Ten­drel Ini­tia­tives to mark three his­tor­i­cal events

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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.

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