NRDCL participates in Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests upon the Royal command of His Majsety the King with an objective to foster appreciation for beautiful spaces and encourage horticulture and floriculture based economy.

The first Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was held at the Ugyen Pelri Palace ground in April 2015.  Her Majsety the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck is the Royal Patron for the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition.

The second Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was dedicated to mark the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan. The exhibition was inaugurated by Her Majesty - The Gyaltsuen on 4th June 2016 in the august presence of His Majesty the King, the Fourth King and members of the Royal Family. 

The venue spanning over 18 acres of flat green land was located inside the compound of Ugyen Pelri Palace by the side of Pachhu opposite to the historic Rinpung Dzong. The site allotted to Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited was facing the important Hungrel ‘Neykhang’ located below the Rinpung Dzong.

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NRDCL Recreational Garden

The exhibition ground hoisted variety of exotic flowers and plants. The children were equally engrossed by the various entertainments at the exhibition. There were also various installations and themed gardens that was swarmed by the visitors along with the models of dzongs and monasteries. The exhibition was a perfect place for nature lovers, gardening enthusiasts, artists and photographers. It is an educative and enjoyable experience for the children, as well. They got to see and learn many new things about the country’s rich flora and natural surroundings.

Around 50,000 visitors visited the exhibition over the course of seven days. The participation in this noble venture is a great opportunity for NRDCL to remind ourselves of our important mandate of being a green company. Towards meeting this mandate, NRDCL has been carrying out the plantation activities in Forest Management Units (FMUs) where the timber has been harvested as well as in barren areas outside FMUs since its inception.

As a green sector company, NRDCL is geared to raise ornamental plants and seasonal flowers for sale to customers. As per the target for 2016, the NRDCL has to start nurseries for ornamental plants and seasonal flowers on commercial basis and sale 500,000 plants. Although the target is herculean, the NRDCL has made a good start by being the only DHI owned companies to take part in the second Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition held in Paro from 5-10, June 2016.

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                                                  Garden of Joy and Longevity                                              NRDCL team at exhibition site

Despite its first appearance, NRDCL made a huge impact by showcasing what the company stands for in terms of its mandate in the green sector. The exhibition themed as recreational garden was dedicated to the newly born Gyalsey as the ‘Garden of Joy and Longevity’. The recreational garden displayed various types of ornamental plants, seasonal flowers, orchids, fern, sand beach, children’s play station, a canopy made of timber poles, a sample of Stringer Bridge for forests road and samples of laminated (glulam) timber produced for Royal Academy Project in Paro. The view point bridge made of laminated timber facing Hungrel ‘Neykhang’ gave a good view of the holy site of Rinpung Dzong and attracted thousands to pose for lovely photographs.   

Although, NRDCL is pleased to partake in the historic event for the first time, the feedback and opinions received from various guests and spectators have been very positive and encouraging. Many share to agree that the NRDCL’s exhibition site was seen as quite unique and extraordinary with refreshing greenery plants and natural structures constructed for rest, game and scenic viewing.