108,000 trees to be planted to cel­e­brate the birth of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Deki Lhadon

To­day Bhutan will make an­other his­tory by plant­ing 108,000 Sogsh­ing (Tree of life) in al­most all the Dzongkhag as 108 is con­sid­ered to be an im­por­tant fig­ure and it is ded­i­cated for the cel­e­bra­tion of the birth of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey and ev­ery house­hold to de­note his long and suc­cess­ful life that’s why the tree is also called “Pengi Shing”.

The Ten­drel Ini­tia­tive pro­gram will be con­se­crated by Tsugla Lo­pon in the cap­i­tal. The open­ing cer­e­mony will start from 10:00am in all the Dzongkhags and will be co­or­di­nated by Dzongkhag For­est Of­fi­cers and Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment Com­mis­sion of­fi­cials.

In Thim­phu the pro­gram is spon­sored by Tourism Coun­cil of Bhutan (TCB) with 5,000 vol­un­teers from dif­fer­ent tour oper­a­tors, in­sti­tu­tions, or­ga­ni­za­tions, schools and rest of the in­ter­ested can­di­dates.

TCB is en­cour­ag­ing all tour oper­a­tors to in­sist their client’s to plant tree each in their itin­er­ary in or­der to cel­e­brate the birth of HRH Gyalsey and happy fire male mon­key year 2016 for the tourists.

Ev­ery per­son will look af­ter his/her own tree where as in other places it will be looked af­ter by

the care­taker. The places were all fenced and hole be­ing dug al­ready as planned.

The Ten­dren Pvt. Lim­ited is go­ing to ful­fill one of the ini­tia­tives of tree plan­ta­tion af­ter com­plet­ing web­page and al­bum.

This ini­tia­tive will pro­vide Tourism Coun­cil of Bhutan the op­por­tu­nity to tar­get the main catch­ment area in all 205 gewogs and 20 Dzongkhags. The whole tree will be planted at same time in all the places which will be recorded in the Bhutan’s his­tory af­ter los­ing many trees by for­est fires in the last month.

One of the staff said that the day is so spe­cial to do good things in or­der to have won­der­ful re­sults it will be one of the most valu­able and im­por­tant mo­ment for our coun­try GNH pil­lars, that is con­ser­va­tion of en­vi­ron­ment.

The tree will be planted in all the catch­ment ar­eas where there is a wa­ter source like rivers and streams in or­der to ease the wa­ter scarcity which is in­creas­ing ev­ery year. The species of tree will de­pend on cli­matic suit­abil­ity and other re­lated fac­tors.

In Paro the hard­ened river­side bank of Pachu at Isuna, the site of sev­eral at­tempts to green it be- fore, is the cho­sen place for the Ten­drel plan­ta­tion in the Dzongkhag. This time, how­ever, the story is dif­fer­ent. With a greater wa­ter sup­ply, fenc­ing, care­taker, and Thug­moen from Hun­grel Lam, the plan­ta­tion is poised to weather the storm.

The plan­ta­tion in Trashiyangtse is in Bumdel­ing, the haven of the black-necked crane. As the crane de­scend into the val­ley in the com­ing win­ter, they will be greeted by 2,000 plants, sym­bolic of greener times ahead.

In Tsir­ang the plan­ta­tion is funded and sup­ported by Bhutan Na­tional bank, for 2,000 sapling. The Men­drel­gang Com­mu­nity will adopt the plan­ta­tion so that the tiny saplings live to be­come gi­gan­tic trees pro­vid­ing shade, tim­ber and fruit one day.

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen with Her Majesty The Royal Grand­mother, and His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey, at the Lingkana Palace. His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey is one-month-old on 5th March.

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