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Bhutan’s PM Asks All Citizens To Adopt Stray Dogs Or Plant Trees As A Birthday Gift To Its King


Bhutan’s PM Asks All Citizens To Adopt Stray Dogs Or Plant Trees As A Birthday Gift To Its King

The best gift for his majesty!

Recognized as one of the happiest locations on Earth, this isolated Buddhist Kingdom has its strategies for victory. 

The country’s king announced back in the 1970s preached national happiness was more significant than Gross Domestic product, hence showing the world its citizen’s welfare is one number priority.

‘GNH remains an aspiration, a set of guiding principles through which we are navigating our route towards an equitable and sustainable society. We believe the world needs to do the same before it gets too late.’ Bhutan’s Prime Minister had said in 2012.

The small Kingdom, cradled by the Himalayas is situated between India and China. Once again, it’s showing the world where its priorities lie. The Buddhist state celebrated its king’s birthday and its Prime Minister Lotay Tshering urged the nation with an uncommon request.

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The Kingdom Of Bhutan Celebrated Its King’s Birthday. The Country’s PM Asked Citizens For An Unusual Gift

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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Bhutan’s King clocked 40 in late February and as a means of saying thank you, the Kingdom’s prime minister asked citizens to plant a tree or adopt a stray dog or perhaps commit to managing waste in the neighborhood. ‘Personal commitment such as this is the greatest gift for his Majesty.’ The PM said.

Bhutan’s PM Asked Citizens To Adopt A Stray Dog, Plant A Tree Or Commit To Managing Waste

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This Is Not The Country’s 1st Strategy To Care For Stray Dogs

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David Travin (not the actual photo)

In 2009, the country had embarked on a nationwide program to spay and neuter every four-legged friend with the assistance of Humane Society International. Using the Catch-Neuter Vaccine Release Method, over 71,000 dogs were given the rabies vaccine.

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