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Switch off lights on this Earth Hour, Watch the Indo-Pak match with neighbours instead

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What started in August,2014 as a project called ‘You’re wonderful;’ is now on the verge on being configured into an NGO that aims at rescuing people, especially teenagers from the abyss of anxiety and depression, that if not taken care of, might culminate in self-harm and even suicide.

A team of enthusiastic individuals at YWP redresses the people on friendly terms, making them realize that they are infact, wonderful. The project has recently collaborated with WWF for the upcoming Earth Hour 2016 Campaign which is set to launch on 19th March.

The movement that initially took off as ‘one hour of switching off lights across the globe could have a cumulative impact in saving energy’, later on went beyond the one hour ideology and focused on more things such as use of renewable energy and saving resources which is denoted by the ‘+’ in 60+ Earth Hour logo. This year, Earth Hour India focuses on Solar Energy and WWF has partnered with YWP.

The current Earth Hour team being run by You’re Wonderful Project has 3 Core Committee heads who have  28 Core Team members who in turn handle 10 zones around Delhi NCR, with a total of 350+ volunteers. Interestingly, the volunteers are approaching all the RWAs(Resident Welfare Associations) across Delhi NCR and requesting them to set up a projector so that the whole Society can enjoy the Indo-Pak match on the 19th and can switch off all the non essential lights at home.

The Nukkad Natak and the Flash Mob teams perform regular drives on the important environmental issues. The face painting team spreads awareness by painting pandas on people’s faces. With Shikhar Dhawan as their Brand Ambassador and a website for mass-involvement, the efforts of the project clearly stand out. WWF India is also organising a Cyclothon and walkathon on 19th march morning, symbolising  ‘Pedal for the planet’ or ‘Chalo Paidal’ for the planet.

Picture Credits: Team You’re Wonderful Project 

Shreya Srivastava

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