Tonight at 8.30pm, many people will turn off the lights and observe Earth Hour — an hour dedicated to save resources. And while some may just take a stroll or sleep or sit and meditate during that hour of ‘illuminated darkness’, the youth of saddi dilli plan to make it fun!
Swati Meena, a final year DU student says, “I would be having a bonfire party on the roof with friends — a singing and dancing sort of a thing. We are also planning to play poker in the candlelight”.
Drummer Karan Singh has a gig scheduled after the Earth Hour at Boogaloos, Green Park with his band PeterCat Recording Company, so during the hour, they will sing songs and play instruments that do not consume power while sitting on the pavement of the market.
While Ashmit Malik, a student of photography at Triveni Kala Mandir plans a candle light dinner with family, Niyanta Puri of Pearl Academy of Design will go for a long drive with hers, and enjoy chuski at India Gate.
Hostelers too are game for it. “I’ll switch off and play dark room with friends,” says Monika Ahlawat of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology.
Schools and colleges are playing their part by creating awareness by organising special assemblies and putting up posters.
With fewer cars out on roads, and possibly less noise, it would be an hour of peace and quiet. So go Delhi, do your bit to save the earth.
Story behind Earth Hour
Earth Hour was conceived by WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007; many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008. Earth Hour 2011 will take place on March 26, 2011 (today) from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm, at participants’ respective local time.