Bhutan Citizens’ Initiative to bring Bhutanese citizens together launched
Dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s 60th Birth Anniversary Celebrations, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched the website of Bhutan Citizens’ Initiative which was developed by the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) with a hope to bring Bhutanese citizens and to help each other across the country, last Wednesday in the capital.
The website would bring all Bhutanese citizens together, deliver voluntarily free services to the needy people in the country who seek any kind of help.
During the launching of the website of the Bhutanese Citizens’ Initiative, BCCI President Ugyen Tshechup Dorji said that today when we look, we don’t have many changes in our country but if we don’t think today, I am worried that what would be our country in the coming near future.
“Previously we know
each other those people who are living in the town, whatever we face any problems we have system of helping each other, but due to development of our country, our system gets almost died”, he added. For instance; in our village, during the construction of houses, whatever we do, we don’t have foreign workers rather we have the worker from within the society, but today we don’t have much time to do. Even if we have time, we don’t have proper guidance, that’s way nobody knows.
He further added that if we want to fulfill our His Majesty the King’s wishes, we should start the proper guidance although it is not very new. If we work together and think together, we will have good result”.
So through this web portal, every citizen across the country can register to volunteer financially or manually and to seek help, said the President. The support and the seeking of any help can be asked for any kind. President said that in the community that School needs to be renovated where the fund for the renovation is not received from the government, renovation of the temple in the community, and for the white painting of the chortens. In such cases, all citizens who wishes to support and who wishes to seek help can log onto this website and can register.
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that during our ancestor times, we have good culture that when we have any problems, we come together and help each other but today this culture had almost died due to development of our country.
“So, I found that this initiative is very important to bring all the citizens across the country together”, said the Lyonchhen.
Meanwhile, Lyonchhen was the first volunteer to register for the reading and the cleaning activities.
Beside that BCCI had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jay Pee Group of company and with Singye Group of Companies which they will be support financial support for the initiatives.
The Bhutan Citizens’ Initiative (BCI) is an endeavor of the BCCI to reorient the thoughts and actions in “acknowledging the past and preparing better for the future”.