Annual Black-Necked Crane festival at Gangtey Goenpa in Phobjikha
This year to celebrate His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyelpo birth anniversary ARDC Bajo participated in the annual Black-Necked Crane festival at Gangtey Goenpa in Phobjikha valley. The Centre in collaboration with Agriculture Sector, Wangdue Dzongkhag came up with exhibition of Agriculture Technologies especially Organic Highland Vegetables Production and Quinoa Product Diversification. During the two day festival program 10th and 11th November, 2019 ARDC Bajo along with Agriculture Sector, Wangdue showcased the highland improved vegetables and quinoa products: Quinoa Desi, Quinoa Tukpa/porridge, Quinoa Kheer and Quinoa Salroti. These products were made to create awareness and promote quinoa cultivation therefore the visitors were given each product for testing. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Hon’ble Speaker His Excellency Wangchuk Namgay.
The festival was celebrated with local people from Gantey, Phobji, Sephu and Dangchu gewogs. There were around 3500 people witnessing this event out of which around 750 were tourist.