Residents of VR 32, Unit 6 in the City of Bhubaeswar joined orissamatters.com in observing Earth Hour 2009 on 28 March 2009 at the designated time from 8.30 to 9.30 in the night.
All electric appliances were put off and importance of the Earth Hour was discussed with Prof. Sabitarani Kanungo in the chair. The mission has a major role to play in saving our planet from climatic disasters and to wake up peoples to do their best for reduction of global warming, said Subhas Chandra Pattanayak.
In the media, when Orissa’s latest broad sheet The Khabara gave central place to the appeal highlighted by orissamatters by translating its presentation with due acknowledgment, the oldest newspaper, The Samaj, supported the cause through an editorial.
Er. Nagendranath Mohaptra, initiator of observation of Earth Hour in Orissa was encouraged by the unreserved cooperation to the cause by eminent persons.