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