The Earth Hour Festival brings the best from the conservation space to create the Biggest Hour for Earth; Ananya Panday joins the movement

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20 March 2024
WWF-India will host the day-long Earth Hour Festival on 23rd March 2024, starting at 10:00 am. Register here
Key attractions: Anjolie Ela Menon, the celebrated contemporary artist, will conduct a Live Painting Masterclass; a Visual Storytelling session with Latika Nath, also called the Tiger Princess of India; a screening of the Academy and BAFTA awards-nominated film All that Breathes.
The Earth Hour Festival to host an exclusive panel discussion, “Adapting to a Changing Planet’ with Naina Lal Kidwai, Soumitra Dasgupta, Shloka Nath & Bahar Dutt.
New Delhi, 20th March 2024: Ananya Panday invites everyone to be part of the largest global environmental movement, Earth Hour. She joins WWF-India as Goodwill Ambassador for Earth Hour India 2024 and shares, “Earth Hour 2024 is our chance to go beyond the iconic and symbolic switch off the lights and Give an hour for Earth. I’m giving an hour for Earth by planning more outdoor ventures to reconnect with the planet. Join me during this Earth Hour to take the tiny first steps towards living a more sustainable life. Be at the Earth Hour Festival on 23rd March at WWF-India HQ and witness the day-long event, full of sustainability and fun.”
The Earth Hour Festival is a day-long affair that includes conversations, art, food, photography, Oscar-nominated film screenings, and much more. This first-ever all-day conservation festival is part of WWF-India's efforts to turn a single Earth Hour into thousands of hours of action and awareness.
Join renowned artist Anjolie Ela Menon for an enriching live Painting Masterclass. Born in 1940, Anjolie Ela Menon is a celebrated contemporary artist known for her distinctive style and contribution to contemporary Indian art. Her work often combines realism with a touch of mysticism, creating a unique visual language. Participants of the festival will have the opportunity to paint alongside Menon as she creates one of her beloved animal motifs, a recurring theme in her iconic artworks. Don't miss this unique chance to connect with nature through art from 1:00-2:30 pm on 23rd March.
Wildlife photography is a great way to reconnect with the planet and every creature we share it with. Meet Latika Nath, also called the Tiger Princess of India, and Ismail Shariff, popularly known as the Snow Leopard Man of India, as they share insights into photographing elusive big cats. Join the Earth Hour Festival at the WWF-India office in New Delhi on 23rd March for an interactive session with Nath and Shariff.
The Earth Hour Festival will have an exclusive screening of ‘All That Breathes’, followed by an interaction with the producer, Aman Mann, and the human subjects of the documentary. The film received nominations at the 2023 Academy and BAFTA awards; it won awards at Cannes, Sundance, BFI London, IDA and Cinema Eye, and 24 other film festivals.
Other key attractions of the festival include an exclusive conversation between book authors Gargi Rawat and Neha Sinha, and a Nature Art Workshop that will help participants in observing the wonders of the natural world with an artist’s eye and expressing them on the page—with a pencil and watercolours alike—by Richa Kedia.
Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary-General and CEO of WWF-India, said, “WWF-India is hosting an exclusive Earth Hour Festival on 23rd March 2024, a day-long event on conservation, environment and sustainability, at its headquarters in New Delhi. Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots environment movement that urges everyone to spend 60 minutes for the planet’s future. The Earth Hour Festival intends to reinforce the campaign’s unique message that can make a significant difference to the health of the planet.”
Note to editors
PV Sindhu, Dia Mirza, Dulquer Salmaan joins WWF-India as ‘Goodwill Ambassadors Earth Hour India 2024’
The Earth Hour India anthem, “Rahee Re” composed by Shantanu Moitra and vocals by Papon
The Earth Hour Champions: Sudarsan Pattnaik, Ranveer Brar, Peepal Baba, Radhika Khandelwal and Shivang Mehta lend their support for celebrating the Biggest Hour for Earth.

The Hour Bank, the new online interactive tool of Earth Hour, invites everyone, everywhere, to find the most enjoyable ways to give an hour for Earth. Whether it is a mindful walk through the woods, cooking a sustainable dish, learning to grow veggies, or engaging in a home scavenger hunt to identify and swap out unsustainable products with eco-friendly alternatives, there are myriad options to choose from. The Hour Bank provides a list of activities and events based on participants' lifestyle interests and preferences, from food and fitness to art and entertainment.

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