King Jigme not to get Indian award (Nation)

Published on Dec 01 2008 // Main News

Phuentsholing, December 01: The Visva Bharati University in West Bengal state of India has dropped the name of Bhutan’s fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuk from the list of recipients of the Desikottoma award.

In a ‘meet the press’ program of the university on Sunday, the vice chancellor Rajat Kanti told journalists that the name was proposed but not considered to be recipient.

Earlier, the university had floated the name of Wangchuk among few experts for the award. The reason to drop the decision has been made clear. Kanti only said the name was not formally announced. Bhutan News Service