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Earth Hour 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik Appeals to join and switch off lights for one hour

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the people of Odisha to join the global movement against climate change by observing Earth Hour, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about environmental conservation and energy efficiency.

Taking to social media platform X, Chief Minister Patnaik issued a heartfelt appeal to all residents of Odisha, urging them to participate in the global effort to combat climate change. “Joining Earth Hour, I will switch off all lights at Naveen Niwas from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm today. Appeal all to join the global movement to conserve electricity and reduce global warming for a sustainable Earth, the unique home we share,” he stated in his post.

Earth Hour, observed annually on the last Saturday of March, is a symbolic gesture of solidarity with the planet, where individuals, communities, and businesses worldwide turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time. This year marks the 18th edition of the global event, themed “Uniting for Our One Shared Home,” highlighting the interconnectedness of all inhabitants of Earth and the collective responsibility to safeguard our natural world.

The initiative aims to inspire action towards environmental sustainability and foster a sense of global unity in addressing the pressing challenges posed by climate change.

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