The Sector Heads, staffs of Dzongkhag Administration, Royal Bhutan Police, Schools, Business community and Regional heads together commemorated and observed Social Forestry Day on 2nd June 2015 to celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The day began with offering collective prayers and good wishes for the long life and well being of our revered Monarchs and offerings of facilitations to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
The Social Forestry Day that also coincides with the Coronation of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was celebrated in Sherubling Higher Secondary School, Trongsa. To mark the significance of the occasion, two students of SHSS presented on the theme of this year Social Forestry programs. 800 saplings of Ornamental plants were planted to mark the day based on the theme chosen by the Department of Forest and Park Services, “Plant trees and secure our Environment”.
About 250 people including civil servants (Dzongkhag and regional staff), Teachers, Students, forest officials, Desuung and police personnel joined the celebration and planted trees nearby the Chhoetse Dzong where the vegetation is scanty. Dasho Dzongdag graced the day as the Chief Guest for the Celebration.
The Dzongkhag distributed about 9270 seedlings free of cost across to various schools, institutions, approved Community Forests, project areas, Business Community and farmers in Trongsa. The species distributed included Cypress, Jacaranda, Gulmohar, Melia sp. Champ, Bottle brush, Benthamidia spp. Cherry Plants etc.
Compiled by:Jig meTshering, Dzongkhag Forestry Sector, Trongsa
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