New Delhi :
On March 19, the world celebrated Earth Hour 2016. Lights went out not just over India but all over the world. Millions of people in record 178 countries switched off their lights at 8:30 PM to mark the idea i.e. a demonstration to stop climate change escalating out of control.
Some 366 landmarks around the world - ranging from the Sydney Opera House to Big Ben, from the Gherkin in London to the Colosseum in Rome, from Salisbury Cathedral to the Empire State Building - went dark last night.
But is it just an idea or much more. Are we trapped in the celebration concept, ignoring the actual problem and actually limiting ourselves to the fancy part?
May be, may be not! The event has been celebrated for 10 years in row signifying a change when Paris Climate Summit was finally signed giving the world an unexpectedly ambitious agreement, but is that enough.
Deals and agreements, well since when contracts became the proof of real life work.
Shifting the pattern from global to home level, what are the initiatives we are taking to curb pollution and prevent climate change.
Are we switching off the ACs, or trying the medium of cycle and public conveyance for transportation.
On global level, there is needed much more participation than observing one day for the feel and occasion. We say lets us give a hand to share the path of celebrating the event everyday.
Happy Earth Hour everyday!
Rashtrapati Bhavan during Earth Hour yesterday pic.twitter.com/yXeca3ZGPY— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) March 20, 2016