Celebrating Civil Society 2016
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, will graced the civil society organization Fair at Centenary Park, Changlingmithang , Thimphu today.
To host the second Civil Society Organization ( CSO) fair, Thirty- Four CSOs has come together to mark the day under the theme ‘Celebrating Civil Society’, according to press release from the society.
The purpose of 2016 CSO fair is to showcase the work of civil society in contributing to common interests and good; to mark some of the needs of CSO. Further to generate public interest in supporting in their works.
The program also expects to provide a platform and opportunities to promote networking and collaboration to strengthen their positive social impacts.
This year CSO fair has built around a thematic exhibition using the four pillars and nine domains of Country’s philosophy Gross National Happiness, GNH. The official CSO system was established in 2007 after, ‘ The Civil Society Organization Act of Bhutan’ formalizing the CSO sector in the country.
CSO play a very im- portant role in achieving the country’s development goals as the organization operate in constructive partnership with the government to advance public interest socio-economically culturally and environmentally.
The entry to the fair is free and the organizers are expected to see the participants 41from bureaucrats, policy makers, private sectors; secretaries, directors, repre- sentatives from various agencies and institutions and school children.
Other than exhibitions, visitors will get to witness entertainment program like live singing, dancing by professional and street artist, free health checkups. It will also provide the opportunities to become a member, partner and volunteer with CSO of public choice.
The program will be end tomorrow.