Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi joined the international community in participating in the world’s biggest environmental event – The Earth Hour – on 29 March 2014 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm . For one hour, Swaminarayan Akshardham supported its continual commitment for environmental conservation by switching off its lights.
In its fifth year of participation, Swaminarayan Akshardham continues to support environmental projects that promote the awareness and education of a cleaner and safer planet.
Around the world, Earth Hour is embraced by the global community, transcending race, culture, age and economics as individuals take leadership in their communities in the pursuit of a cleaner and safer planet.
The purpose of celebrating ‘The Earth Hour’ is to save electrical power, and to take a stand against climate change. The purpose was to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony by reducing light pollution and the carbon footprint.
Across the world, other famous landmarks that dimmed their lights to join in the celebration of the Earth Hour included the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Houses of the British Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the London Eye in Britain, the Empire State Building in New York, the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.