GUWAHATI, April 1 - As a small step towards conserving Nature, Akshar, a city-based charitable school at 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 supplements formal education with vocational training, business incubation and community development.
Prof Alaka Sarma, founder of Akshar School, said about the development, �I am very happy to say that our entire school, including its water pump, is now running on clean and green solar energy. As the world was celebrating Earth Hour, it is very symbolic that we switched over to green energy on that day itself.�
Earth Hour is a global movement that encourages people to conserve power.
According to Parmita Nagen Sarma, co-founder and associate director of Akshar, the initiative was 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. We are trying to do our bit here,� she added.
Famous monuments across the world also observed Earth Hour by switching off the lights. Keeping in mind the 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 planet.