Bhutan Cit­i­zens’ Ini­tia­tive to bring Bhutanese cit­i­zens to­gether launched

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

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”.

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