Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bhutan

The newly elected Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra ModiNarendra Modi Chief Minister of Gujarat made his first official visit to Bhutan from 15 June to 16 June 2014. The visit reinforced the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries and upholds and strengthens the special and unique age-old friendship between Bhutan and India. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has addressed the Joint Sitting of the Parliament in the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on 16 June 2014.

Modi unveiled the Foundation Stone of the 600 Megawatt Kholongchu Hydropower Project, a Joint Venture project between the Indian and Bhutanese PSUs, SJVNL and Druk Green Power Corporation.

Government of India would provide grant assistance for the establishment of the digital section/ E-library in the National Library of Bhutan and in all 20 districts of Bhutan.

In keeping with the emphasis on capacity building and education, Prime Minister announced the doubling of the Nehru-Wangchuck scholarship to 20 million rupees per year.

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