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Riding bicycles to office

Aug 31, 2010

Civil servants and teachers in Haa have come up with a new initiative to ride bicycle to their offices and schools instead of cars. Such programmes were aimed to reduce air pollution and to encourage healthy living.

Eight civil servants procured bicycles through the Dzongkhag Education Sector. Every morning and evening the group of eight civil servants is seen riding their bicycle to and from their office.

According to the Dzongkhag Education Officer, Sonam Tenzin, the idea would help reduce air pollution and safeguard the environment. “This will also help in achieving the goals of Gross National Happiness.”

He added that more civil servants are showing interest to buy bicycles.

The cycles are bought from the neighboring border town of Siliguri in India. It cost Nu. 8,000 for a bicycle.

This environment friendly cycling initiative was inaugurated on Sunday.

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