Dhanush requests Chennaiites to adhere to Earth Hour for this year

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Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012

Dhanush requests Chennaiites to adhere to Earth Hour for this year

The annual event, earth hour being conducted every March end on Saturdays on behalf of the world wild fund is to be conducted the coming Saturday (31.03.12).  A request has been made that all electric lamps be turned off for 1 hour from 8.30 to 9.30 during the night.  Actor Dhanush spoke regarding this in a press meet.  Here are excerpts from his address.

 ‘Every year the earth hour is being adhered to.  For this year the earth hour is from 8.30 to 9.30 in the night on 31.03.12.  Cities in India as Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore are participating.  The city complying with the earth hour would be award title ‘Earth Hour Champion’. 

 ‘Chennai should win the title.  Chennai people should support the cause’ said Dhanush.

The World Wild Fund is conducting the Earth Hour since 2007.  A call would be made to commercial organizations, residences all over the world to turn off lamps for one hour.  The event is conducted to create awareness amidst countries about the change of climate across the globe. 

The Earth Hour was conducted in 2008 in 400 cities all over the world.  Five crore people participated.  The lamps in Sydney, Rome and Antarctica were turned off fully. In 2009, lakhs of people from 4000 cities participated in the event.  In 2010, 5 crore people from 100 countries participated.  In 2011, 1.8 billion people from 5200 cities in 135 countries participated.  

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