English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 14, 2017

Creating something out of nothing


Aug 27, 2010

Waste management in urban areas has been a continuing problem. To further educate the people on this, students and youth volunteers got together, creating something out of nothing. With assistance from the Thimphu City Corporation and other stake holders, they organised an Art Festival featuring products made from wastes.

The ‘Young Zoom Art Exhibition’ at the Clock Tower Square featured various products such as waste bins, mats, hand gloves and other decorative items all made from wastes.

Organisers say they used about three truckloads of waste to make the display possible.

Inaugurating the festival, the Minister of Works and Human Settlement said it was a worthwhile initiative and appreciated both adults and children involved in this creative job.

Lyonpo also said waste management was one of the major concerns for the government.

The founder of Voluntary Artists Studio, Asha Karma, said this was initiated to make people realise the ill-effect of unmanaged waste both on the environment and people’s health.

Dhan Maya, 27, a National Work Force labourer from Dagana who has been making products out of plastic wastes was also invited to the festival. BBS earlier ran a story on her initiative (Read Story).

The Young Zoom on Garbage Art festival will be on till Sunday.

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