Social Forestry Day celebrated in Samdrup Jongkhar

Participants including the members from the Geruwa communitySamdrup 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.

The day began with the opening remarks from the Chief Forestry Officer (CFO) followed by message of the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo. The CFO highlighted the importance of tree as a system for maintaining the ecological and environmental balance.

With this, the Office would like to request everyone to look after the seedling until it attends the tree stage.

Submitted by Divisional Forest Office, Samdrup Jongkhar

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