Sunday, March 28, 2010

Earth Hour in Lahore

 Yesterday's Earth Hour went largely unnoticed due to lack of awareness amongst the public.Earth Hour serves as a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights at 8:30pm (local time) and joined together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

However, the phenomenon of blackouts is something the people of Pakistan are only too accustomed with. The increasing load shedding has already made lives miserable before even the arrival of the summers. Consequently, the majority of people – those who had power supply at 8:30pm  did not pay heed to the global call and kept their lights turned on. In our area, lights were off from 8:00pm to 12 midnight because of power outage.We only have 14 hours  of electricity yesterday. Citizens of Pakistan in their remarks said that they were facing "more than 15 hours as earth hours daily"  therefore it did not suit them to celebrate it.They urged the government to solve the issue of electricity shortage and only then the event should be celebrated.

Sharing to you a joke on Earth Hour:
                          When asked about the Earth Hour celebrations, a commuter at Kalma Chowk said, “Observing the Earth Hour is a pass time of the privileged and those who do not have any worries in their lives. I have barely had 6 hours of power supply during the last 24 hours and the concept of switching off lights is a joke in the country’s present circumstances.


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