Bhutan – World’s Greenest Country Planted 108,000 Trees To Celebrate Newborn Prince
Bhutan, the world’s greenest country, planted 108,000 trees to celebrate the newborn Prince, the first Royal child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema.
Bhutan is known for being the greenest and most eco-friendly country in the world and it also has the title of world’s happiest country, based on a population study regarding quality of life and happiness.
Planting 108,000 trees to celebrate and commemorate the birth of the Royal Family’s first Prince is certainly one very green and nature-friendly way to mark an important moment. The Bhutanese are very well connected to nature and to their mother land and this is why they take such good care of it.
Being green is not just a social thing. It’s also stated in Bhutan’s constitution. The country has a law stipulating that 60% of the country should remain forested at all times. “In Buddhism, a tree is the provider and nourisher of all life forms,’ said Tenzin Lekphell, coordinator of this wonderful initiative. ‘It symbolizes longevity, health, beauty and even compassion.” he added.
Bhutan also set a Guinness World Record in 2015 for planting 50,000 trees in just one hour! Can you imagine how the world would look like if every country had such nature preservation laws?
This is what makes Bhutan and the Bhutanese so great! They love their country, they love their Royal Family and they cherish the land they walk on and live off. We should really take note of what is happening in Bhutan and by spreading the word, maybe we will influence more and more people in our countries to do the same.
If you’re still not convinced that Bhutan is the happiest country in the world, take a close look at this very interesting and amazing article covering the Asian country and all of its unique laws and initiatives.