Festember social responsibility team conducted its annual Earth Hour event outside Orion, NIT Trichy.
Earth Hour Event
On the 26th of March, 2022, the Festember social responsibility team conducted its annual Earth Hour event outside Orion, NIT Trichy. Sponsored by City Union Bank, the event aims to raise awareness and encourage people to use energy wisely, by turning off all non-essential electric appliances (especially lights) for a period of one hour. This is done as a show of commitment to the planet and its well-being. Over 100 people gathered at the Orion premises for the event.
The event kicked off at around 7:30 PM IST, with the renowned artist Padmashri KK Ramachandra Pulavar and his team enthralling the audience present with two mesmerizing shadow puppetry plays. The first one was a masterful recreation of a scene from the Kambaramayanam, while the second was a short play dedicated to spreading the message of saving energy and other non-renewable natural resources for the future.
The puppetry shows were followed by a candlelight march from Orion to the institute Library as a show of solidarity with the planet. During this time period, the lights on the way from Orion to the library were all switched off, to make way for the multitude of candles spreading their light, and a poignant message. Post the candle-light march, the crowd dispersed for the evening.