Kohima, March 29: Earth Hour, that began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 as a lights-off event calling communities around the world to fight climate change, is now a world-wide movement, annually uniting people to protect the planet.
The event was observed in Nagaland between 8.30pm and 9.30pm today, along with a pledge to tackle environmental issues.
Earth Hour is observed on the last Saturday every March, encouraging individuals, communities, households, and business establishments to turn off non-essential lights for an hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet and its wellbeing.
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio had appealed for the observation of Earth Hour.
“Let us join millions of people around the world in turning off our lights for 60 minutes to deliver a powerful message on the need for decisive solutions to environmental challenges”, he had said.
Nagaland suffers from acute shortage of power.