Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, along with his family members and senior officials of the Bhutanese government, arrived today in Guwahati as a part of his week- long state visit to India.
Today, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, along with ministers Ranoj Pegu and Ranjit Kumar Das, received King Wangchuk at Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, along with other government officials and dignitaries.
During his stay in Assam, the King and his family members will be visiting the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati. Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria will be hosting a special dinner for the King and his attendants at the Raj Bhawan. The Bhutanese King will receive a generous call from Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Radisson Blu Hotel, where he will be staying during his stay in Assam.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also met the Royal Bhutan Ambassador to Bharat, Major General Vetsop Namgyel, on November 1st, prior to the king’s arrival.
The Assam government has also declared a gesture of goodwill by setting aside five medical college seats in the state for Bhutanese students.