King visits Lhuentse, Mongar
Thimphu, March 21, 2009: King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, who is currently in visit to Lhuentse and Mongar districts, met and interacted with local people and students on several problems they face.
On Wednesday and Thursday, he visited some of the remotest villages like Serphu, Gangla, Kheauma and Pangkhar, located at two-day walking distance from district headquarters, of Khoma Geog in Lhuentse. The villages are not linked to any electricity and communication facilities.
King reached homes to talk to people besides interacting with those lined up to welcome him.
King visited Gangla and Pangkhar Communtity Primary Schools of the geog where he advised students to study hard to support their family and serve the country and praised teachers for their work to educate the students.
He met 69 needy students and 19 class toppers from various schools in the district on Friday and granted education allowance to them. During his meeting with 37 poor and old people of the district, King assured to grant a monthly stipend.
In Phaling and Gorgan, he granted land and timber kidu to three dozen shopkeepers.
The king has been traveling to the district to keep up his words to provide kidu to those landless as promised in National Assembly.
The National Land Commission has begun resurvey in the country to find out the landless people. Begun in June 2008, the commission has now completed survey in Lhuentse and parts of Mongar.