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Bhutan Planted 108,000 Trees To Celebrate The Birth Of The Newborn Prince

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Bhutan Citizens Planted Over 1 Lakh Trees To Celebrate The Birth Of The Newborn Prince . Bhutan has a unique way to celebrate happiness. Citizens of the tiny kingdom of Bhutan celebrated the birth of their newborn prince by planting 108,000 trees. Each tree is engraved with Buddhist symbols praying for the future of country , therefore each tree carries a special significance . Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay along with three of his ministers and the leader of Opposition were among the 100,000 volunteers who planted the trees across the country .

The plantation of trees is considered good, since in Buddhism, Trees serve all the purpose and prove out to be a blessing in symbolizing longevity, health, beauty and even compassion. The plantation of the trees have high spiritual significance and is regarded as holy ever since Buddha attained enlightenment under a banyan tree. The number of trees planted was exactly 108,000, as “108” is a sacred number in Buddhism.

 

Bhutan has  remained in isolation for 4000 years in now  emerging as one of the best models of sustainable living habits and government policies in the world. In order to achieve sustainable development, the nation has implemented some exceptional policies that will encourage the whole world to follow them

Bhutan Citizens Planted Over 1 Lakh Trees To Celebrate The Birth Of The Newborn Prince . Bhutan has a unique way to celebrate happiness. Citizens of the tiny kingdom of Bhutan celebrated the birth of their newborn prince by planting 108,000 trees. Each tree is engraved with Buddhist symbols praying for the future of heir to the throne therefore each tree carries a special significance . Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay along with three of his ministers and the leader of Opposition were among the 100,000 volunteers who planted the trees across the country .

The plantation of trees is considered good, since in Buddhism, Trees serve all the purpose and prove out to be a blessing in symbolizing longevity, health, beauty and even compassion. The plantation of the trees have high spiritual significance and is regarded as holy ever since Buddha attained enlightenment under a banyan tree. The number of trees planted was exactly 108,000, as “108” is a sacred number in Buddhism.

 

Bhutan has  remained in isolation for 4000 years in now  emerging as one of the best models of sustainable living habits and government policies in the world. In order to achieve sustainable development, the nation has implemented some exceptional policies that will encourage the whole world to follow them . Bhutan measures prosperity by measuring its citizen’s happiness levels. The Gross National Happiness (GNH)  measures the spiritual, physical, cultural, social and environmental health of its citizens and natural environment . Environmental conservation is the  main political agenda of Bhutan.  According to  constitution of Bhutan there is  a requirement of a minimum of 60% of its land under forests at all times. Presently  72%, of its land is covered by a network of national parks, nature reserves, and wildlife sanctuaries. Bhutan is  carbon negative nation. Its forests absorb three times more CO2 than the whole country emits. The entire country generates 2.2 million tons of carbon dioxide each year but forests sequester more than 6 million tons. The king of Bhutan voluntarily imposed democracy in the country without the people asking for it . It is one of the rare sights that we see in today’s world. The basic facilities in Bhutan like the education and health is free. All citizens are given guaranteed school education and the ones who are interested in higher education are given free college education. In this tiny country, healthcare is not charged. The people of Bhutan enjoys free Medical consultation along with medicines and treatments. Rural farmers get free electricity so that they won’t have to use firewood to cook food. The nation is investing in sustainable transport and subsidizing the purchase of Electric Vehicles and LED’s. It hopes to become a world leader in Electric vehicle and has suspended import duties on two Electric vehicle car models. a team of 100 volunteers in Bhutan set a new Guinness record by planting 49,672 trees in just one hour in mountainous terrain.

 

Bhutan is an amazing country . A country that understands that true measure of development is happiness and well being  of its citizens and environment . Bhutan is an inspiration for the entire world . Let’s hope that we Indians also learn something from our neighbour and start giving more importance to the happiness and well being of countries citizens and environment .


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