Akshar goes Green as the World Celebrated Earth Hour
GUWAHATI, 1 April 2019:
As a small step towards conserving nature, Akshar, a city
based charitable school in Pamohi has entirely switched over
to the use of solar energy on a significant day when the
entire world was observing Earth Hour on Saturday. Akshar
Foundation is a registered public charitable trust engaged
in poverty eradication through operation of school that
supplement formal education with vocational training,
business incubation, and community development.
Prof (Dr) Alaka Sarma, founder of Akshar school said, “I am
very happy to say that our entire school including water
pump is now running on clean and green solar energy. As the
world is celebrating earth hour, it is very symbolic that we
switched over to green energy on this day”. Earth Hour is a
global movement that encourages people to conserve power.
People were encouraged to switch off the lights for half an
hour from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday, their local time.
Famous monuments across the world also observed Earth Hour
by switching off the lights. Keeping in mind environment and
climate change, people are encouraged to switch off
unnecessary lights and appliances like fridges, freezers,
hot water cylinders, lights, and dryers to conserve energy.
Earth Hour is also an opportunity to focus on long-term
changes that everyone can make to do their part for the
According to Parmita Nagen Sarma, Co-Founder & Associate
Director of Akshar, “This is a humble contribution by Akshar
with a pledge to protect the environment. The global Earth
Hour campaign aims to raise awareness about the impact of
climate change.” The event started in Australia in 2007 and
is now observed by participants in over 180 of countries.
Individuals, businesses and cities and territories worldwide
joined Earth Hour 2019 to speak up for nature and inspire
urgent action for the environment.