Raahgirians to observe Earth Hour

Raahgirians to observe Earth Hour
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Raahgiri has become a platform for many NGOs and community organisations to create awareness on alarming issues. As the world stands at a climate crossroads, it is powerful yet humbling to think that our actions today will decide what tomorrow will look like for generations to come.

Raahgiri has become a platform for many NGOs and community organisations to create awareness on alarming issues. As the world stands at a climate crossroads, it is powerful yet humbling to think that our actions today will decide what tomorrow will look like for generations to come.

On the 61st week at Raahgiri, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) conducted events and activities on energy conservation and appealed to people to observe Earth Hour on March 19 along with the world. As part of the campaign, people will be asked to switch off lights at 8.30 pm for an hour.

The event saw the presence of Dr Kalyana Chakravarthy, DG, EPTRI, Farida Tampal, State Director of WWF India, Ramesh Loganathan, President HYSEA and Bharani Kumar Aroll, Secretary, SCSC.

It was the hottest winter Hyderabad experienced this year and we can see gloom for this summer. The water situation is alarming as well. There will be severe demand on Power. In light of recent increasing effects of global warming, it is important to conserve natural resources.

“We are seeing a huge participation of NGOs, Government departments, corporates at Raahgiri who are trying to create awareness on issues. This is a great trend where the event logistics cost would be much lesser, but the focus is large people participation and bringing a real change.

We preparing an events calendar for the next six months in association so that it will be a great impact on the society,” said Prashanth Kumar Bachu, WRI India.

Other events included cycling by CYKUL, Zumba by Abhimanika, Bollydazz by The Gang, rock band by Rootz, Street Bowl out by SVM, fitness corner by Fitzop, street games by Naavigo and flash mob dance by ICFAI and JNTU students.

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