Official adjudicator from Guinness World Records Mr. Pravin Jasmatbhai Patel. Born in Africa, Mr. Pravin is of Indian origin but a citizen of the United Kingdom. This is his first visit to Bhutan and notes that he has already fallen in love with the country. He also points out that the event in Bhutan was the most organised among many record holding events that he has attended as an adjudicator.

Official adjudicator from Guinness World Records Mr. Pravin Jasmatbhai Patel.Born in Africa, Mr. Pravin is of Indian origin but a citizen of the United Kingdom.This is his first visit to Bhutan and notes that he has already fallen in love with the country.He also points out that the event in Bhutan was the most organised among many record holding events that he has attended as an adjudicator.

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Bhutan Attempts WORLD RECORD in Plantation

Date: 2nd June, 2015
          (Coinciding with Social Forestry Day)
Location: Thimphu (Kuensel Phodrang)

Background: Article 5 clause 3 of the constitution of Bhutan states that ‘a minimum of Sixty percent of Bhutan’s total land shall be maintained under forest cover for all time’ and entrust every Bhutanese with the responsibility for safeguarding our environment. If it was not for His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s far sighted environmental policies, Bhutan would not be able to enjoy the pristine environment today. However, due to various human activities such as forest fires, overgrazing and urbanization, we are losing vast area of our lands.


Nevertheless, Bhutan has been successful in maintaining more than sixty percent of the land under forest cover and we direct this credit solely to the efforts of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. Inevitably, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo can truly be recognized as the “Champion of Environment” in our country and in doing so, the commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary will be marked with a mass tree plantation in an attempt for a World Record for Bhutan for the first time. This will not only help in conserving the environment but it will further take Bhutan into global recognition in its effort to safeguard the environment.


Project description/Implementation strategy
The event will take place under the project, Bhutan Eco-Green Initiative Network (BEGIN) which will slowly establish as an autonomous Non-Profit Organization in the coming years to supplement on the well-being of the environment in our country.

To set the world record, 100 physically fit volunteers between the ages of 18 to 35 will be involved who will undergo vigorous 10 days plantation technic exercises prior to the main event for proper coordination, speed and technic to beat the current record set by Assam.

Location: Thimphu (Kuensel Phodrang)