Delhi to Join World Cities in Observing ‘Earth Hour’ on Saturday

New Delhi will join other world cities tomorrow in observing the ‘Earth Hour’ by turning off the lights for one hour from 8.30 to 9.30 pm, said media reports.

It may be mentioned that the annual ‘Earth Hour’ initiative organized by World Wide Fund for Nature which has 50 million supporters across the globe a network in over 100 countries has emerged as one of the largest global campaigns to combat climate change.

Promising support to the initiative, the city government initiated a campaign and urged people to observe the event by switching off the lights and electrical appliances for an hour on Saturday.

“I appeal to all the residents to observe the Earth Hour tomorrow. We have already launched a campaign to make the event a great success,” Delhi Environment Secretary Dharmendra was quoted as saying.

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