86th National Assembly commences
22 December, 2006 - His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the fifth Druk Gyalpo, graced the opening ceremony of the 86th session of the National Assembly, which began this morning in Thimphu.
In keeping with tradition His Majesty was received by the members and escorted to the Assembly Hall in a chipdrel procession for the marching and zhugdrel ceremonies.
The formal inauguration was attended by members of the royal family, senior representatives of all three arms of the government, members of the international community, and the public.
The event was broadcast LIVE on TV and radio.
Members of the Assembly welcomed the fifth Druk Gyalpo and paid tribute to the fourth Druk Gyalpo His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
The Zhung Kalyon, Dasho Rinzin Gyeltshen, submitted the report on the implementation status of the resolutions of the 85th session in the morning session after the tea break. The report of the Public Accounts Committee will be presented in the afternoon.
Besides development issues the two week session which will also discuss on the Bhutan-China border talks and on the people living in the camps in Nepal.
The Judicial Service Bill of Bhutan 2007, the Immigration Bill of Bhutan 2007 and the Draft Labor and Employment Bill 2007 have been submitted for endorsement in this session. The session will end on January 8, 2007.