Coinciding with the birth of Nation’s son, His Highness the Galsay, the Prim Minister of Bhutan, Lynpo Tshering Tobgay initiated the Salang Tendrel, a traditional ground breaking ceremony at the main venue of the historic ruin fortress of Drugyal Dzong in Paro upon the command of His Majesty the King. Lam Neten, the head of religious community of Paro presided over the religious ceremony.
The history of Drugyal Dzong dates back to 17th century. Precisely, it was built in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan war. This giant structure served as the office of local rural of Paro until it was gutted by fire in 1650.
Despite of its accidental demolition by fire, it still carried historic significance. From tourism standpoint, the ruin site still attracts many foreign tourists. In fact it is one of the core tourism products of Bhutan.
The rebuilding of Drugyal Dzong would mean a revival of its ancient history and help local people understand its finest historical background.