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Prince Jigme is Bhutan’s first citizen to receive the National Digital Identity (NDI) mobile wallet. Under the NDI program, all Bhutanese citizens above the age of eight would have their biometric data collected by the country’s ministry of technology and telecommunications.
Seven-year-old Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the heir apparent and eldest son of Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, has become the country’s first digital citizen. Prince Jigme is the mountainous country’s first citizen to receive the National Digital Identity (NDI) mobile wallet, reported news agency ANI.
“We are honoured and privileged to have His Royal Highness as the first digital citizen of Bhutan. The launch of Bhutan’s National Digital Identity based on the Self-Sovereign Identity model, is a major step forward in transforming the way services are delivered in both the public and private sectors. This flagship initiative of GovTech will provide secure and verifiable digital identities to citizens, laying a strong foundation for our digital future,” said Jigme Tenzing, acting secretary for GovTech Bhutan.
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