Published On: Sat, Mar 26th, 2011

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World celebrates Earth Hour on March 26

Earth Hour: Delhi switches off lights, saves 296 MW power

Households, shops and offices across the capital city voluntarily switched off lights for an hour as the clock struck 8.30 pm Saturday and saved 296 MW power as part of the third edition of Earth Hour, a global initiative on climate change.

The participation in the drive, however, was patchy in the city due to ignorance among people. Also, a majority of commercial establishments, including malls and markets, could be seen illuminated brightly.

Bollywood star Vidya Balan who is this year’s cause ambassador was also present at the event.

Earth Hour:

Earth Hour is the world’s largest environmental movement which encourages individuals, businesses and communities around the world to turn off their lights for one hour on March 26 at 8.30 p.m. local time in a bid to raise awareness on climate change.

Delhiites came in droves to witness the event and were enthralled by the performances. Colourful balloons were released in the sky as soon as the lights were switched off and the lead singer of Euphoria, Palash Sen began singing.

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