Royal Order of Bhutan
|Royal Order of Bhutan
|Awarded by Bhutan
|Awarded for||distinguished services to Bhutanese nation or people|
|Sovereign||Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck|
|Next (higher)||Order of Great Victory of the Thunder Dragon|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Druk Khorlo|
Ribbon bar of the order
The Royal Order of Bhutan (Dzongkha : Druk Thuksey / Druk Thugsey, meaning "Son of the Heart of the Thunder Dragon") is a medal awarded by the King of Bhutan. It was established by Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1966 and redesigned in 2008.
It is awarded to people who had contributed in a variety of ways to the socio-economic, religious and political development and growth of Bhutan.
It can be presented to both Bhutanese citizens and foreign nationals.
This order consists of a single class consisting of a neck badge suspended by a collar and matching miniature contained in a fitted case featuring the “cross dorjee and the name of the order in gold block on the lid.
The 65 mm badge consists of a large outer ring with silver crossed dorjees and eight gold lotus petals placed in between, with a red enameled circle within in, inside which a yellow enamel bears a golden portrait of the King.
- Bhutan: Orders and Decorations at Royal Ark
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