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Narendra Modi received Bhutan’s highest honour

March 23, 2024 4:04 am

Narendra Modi received Bhutan's highest honour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Friday on a two-day state visit. As part of the country’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy, he went on this visit to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. And there he received Bhutan’s highest honor ‘Order of the Druk Galpo’. Hindustan Times.

Modi was scheduled to visit Bhutan on Thursday. But the tour was canceled due to bad weather in India and Bhutan. He then arrived in Bhutan on Friday morning (local time). Modi will return to his country on Saturday. During his visit, he will attend various programs aimed at enhancing India-Bhutan bilateral partnership. Modi received a red carpet welcome on his arrival at the Paro airport in Bhutan. Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobagy gave him a warm welcome. He was also formally welcomed. The entire 45 km road from Paro International Airport to Thimphu was decorated with Indian and Bhutanese flags.

Modi got respect without stepping foot in the country. After receiving the award, Modi said, “This honor is not my personal achievement. It is the honor of India and 1.4 billion Indians. I humbly accept this honor on behalf of Indians in this great land of Bhutan.’ He then thanked everyone.

During his visit, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to meet King Jigme Khesar Namgel Wangchuck of Bhutan and King Jigme Singhay Wangchuck, fourth of Bhutan. He will also meet with the Prime Minister of Bhutan. The Prime Minister is also expected to be welcomed in a grand ceremony at the traditional Buddhist monastery and seat of Bhutan’s government, Tashicho Dzong. Meanwhile, Modi inaugurated a mother and child hospital in Thimpu on Friday morning. which is one of the several healthcare facilities developed in the Himalayan Kingdom. Where India also provided financial support.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tobagh was on a five-day visit to India last week. Also on the agenda for discussions in Thimphu are India’s development assistance for various projects, including Bhutan’s 13th five-year plan and the ambitious new Gelphu Mindfulness City planned on Bhutan’s southern border with Assam. India’s development assistance will be channeled into sectors such as infrastructure development, roads, railways, aviation, digital connectivity, agriculture, healthcare, education, skills and cultural preservation, the joint statement said.

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