I still love it :) Keep writing your articles and books Acho! So that you can see the world over and over again. Next time, ask them to bring me along hahaha... Take care and have enough sleep and rest la! :)

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