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Watch: Rashtrapati Bhavan, Howrah Bridge Turn Off Lights; India Gate Dims Light To Mark Earth Hour

India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday marked Earth Hour by dimming its lights at 8.30 pm for global action on climate change.

Updated: March 26, 2022 11:31 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Snigdha Choudhury

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The lights at India Gate were dimmed at exact 8.30 pm today (March 26) to mark Earth Hour. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: India on Saturday marked Earth Hour for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, which is being marked around the world, calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that produce carbon gases and lead to global warming.

Cities across India took part in the Earth Hour as historic monuments turned off its lights to mark the global event.

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In a video shared by ANI, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi switched off its light to mark Earth Hour.

In another video, the lights at India Gate were seen being dimmed at exact 8.30 pm today (March 26) to mark Earth Hour.

The decorative lights at Kolkata’s iconic Howrah Bridge were also turned off to observe Earth Hour.

Every year, Earth Hour is celebrated across the world on the last Saturday of March. Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in. Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. The movement engages supporters in more than 190 countries and territories, all taking action to ensure a brighter future for people and the planet.

Earth Hour has also gone far beyond the symbolic action of switching off – it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action.

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