Virbhadra launches Earth hour campaign in HP
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has launched the Earth Hour Signature Campaign of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India.punjab Updated: Mar 17, 2013 13:19 IST
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has launched the Earth Hour Signature Campaign of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India.
On Saturday, he appealed to the residents, business, educational and other institutions and organisations to ensure switching off non-essential lights for one hour March 23, a statement said.
The chief minister also assured to switch off lights of his official residence, Oakover, from 2030 hours to 2130 hours to mark the occasion.
The lights of three iconic buildings of Shimla- Town Hall, Oak Over and Church would also be switched off to mark the occasion.
The WWF had also appealed to the citizens to participate in Earth Hour Campaign by switching off their lights from 2030 hours to 2130 hours on designated date.
Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri and chief secretary S Roy also signed the Earth Hour campaign. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest RK Gupta and other officers were also present on the occasion.
First Published: Mar 17, 2013 10:10 IST