Chennai, Aug 8 (UNI) Several parts of the city today plunged into darkness and fell silent as the residents switched off the lights at 2000 hrs to create awareness on Global Warming and its alarming effects.
In some areas, the lights remained switched off for eight minutes and eight seconds, coinciding with today's date, 08-08-08, as part of the campaign to arrest Global warming.
The Exnora International has given a call to spread the awareness on Global warming by coming out with a campaign, requesting the public to switch off power between at 2000 hrs.
The lights in Raj Bhavan were put off at 2000 hrs for eight minutes and eight seconds, as per the orders of Governor S S Barnala, a Raj Bhavan release here said.
The Governor has ordered to switch off the lights in support of the call given by Exnora International, the release added.
It is high time an awakening was created among the people from all walks of life on the root causes for Global warming and their contribution to reduce the carbon emmissions.
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