English | Dzongkha Monday, December 18, 2017

Samdrupjongkhar Initiative ends


Dec 20, 2010

The three day Samdrupjongkhar Initiative ended today. The Samdrupjongkhar Initiative is a civil society organisation founded by His Eminence Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche to foster Gross National Happiness (GNH) based development in harmony with the government goals.

On the first day of the initiative, participants discussed how to make people think in terms of environment conservation and ecological awareness and prevention. On the second day, experts presented how to promote organic farming in Bhutan.

On the third day, the workshop focused on zero waste in the district, creating awareness on how to manage waste. The project is expected to help start waste segregation, which will help develop new small-scale recycling models of good waste management practices for local communities.

The Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thnley was also in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday and attended the Samdrupjongkhar Initiative.

The project aims to make Samdrup Jongkhar, a model GNH district. If the project is found successful, it will be replicated in other districts.

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