Gurgaon residents turn off the switch to spread light
Expressing solidarity with the anti-corruption campaign launched by social activist Anna Hazare in Delhi, various resident groups have given a call to turn off lights for 10 minutes daily at 8pm starting April 7. Sanjeev K Ahuja reports.india Updated: Apr 08, 2011 00:38 IST
Expressing solidarity with the anti-corruption campaign launched by social activist Anna Hazare in Delhi, various resident groups have given a call to turn off lights for 10 minutes daily at 8pm starting April 7.
The representatives of a number of RWAs and social groups have been spreading the appeal using several modes of communication including social networking websites such as Facebook.
This move will continue till Hazare carries on with the crusade, said the residents who have been visiting Jantar Mantar, the focal point of the protest, for the past three days.
Resident associations such as Joint Action Forum of RWAs (JAFRA), I Am Gurgaon and Mission Gurgaon Development (MGD) have given a call to the people to switch off lights in their houses for 5-10 minutes at 8pm on Thursday to express support to Hazare.
Nisha Singh, a representative of ]MGD, said that a large number of people from Gurgaon had been supporting the movement and joining Hazare at Jantar Mantar for the last two days. “We have given a call on Thursday asking the people to switch off the lights in support of the noble cause,” she added.
“As we all can not go to Jantar Mantar to show our support to Anna Hazare, we would like to show our solidarity by switching off all our house lights at 8pm every day for 10 minutes till the matter is satisfactorily resolved,” Kishore Asthana of JAFRA said.
“If you find it inconvenient to switch off the lights for 10 minutes, at least do it for a token 5 minutes,” Asthana, a resident of Sushatnt Lok, added.
Shalini Wiz, a resident, said that people would gather at Galleria Market between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in in DLF City to light candles.