Bhutan national anthem song

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Who wrote the Bhutanese national anthem (lyrics and music)?

When was the national anthem of Bhutan officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Bhutan is “Druk tsendhen” which means in English “The Thunder Dragon Kingdom”.
Bhutan’s anthem lyrics were written by Gyaldun Dasho Thinley DORJI and the music was written by Aku TONGMI.
Adopted 1953.
Listen to Bhutan national anthem on Youtube
Bhutanese anthem lyrics (English translation)
In the Kingdom of Druk, where cypresses grow,
Refuge of the glorious monastic and civil traditions,
The King of Druk, precious sovereign,
His being is eternal, his reign prosperous,
The enlightenment teachings thrive and flourish,
May the sun of peace and happiness shine upon the people!
You can find more information about Bhutanese anthem on Wikipedia – See link.


Bhutanese national symbol: thunder dragon known as Druk.

Bhutan flag

Conventional short form country name: Bhutan.
Conventional long form country name: Kingdom of Bhutan.
Local short form country name: Druk Yul.
Local long form country name: Druk Gyalkhap.
Bhutan Government Type: constitutional monarchy.
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom.ֲ