On 2nd June, 2015, the management of the Regional Livestock Development Centre, Zhemgang celebrated the Social Forestry Day, to mark the 60th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) currently has a vacancy within the Board of Trustees which intends to fill with an application from South Asian region. You are invited to nominate suitable candidates by sharing their names, affiliations and contact details.
2nd June, 2015, Thimphu: More than 350 volunteers including desups, officials from the Ministry of Finance, foresters and other RNR Officials in Thimphu planted about more than 4500 saplings above the Samarzingkha ridge facing the historical Genius World Records Plantation that was going on from 8-9 am at Kuensel Phodrang on occasion of Social Forestry Day Celebrations commemorating the official Crowning of the Fourth King of Bhutan, His Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 1974.
2nd June 2015, Thimphu: Bhutan today set the new World Record for Highest Plantation of Tree Saplings by planting 49,672 tree saplings in One Hour by 100 people. This has been verified already by the Guinness World Records Representative, Mr. Patel from the United Kingdom.
2nd June 2015 is a National Holiday to commemorate the Official Crowning of the Fourth King of Bhutan, His Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 1974. This day is also celebrated as Social Forestry Day where school children plant trees in and around their schools.