Cel­e­brat­ing Civil So­ci­ety 2016

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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.

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