Tendrel Initiatives to mark three historical events
To make Bhutanese people aware of the symbolism and significance of the three historical events of the Fire Male Monkey Year the government, corporations and private formed committee known as Tendrel Initiatives to create awareness across the country.
The committee is formed to represent all the people of Bhutan and also to make Bhutanese inspire and bring the people together under a common theme through the Tendrel initiatives.
The committee created publicity products: developed a Tendrel websit, a Tendrel social media site, a Tendrel emblem (logo), a Tendrel theme song, a tenderl video containing lots of wishes and prayers for the new born His Royal Highness The Gyalsey from Bhutanese of all walks of life.
Among many events the committee is preparing to plant 108 trees as a Sokshing (tree of life) in the country to indicate the Tree of Life with remarkable religious merit, symbolism, and nourishes of all other life forms.
In every household in the Gewog the committee will distribute saplings and in Thimphu, five thousand trees will be planted at Buddha point. The human resources will be mobilizing to those who come forward and those who are interested to participate in plantation.
While planting, the people should plant one tree dedicated to the Royal Prince of Bhutan, “Therefore, each household will care for its tree so that it grows up healthy and strong, just as it is the wish of every member of household for the Royal Prince to grow up in perfect health,” Said Tenzin Lagphell, CEO of IMS, member of the committee
“The tree will serve as a constant reminder to the household of the importance of Wangchuck dynasty as the ultimate symbol of Bhutan’s unity, stability and nationhood. Each household may like to fondly call the tree as “Pengi Shing” or “The Tree for Our King” and cherish it likewise,” he mentioned.
At Buddha point plantation area, until the tree becomes stable the committee will hire care giver in the plantation areas to pour water on time, do fencing around the plantation areas and to put manure in the season.
Planting a tree is like investment and it will be helpful in future too. “Never the less we the committee are creating the plate form to all the Bhutanese people to take part in this rare and special occasion of a lifetime meaningfully by planting 108,000 Sokshing ( Tree of Life) across the Nation,” he added.
“His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen has gifted us a Son of Nation coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in Bhutan and Birth Year of Guru Rimpoche, so to make sure that these three great moments live on in the minds of our people for generations to come,” said the committee secretary Tenzin Legphell.