Samdrup Jongkhar, June 2: With the inception of the Social Forestry Division in 1985, the June 2nd is celebrated every year as a Social Forestry Day coinciding with coronation day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
To mark the day, the Divisional Forest Office, Samdrup Jongkhar and community of Geruwa planted 150 seedlings. The Office also distributed 1063 mixed saplings to institutions and agencies for plantation with prayer for His Majesty’s long life and sustainable forest cover.
Gasa, June 2: To commemorate the coronation anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Social Forestry Day was celebrated at the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP). His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was among the earliest world leaders to become conscious of the mounting pressures of development on bountiful, yet fragile ecosystem.
The Park jointly with Dzongkhag officials, community forest group members and nature club members of Bjishong Central School celebrated the day at Jigme Dorji Kuenphen Community Forest, Damji with a theme, Forests for Food, Water and Energy.
4th June 2018: The RNR Family around the Country joins the rest of the Kingdom on the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck in offering our sincerest Tashi Delek and Heartfelt Prayers for the Long Life, Good Health and Eternal Happiness of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Social Forestry Day on 2nd June coinciding with the coronation anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo is an important annual event for the Department of Forests and Park Services. As usual, this year too, the day has been widely celebrated across the country by planting tree saplings.
On this very auspicious occasion, let me take this opportunity to remind ourselves on how lucky we are to be born in Bhutan with full blessing and guidance of our Beloved Majesties who have ensured us the abundance of forest and natural resources. It is due to the farsighted visions of Our Majesties, that despite being a small country, Bhutan is hailed far and wide as a model for balanced conservation and utilization of the natural resources. Royal Government of Bhutan’s Constitutional mandate to maintain 60 percent forest cover for all times was promulgated by our beloved 4th Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
To contribute towards this noble goal, the Department of Forests and Park Services, since 1940s to till date have carried out more than 45,000 acres of forest plantation for our future generations and to meet the increasing timber demand. The annual demand for construction timber alone is 10.89 million cubic feet, out of which about 4.40 million cubic feet are for rural house constructions only. In 2017 alone, almost 260,000 cubic feet of timber were supplied for Dzongs and Lhakhangs renovation/reconstruction across the country which is another major timber consumer besides other various timber requirements.