Thousands of people across the country joined the global community by switching off extra lights in private and government buildings on Saturday evening to mark Earth Hour 2016.
The Rashtrapati Bhawan, before and after the lights were turned off (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Visitors to and residents of New Delhi saw several of the capital’s most iconic public buildings plunge into darkness, such as Rashtrapati Bhawan, North Block, India Gate and Rajpath.
North Block goes dark as the capital marks Earth Hour (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
In Mumbai several government and private buildings, public landmarks as well as common citizens contributed to ‘cooling’ the Earth by switching off lights for an hour between 830PM and 930PM.
The lights of India Gate provide some illumination on a dark Rajpath (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Those who participated included several celebrities, film and television stars, industrialists and common people in the global initiative of the WWF which turns 10 this year.
This year, the WWF is also promoting ‘clean and green country’ with multiple solar energy reforms following the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015.
Millions of people from 178 countries and territories are taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour this year, with landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Taipei 101 and the Empire State Building plunging into darkness.
(With inputs from agencies)