Cultural Festival To Be Held In Thimphu To Celebrate Gross National Happiness Day On 11 November

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According to the press release, the GNHCB’s President, HRH Princess Kesang Choden Wangchuck and other officials would also attend the programme in the evening.

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By Staff reporter | Kuensel

To celebrate the Gross National Happiness (GHN) Day on November 11, the GNH Centre of Bhutan (GHNCB) will organise a daylong international cultural festival at the Centenary Park in Thimphu.

A press release from the GHNCB stated that the celebration would begin with the offering of prayers at the sanctum of Semtokha Dzong.

 

The Gross National Happiness Centre of Bhutan

Source: Nuvomagazine

 

The cultural festival is part of the annual celebrations organised by GHNCB to coincide with His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyelpo’s birth anniversary on November 11.

What can you expect to find at the festival

As part of the celebrations, the festival themed ‘Expressions of Happiness’ will open various stalls related to health and well-being such as meditation, yoga, pranic healing and traditional medicine among others. The stalls will open at around 10:30 am.

This year’s festival will provide a platform to for the expressions of GNH values through dance, music, poetry and other artistic performances.

“A key element for the participants will be to demonstrate through the creative arts how GNH creates a space for meaningful development. It can also promote the arts, embrace cultural values and show how each of us as individuals have a responsibility in shaping a sustainable future for the planet.”

Members of the GNH club at the College of Language and Culture Studies, Taktse will also organise a cultural festival and unveil a new magazine.

Dignitaries who will attend this event

According to the press release, the GNHCB’s President, HRH Princess Kesang Choden Wangchuck and other officials would also attend the programme in the evening.

The GNH Centre Bhutan (GNHCB) is a non-profit civil society organisation. The centre was established as a tribute to take forward the vision and philosophy of Gross National Happiness.

B-Grimm from Bangkok, Le Meridien of Thimphu, the Bhutan Power Corporation and Bhutan Printing Solutions are supporting the upcoming event.

 

This article first appeared in Kuensel and has been edited for the Bhutan Times.

 

 


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