Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities gave become the unspoken Gods of the country. The kind of devotion the public worships them with is something beyond the level of understanding. One of the best ways in which Bollywood is affecting their lives is by spreading awareness about some of the most crucial concerns of the society.
Two amongst the few celebrities basking on the glory of their tremendous career in Bollywood are Actors Umesh Pherwani and Hrishitta Bhatt who came forth in order to launch Solar Lanterns and spread awareness about them.
Proud to be a part of such an initiative, Umesh Pherwani says “We as celebrities have the power to reach out to the maximum no. of people hence why not use this as an asset and spread awareness about some essential concerns of the society and take the necessary steps towards the eradication of the problems. I am absolutely privileged to be considered for this cause and propel the people to join hands and participate and do their bit”.
Honored to be a part of the initiative Hrishitta Bhatt says “We need to be the change we want to see. We ourselves need to take mandatory steps to overcome the issues that prevail on the environment front. Every citizen of the country should hold a vision of better tomorrow and do their smallest bit, because every bit counts. I am privileged to be chosen for the launch of Solar Lantern, it will surely do benefit to the society”.
Not many from the city took part in the global 60+ Earth Hour, under which lights were to be put out between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm to save energy. The city managed to save only 40 MW, according to the data obtained by Tata Power officials using the power system control centre.
While Tata Power consumers saved 14 MW, Reliance Energy consumers from the suburbs saved 8 MW, much lower than last year’s 14.5 MW. There was no data available on the energy saved by the BEST.
However, not everyone ignored the initiative. Three hundred people along with Actors Umesh Pherwani and Hrishitta Bhatt took part in a candle-light vigil organized by the Young Environmentalists Programme and launched Solar Lanterns, a not-for-profit.
Bollywood celebrities have been long known for promoting awareness and supporting social causes that need immediate attention.