The nationwide Lucky Draw is being held this year as a part of a very special National Day Celebrations. His Majesty The King commanded the National Day Celebrations Committee to organise this year's National Day Celebrations differently to be creative and out of the box event mass gathering is not viable in event of COVID19 pandemic. Therefore, the Lucky Draw idea is a contribution from the tech community, led by the Royal Office for Media. The technical team which worked on the solution are represented by IT professionals from Royal Society for STEM, Department of Information Technology and Telecom, Ministry of Health, Thimphu Techpark, Bhutan Telecom and TashiCell. The solution also uses the Public Service Delivery Division (G2C) of Cabinet Secretirat’s sms gateway system.
This year, not only citizens residing in the country but Bhutanese living abroad are also given equal opportunity to participate in the Lucky Draw. Consequently, the app was further modified to cater to serve the purpose. Since the event was going to be virtual, only bona fide Bhutanese (with CID Number) with valid phone numbers are eligible to participate. The participant can register through app (version 3.0), SMS or portal (which is only accessible to Bhutanese outside Bhutan). Those who are residing outside Bhutan can participate either through live BBS TV telecasted on TV channels if available, Bhutan Telecoms B-Trowa app or on live streaming on facebook page of BBS. This kind of participation brings forth the capabilities of simple technology and how we can use them to make our lives more comfortable. The participation and eagerness to adopt these technologies are very important in this modern world as they are converging to become part of our daily lives.