GOING GREEN INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL FIREWORKS-FREE OPENING CEREMONY
The opening ceremony of the 19th Hangzhou Summer Asian Games, which kicks off on March 23, will not feature the traditional fireworks display that marks the start of the Games and sets the stage for festivities That’s because the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee has abandoned tradition in favor of going green. In a post on its website on Monday, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee highlighted a statement made two days earlier by Opening Ceremony General Manager Siaolan that there would be no fireworks. “In order to uphold the principle of the green philosophy (putting the environment first), we will break with the tradition of the opening ceremony fireworks display,” Siaolan said during the opening ceremony at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.” We made this decision because we believe it is important to spread our philosophy of environmental protection widely,” he said, adding that the fireworks were chosen to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible. Instead of fireworks, audiences will be treated to performances that utilize digital technology under the theme of “people, beauty, and inspiration. Siaolan is confident that audiences will enjoy the stunning visuals 카지노사이트 and feel the emotional atmosphere of the opening ceremony.