Mass tree plantation volunteers awarded certificates

Records: Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck on June 27 awarded certificates to 100 volunteers who planted an average of eight trees a minute to beat the Guinness world record and officials involved in the mass tree plantation at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu.

Coinciding with the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, 100 volunteers accomplished the task of setting the Guinness World record of planting 49,672 trees in an hour over 25 acres of land on June 2.

The volunteers, comprising desuups, civil servants, students, and corporate and private employees, planted five indigenous species of trees at Kuenselphodrang.  PICSA was formed under Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck as the royal patron to supplement the government’s initiatives for the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, prime minister, cabinet ministers, five lopons of the Zhungdratsang, and senior government officials attended the certificate awarding ceremony.

By Rinzin Wangchuk

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