Druk Holding and Investments (DHI)
1-5 August 2018
For most people, Bhutan is known for its unparalleled picturesque sprawl of rugged landscapes, ranging from sub-tropical plains in the south, to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north - supreme conditions for hiking and trekking activities, coupled with its photogenic and hospitable people, Bhutan is, by all means, a hidden gem for tourists for it is perceived as one of the most untouched and pristine destinations in the world. Its economy prospers from agriculture, hydroelectricity, forestry, and tourism for which are accounted the majority of the entirety. Not to mention, Bhutan’s pioneering concept of “Gross National Happiness”, a philosophy initiated by the 4th King of Wangchouk Dynasty, H.M. Jigme Singye Wangchouk, where the main focus of collective happiness of the Bhutanese is considered the main priority - more important than the internationally so called “Gross National Product”. However, another perception towards Bhutan is about to be added to its already existing glorious image – Bhutan with strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and workforce towards knowledge-based society, driven by Astronomy.