During the 105th National Day Celebrations, Dasho Sonam Kinga was awarded the honour of Red Scarf by His Majesty the King. Dasho Sonam Kinga represents Trashigang in the National Council, and is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Council. He is 39.
His Majesty Graciously Grants me the Honour of Red Scarf
I am deeply touched and humbled by His Majesty’s graciousness in granting this high honour to someone like me on the occasion of our 105th National Day. I know I have not accomplished anything significant thus far in the service of our country and people. So, instead of receiving this honour as a reward for any accomplishment, I receive this as the most important motivation in my life to commit to a life-time of public service in whatever capacities I may have the privilege of serving. I will not let this honour become an object of attachment but take it as a constant reminder to myself about the values of humility and sacrifice that must inform my personal life and public service. I will pray and work in a way that many years down the line, His Majesty the King and the Bhutanese people will then feel that I was worthy of the honour bestowed upon me today.
My parents, family members, siblings, relatives, friends as well as colleagues at the National Council rejoice with me at the honour and confidence bestowed upon me by His Majesty. I request all my friends and well-wishers to kindly pray for me so that I am able to serve our King, country and people as one of its worthy servants. I take this opportunity to congratualte my friend Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi, whom I know as a humble, honest, intelligent and kind person. I also congratulate Dasho Phuntsho Norbu and Dasho Yeshey Wangdi for the honours they were conferred by His Majesty. I think our karmic connection brought us together to receive the honours together from His Majesty on a most important day in the life of our nation. I further congratulate all others, Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese, whose services to our country were graciously commended and recognized by His Majesty. May everything become auspicious!
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