Sunday, March 28, 2010

Vanquishing 60...........!!

Energy saved=Energy conserved..
Heard abt it??It’s the prime tag line of the EARTH HOUR..Earth hour, for all those who r incognizant of this term, is a global event organized by WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) and is held on the last Saturday of march annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change..Its logo is 60 written wit the map of the world..This started in the year 2007 at Sydney in Australia..This year yesterday from 8:30 to 9:30 was the earth hour..
This is something in which, I saw a lotta awareness among us..By Us I mean the YOUTH..I really liked it wen I saw that the youth is really concerned abt this..Guys were awaiting this hour from sundown itself..Guys were talking abt it and seemed concerned even..For the first time we were waiting eagerly for darkness..अँधेरा कायम रहे..!!It was observed in our college hostels even..We observed it by gathering together in front of our hostels and then lighting candles and forming 60 by standing in the formation and then even placing candles on the ground forming 60..It looked superb..The initiative was taken up by some guys in the environment club and thus it came into practicality..Although we were supposed to switch off the lights but still many lights were on..People dint switch them off for a full hour but still the darkness for a few minutes was worth a watch..
The one thing that was a bit of a worry that people were CELEBRATING it..It is not a celebration..We need to jst OBSERVE the day..The next thing that was rousing concern was that mostly the youth is concerned abt this..The elders dint show much participation in this..We were not allowed to switch off the electricity controls from the mains by our hostel officials..They were least concerned and on top they were asking us to clear off the area as they dint want any commotion..On top they were even advising us to call up the fire brigade in case the candles flared up and they needed to be doused..None of them even knew wat was going on and for wat reason..They dint show any moral responsibility or eagerness to ward off their ignorance on the subject..They dint even participate..Moreover, were asking us to get permission from the higher authorities and trying to demoralize us..
But all in all earth day was observed in our college hostels wit slogans like “U can while away so much time but cant u jst give away one hour...!”We did vanquish over darkness to conserve energy..I personally hope so this should be widespread jst like the jungle fires so that next year more and more people participate and help to save energy..It should be us, the youth, who can make the elderly aware of their ignorance so that the following year they follow suit along wit us at the drop of a hat..

Jaishree Ram,


  1. it was nice to know that u guys observed the earth day.its very important for the youth to participate in such events because we are the future and we should secure our has motivated me also to take part actively in such events

  2. dont you think it is slightly ironical that you're burning that many candles in earth hour?

    it would have been as effective without the candles... :)

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