20 June 2021

The Divisional Forest Office, Bumthang under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) through the Dzongkhag Administration, Trongsa, handed over five nos power tillers to the communities of Simphu-Daba, Bemji-Chella, Gagar-Karshong, Bji-Saembji and Dorzhong Gonpa Chewogs under Nubi Gewog today.

This day, the 20th of June, 2021 corressponding to the 10th day of the Lunar calendar, the coincidence could not be more significant, as we celebrate Guru Rimpoches’s birthday, as a token of gratitude for safeguarding the pride and prestige of the nation, the symbolic Tiger, whose mere presence tower above any worldly beings, and its roar signifying strength, prowess and wealth of eco-system in the wild. Guru Rimpoche was supposed to have flown from Tibet on the back of a tigress to subdue evil elements in Bhutan and this only proves why Bhutanese revere Tigers and the historical context remains relevant even to this day.

Considered as a biological corridor for the elusive beast, the communities of five chewogs under Nubi gewog, Trongsa have long been battling to avert livestock predation by the big cat and nothing could have been more appropriate than this timely intervention.

Hon’ble Dasho Dzongdag, Chief Forest Officer and the Dzongkhag Tshogdu Thrizin attended the handing-over processions along with sector heads and officials from the Dzongkhag administration , Gewog administration and Range office, Trongsa.