Bhutan’s PM Urges Citizens To Adopt Stray Dogs And Plant Trees As A Birthday Gift To King

by Sanjana Shenoy
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Bhutan, the world’s happiest country might not have the best of infrastructure or the latest technology but it has the sheer goodwill of its leaders and citizens to have a society that sets a stellar example for others. The country that measures its economy on the Gross National Happiness Index rather than the Gross Domestic Product, has once again won the hearts of netizens worldwide. The Prime Minister of Bhutan on the occasion of the king’s birthday urged citizens to adopt stray dogs and plant trees as the perfect birthday gift to the ruler. And we can’t help but have tears of joy.

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What’s In It?

Bhutan celebrated their king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s birthday on 21st February in the noblest manner. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering had a wonderful idea for a birthday gift for the ruler’s 40th birthday. He asked the citizens to adopt a stray dog each and plant a tree as a gift for the Majesty on his birthday. This move would help the country in dealing with its rising stray dog population in an empathetic manner.

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What’s More?

A resident of Bhutan, Namgay Zam tweeted that she and her fiance had already brought home three stray dogs. Social media users hailed this idea and were thoroughly impressed. Many of them even urged other countries to opt for this. This initiative was taken as Bhutan witnessed uncontrollable stray dog population that lead to increased dog bite cases and other past issues. Here’s All You Need To Know Before Planning A Trip To Bhutan

With this new initiative in place, individuals can adopt stray dogs and give them home along with planting trees to increase the green cover of this country. Bhutan has yet again shown the way of how as a nation if we care about our environment and everything that encompasses it, the country can not only grown but also thrive. If you wish to visit Bhutan to experience the bliss yourself then here’s A 7 Day Detailed Itinerary For Bhutan Under ₹50,000 Trip Cost

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