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In a momentous ceremony held on March 20, Tshering Wangchuk, the President of the Horticulture Association of Bhutan (HAoB), was honored with the prestigious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Award for 2023. This esteemed accolade acknowledges individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the field of agriculture and farming.

The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation, established in memory of the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, launched the award on October 11, 2015. The foundation focuses on diverse projects such as social forestry, urban amenities for rural areas, igniting minds through science, innovation centers, women's empowerment, and solar missions.

HAoB is dedicated to achieving sustainable agriculture through partnerships with reliable agencies. For Tshering Wangchuk, this award serves as a vital platform for exchanging ideas and discussing cutting-edge farming technologies. The event drew participants from nine countries, facilitating dialogues on overcoming challenges and exploring initiatives to meet future agricultural demands.

Expressing his gratitude, Tshering Wangchuk emphasized the significance of receiving this prestigious award on behalf of Bhutan's farming communities. He stated, "This recognition not only honors our hard work but also inspires us to push the boundaries of excellence in our farming practices."

Tshering Wangchuk extended his appreciation to the jury for selecting him for this distinguished honor. He also acknowledged the unwavering support and encouragement from colleagues, friends, and family throughout his journey. "This award serves as a tribute to their steadfast belief in our shared mission," he added.

The President of HAoB highlighted the importance of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Award in fostering collaboration and driving positive change in Bhutan's horticulture sector. He pledged to continue working diligently alongside fellow countrymen to bring about a gradual shift in agricultural practices.

The ceremony, graced by esteemed personalities, was a remarkable experience for Tshering Wangchuk. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the organizing committee for their tireless efforts in making the event a resounding success.

Receiving the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Award serves as a testament to Tshering Wangchuk's dedication and accomplishments in the field of agriculture. It reaffirms his commitment to excellence and his unwavering determination to contribute to the betterment of the farming community in Bhutan.

As Bhutan's horticulture sector shines on the international stage, Tshering Wangchuk's recognition sets an inspiring example for others, fostering innovation and driving sustainable agricultural practices. The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Award 2023 will undoubtedly inspire future generations to make significant contributions to the field of agriculture and farming.