GNH conference begins (Nation)

Published on Nov 24 2008 // Main News

Thimphu, November 25: The fourth international conference on the Gross National Happiness began in Thimphu on Monday where around 90 participants from 25 countries will deliberate on the ideology.

The three-day conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley.

Addressing the inaugural fucntion, PM claimed the ideology will benefit not only the Bhutanese people but the whole human society.

He said the conference has its significance since it is being held amidst the ceremonies organized nationwide celebrating the coronation of fifth king and centenary of the Wangchuk monarchy.

Participants during this conference will present papers on various themes such as psychology, environment, community relations, education, health, living standard, governance, culture, time use and economy, and their indicators relating them to GNH.

According to the organizers, the fifth conference will be held in Brazil, South America, next year where a delegation from Bhutan has reached recently for its publicity. Bhutan News Service