Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the Ozone Day celebration for Bhutan

The celebration was organised by the National Environment Commission and a Message from Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen was unveiled at the event on 4th November 2014

“The preservation of the ozone layer remains one of our most crucial endeavors – to safeguard that which restricts the harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun, thereby protecting all life on our fragile planet. Bhutan remains steadfast and resolute in the imperative goal of ozone layer protection.”

At the event, Her Majesty launched the Water Regulation of Bhutan 2014.

The Water Regulation of Bhutan outlines the responsibilities of various organizations involved in the management of water in Bhutan, and will come into effect from January 2015. The Water Act of Bhutan was passed in 2011, and required that a Water Regulation document be drawn up.

Her Majesty also launched the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) program. The NEC in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Reigional Office for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok initiated the SCP program in Bhutan. The program will initiate several activities, such as mainstreaming SCP policies and programs and including it in education and tourism sectors, as well as reducing the use of paper in operations and encouraging green public procurement.

Students from the Special Education Needs Unit of Changangkha School performed the Ozone Song and a dance at the event.

On the same day HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck graced the inauguration of the newly built Dzongkhag Court of Lhuentse today. The programme included offering of Tashi Dzegay to HRH the Gyaltshab, Tashi Ngasoel of the new Court and cultural programme.

HRH met with more than 1000 people from the neighbouring areas, and granted Tokha to them from His Majesty The King. The local people offered Tshogchang.

The new court was funded by the Royal Government of Bhutan. The construction started in November 2011 and was completed in May 2014.

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