Bhutan observes Earth Hour nation-wide
In Thimphu, members of other CSOs and government official offered butter lamps as the lights were put off at the Memorial Chorten. In other dzongkhags, students, residents and business communities came together to make a difference by switching off lights and by engaging on other green activities.
Gracing the eve, Dasho Paljor. J. Dorji, the Special Advisor to the National Environment Commission said that the celebration was a symbolic gesture to protect the planet from climate change. “One billion people saving energy for an hour makes a lot of difference,” he said. He said that the event was important, especially to sensitize the youth on a better future of the planet earth.