His Majesty honours Maochhu rescue members

His Majesty The King conferred the Drakpoi Khorlo Medal to Chuma Kinzang Dorji of the Royal Bhutan Army, and the National Order of Merit (Silver) to Anjan Rai and Tashi Wangchuk, both of whom are excavator operators.

The Drakpoi Khorlo medal is awarded to military personnel and recognises heroism and bravery in service of the Tsawa Sum. Chuma Kinzang Dorji, along with 4 of his fellow soldiers, helped rescue 5 people who were stranded in the flash flood of Mao Chhu on the night of the 21st of July. He was the only member of the rescue team who survived.

His Majesty granted Audience to the families of the four deceased soldiers, at the RBA Wing IX in Pelrithang yesterday.

The families
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