There will be no display of fireworks during the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Hangzhou, on September 23. “The opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games will break the tradition of having fireworks performance, as we are sticking to a green philosophy in hosting the event,” said Sha Xiaolan, the general director of the games’ opening ceremony.
“As we want to reduce the carbon emissions as much as possible, so we have decided to cut the fireworks performances,” Sha said.
“The most important thing is that we want to spread our philosophy of environmental protection, and that’s why we finally made the decision,” Sha added.
The Asian Games will be officially inaugurated on September 23.
India is sending a contingent of 655 athletes who will participate in 39 sporting disciplines.