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Bhutan Bhutan is a small Himalayan kingdom located between China and India. Ancient stone implements and other archaeological findings indicate that there were settlements in the country dating back to 2000 B.C. The recorded history of the kingdom, however, begins with the advent of Buddhism in the 8th Century. The country faced feudal disintegration in the 19th Century but peace and stability was restored with the enthronement of His Majesty King UgyenWangchuck who was unanimously elected as the first hereditary monarch of the kingdom in 1907. The establishment of the monarchy ushered in a new era of peace and stability and most significantly unified the country under a central authority. It also set in motion a steady process of engagement with the outside world and laid the foundations for the country as a modern nation state. Since then, successive Kings of Bhutan have brought unprecedented peace and stability to the country. They have brought rapid socio-economic progress while promoting Bhutan’s rich culture and tradition and established the important institutions of governance and prepared for far reaching political changes. In 2008, exactly after the 100 Years of Monarchy, the first parliamentary elections were conducted and Bhutan had its first democratically elected government. The second and third parliamentary election were successfully held in 2013 and 2018 further consolidating the new democratic system. The formal Coronation of His Majesty The King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Fifth King of Bhutan, was held in 2008 and is well regarded. [Source Bhutan Embassy in New Delhi Website]
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9 articles in this category
Written by S R Monitor, MEA Press Release, Pema Tshewang and 1 other
King Of Bhutan Outlines Corona Challenge – Addresses the Nation
S R Monitor
May 08, 2020
8 min read
How is Bhutan Tackling COVID 19? Quarantine and Containment
S R Monitor
Apr 03, 2020
4 min read
Meeting of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal on the Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN MVA)
MEA Press Release
Feb 28, 2020
2 min read
External Affairs Minister Sticks to Tradition First Visit to Bhutan
S R Monitor
Jun 07, 2019
less than 1 min read
Development partners assure support to Bhutan beyond 2023
Pema Tshewang
Mar 17, 2019
2 min read
Bhutan has to be strategic in the last mile ride says Prime Minister
Pema Tshewang
Mar 17, 2019
less than 1 min read
Bhutan National Assembly adopts amendments to Montreal Protocol
S R Monitor
Jan 18, 2019
less than 1 min read
Bhutan’s population to remain below 1M mark even by 2047: NSB report
S R Monitor
Jan 14, 2019
2 min read
India Border Controls for Prevention of Infiltration
PIB Press Release
Jan 09, 2019
2 min read