STAFF REPORTER | Thimphu
Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck graced a ceremony to formally close the 7th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, held in Mongar and Gyalpozhing on 6 May. Her Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Ashi Yeatso.
The conclusion of the successful 7th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was marked with the formal handing over of all the gardens and permanent installations by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to Mongar Dzongkhag. This means that while the temporary displays including manned booths will be removed, permanent gardens and installations developed for the event across Mongar and Gyalpozhing will be maintained in perpetuity by the Mongar Dzongkhag administration.
The Ministry and Dzongkhag have already prepared plans for the plants used for temporary display to be replanted in suitable locations in the different gardens.
Meanwhile, with the support of the Gyalpozhing College of Information and Technology, a virtual exhibition will be unveiled on www.flora.bt on May 21st for those who could not visit the exhibition venues in person.
The 7th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition at Mongar and Gyalpozhing was inaugurated by Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck on 2 May.
His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Ashi Yeatso Lhamo accompanied Her Majesty for the ceremony.
The 7th RBFE is dedicated in memory of His Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo.
The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was initiated upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King and is carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests along with the host Dzongkhag for the year, in partnership with the local community, the Armed Forces, De-suung, youth groups, and various public and private institutions.