His Majesty The King announced the launch of Gyalsung – Bhutan’s National Service – during the Royal Address to the nation on the 112th National Day of Bhutan on 17 December 2019.
His Majesty has envisioned the institution of Gyalsung as a means to empower all Bhutanese youth to participate in the process of nation-building to further enhance the security, peace, unity, harmony and sovereignty of our nation.
The Gyalsung Program aims to realize the above vision by enabling each and every Bhutanese youth to actualize their innate potential and become productive and worthy citizens in the service of the Tsawa-Sum (The King, Country and People).
The National Service is a fundamental duty mandatorily required of all Bhutanese citizens as enshrined in the Article 8.1 of the Constitution. The Gyalsung Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan was adopted by the Parliament of Bhutan on 11th November 2022.
The first batch of Gyalsung Training will commence in September 2024.