9th December 2016 – National Cleaning Campaign

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the Golden Throne, a Nation Wide Cleaning Campaign will be conducted on 9th December 2016. Videoconferencing with the Dzongdags of 20 Dzongkhag from Thimphu yesterday, Lyonchhen said “the real gift to His Majesty the King would be to sustain the cleaning campaign to keep our beautiful country clean.” Lyonchhen also reminded the Dzongdags about His Majesty’s noble command, “Where we live must be clean, safe, organised, and beautiful, for national integrity, national pride, and for our bright future. This too is nation building.”

While all Dzongdags will be taking the lead role in this national endeavor in the cleaning campaign on 9th December, they will also be submitting different programs and strategies to sustain this national initiative in all times to come. The initiative is inclusive and will cover all the villages, chiwogs, gewogs, Dungkhangs, trekking routes, streams, rivers and others, falling within their respective jurisdictions. They were also instructed to work with thromdes, armed forces, institutions and project managements.

The cleaning campaign on the 9th December, which will be declared as National Holiday, would however, be conducted by the volunteers. This would, therefore, provide every citizen an opportunity to take part in this important and historic national initiative as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty’s reign.

Information Communication and Media Division

Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Gyalyong Tshogkhang

Thimphu

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