𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒈𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕
In the grand setting of the Lhengye Zhungtshog Hall at the Tashichhodzong, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and the Cabinet ministers came together for one last time to offer prayers that auspiciously drew curtain on the tenure of the third democratically elected government.
The ceremony, presided by Tsogyi Lopen, and held in presence of the Cabinet secretary and all the government secretaries, started with the offering of Gyalpoi Zhabten for a felicitous
Coronation of His Majesty The King.
“A Cabinet with diverse backgrounds, together under the effective leadership of the Prime Minister, has achieved many milestones and worked towards the betterment of our nation,” Cabinet secretary Kesang Deki said. “Under the guidance of His Majesty The King, the Cabinet has provided the unity to drive everyone towards our common goal.”
Over the five years since the first Cabinet on November 7, 2018, 163 meetings in person and over virtual platforms, especially during the pandemic, were held. From that emerged about 80 executive orders, and 18 policies.
Addressing the Cabinet for the final time, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering informed the gathering that despite minimum experience, the profound leadership of His Majesty, reinforcement of the deities and spiritual bodies, and the support of the well-meaning bureaucracy bolstered the Cabinet in ensuring good governance.
“Without any fear or favour, with welfare of the people and the prosperity of our nation as the firm motivation, we served for the last five years,” the prime minister said. “In all that we pursued, we were mindful that when we look back about 10 years later, we should draw immense sense of fulfillment that we contributed to nation building.”
Prime minister ended with the prayers of gratitude to everyone, and highlighted that Bhutan, in the leadership of His Majesty The King, and the deference and values in the people, have all the right ingredients to become the true gem of world.
The prime minister signed the “relinquishing order”. And in an illustrious transition, the prime minister and team then waited to usher in the members of the Interim Government.