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Earth Hour: Lights turned off in monuments in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata to conserve energy (WATCH)

Rashtrapati Bhawan and Akshardham temple in Delhi, Kolkata’s Howrah bridge and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus were among some renowned places where lights were turned off for the Earth Hour.

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New Delhi: Earth Hour was observed across the globe on March 25 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The lights at historic monuments and sites across Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata were switched off to conserve energy. The event is observed annually on the last Saturday of March to conserve energy and spread awareness about it.

Rashtrapati Bhawan and Akshardham temple in Delhi, Kolkata’s Howrah bridge and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus were among some renowned places where lights were turned off for the Earth Hour. The monuments emmitting huge amount of light were turned dark.

Videos of these monuments were shared by netizens on social media while news agency ANI also shared some of them.

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour encourages everyone to turn off all lights and electrical appliances at their places for an hour to promote energy conservation. It is a medium to spread awareness of climate change challenges faced by humankind. Governments take part in it by switching off the lights at monumental sites. It is a symbolic act and is also known as the ‘lights off’ moment.

Being a global phenomenon, it unites people worldwide to show support for the planet. Climate change is a big issue faced by all of us and with Earth’s temperature rising, such initiatives serve as a reminder to conserve what we have.

While the lights and electricity are switched off for an hour, it is encouraged that people come together, cook and spend time with their loved ones.

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