King of Bhutan photographed chopping chilies and onions as he cooks lunch for school kids

Image by Harsh Goenka via Twitter account
  • The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, was photographed chopping up chilies and onions
  • The King was preparing to cook in order to feed kids at the Community School at Mongar and now getting lot of attention on Twitter
  • Many have lauded the king, who is known in Bhutan as The Dragon King, saying the photo showed equal parts of the leader as powerful and humble

THIMPU, Bhutan – Photo of crowned king of Bhutan chopping ingredients while preparing to cook lunch for school kids on his country emerged online and lauded by the entire online community.

Sanjana Agnihotri mentioned in her article for India Today published on May 22 that the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, was photographed chopping up chilies and onions in order to feed kids at the Community School at Mongar and now getting a lot of attention on Twitter.

“King of Bhutan, chopping onions and chilli to prepare a meal for the Community School in Mongar by himself,” said Harsh Goenka, the chairman of RPG Enterprises, on his Twitter post which also showed the photo of King Khesar.

Many have lauded the king, who is known in Bhutan as The Dragon King, saying the photo showed equal parts of the leader as powerful and humble.

King Khesar, born on February 21, 1980, is the fifth and current reigning Druk Gyalpo or “Dragon King” of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He became a king on December 9, 2006, after his father, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, renounced the throne in his favor.

A public coronation ceremony took place on November 1, 2008, as a part of the celebration for the 100th year anniversary of the monarchy in Bhutan.

Back in 2011, the popular king, who is a graduate of Oxford University, married his longtime girlfriend, Jetsun Pema, who is a daughter of an airline pilot.

“I have been waiting for quite some time to get married,” he said during his wedding.

“But it doesn’t matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. I am certain I am married to the right person,” he added.

Earlier this year, after the birth of their son named Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, tens of thousands of people turned up to help celebrate the birth by planting 108,000 tree saplings.

An article by Elyse Wanshel for The Huffington Post said the people of Bhutan are mostly Buddhists and trees are symbols of long life, health, beauty and compassion in the religion.

“We are now nurturing the plants as if we are nurturing the little prince,” said Dasho Karma Raydi, one of the volunteer in the tree planting ceremony.

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