Order of the Druk Gyalpo

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    • PM Narendra Modi was honoured with Bhutan’s highest civilian award “Order of the Druk Gyalpo”.

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    • It was conferred with the award on the occasion of Bhutan’s National Day (December 17).
    • It marks the crowning of Ugyen Wangchuck as the first Druk Gyalpo of modern Bhutan.

    Druk Gyalpo

    • He is the head of state of Bhutan. Bhutan is also known as Drukyul, in the Dzongkha language. 
    • It translates to “The Land of Thunder Dragon”. Kings of Bhutan are called Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) while, Bhutanese people call themselves Drukpa (people of Druk).

    Source: PIB