Earth Hour Celebration

Earth hour has developed into one of the world’s major environmental grassroots campaigns. Earth hour is about more than simply turning off the lights. By leveraging the strength of the public and social action. It has been tool for positive environmental effects, to inspire substantial policy reforms. Every year on the last Sunday in March, millions of people in over 180 countries and territories participate in Earth Hour by turning off their lights to express respect for our world.

Commemorating the Earth Hour 2021, First ever national Rovers Scouts of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) organized an event for the first time in its history, on the 27th March 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Earth Hour 2021 was the first ever virtual spotlight.

Switching off lights and lighting of lanterns and candles, the event started with a speech on, “Our Responsibility towards Global Warming” By the keynote speaker, Mr Supun Lahiru Prakash, president of biodiversity Conservation and research Circle. The responsibility of Scouts to save the planet was discussed via an open discussion

Major General MP Peiris RWS RWP RSP USP VSV ndc psc, the Vice Chancellor of KDU and the Chief Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Association, Graced the event as the Chief Guest.

The following distinguished guests also attend this event: Mr Prabath Kularathna, Assistant Chief Commissioner in charge of Media public Relations and Better World Framework of Sri Lanka Scout Association; and Dr Asanka Eriyawa, headquarters Commissioner, Better world Framework of Sri Lanka Scout Association.