Shantanu Moitra and Papon come together to create the ‘Earth Hour India 2024’ anthem, highlighting the importance of protecting our planet

Posted on 15 March 2024
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The Earth Hour India anthem, “Rahee Re”, composed by Shantanu Moitra with vocals by Papon, invokes the collective power of individuals and communities in conserving nature and wildlife.
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Earth Hour 2024 will be observed on Saturday, 23rd March, at 8:30 p.m.

New Delhi, 15th March 2024:  Powered by people, Earth Hour is the largest environmental movement in the world. In 2024, Earth Hour once again calls for 60 minutes of global unity around the world in support and celebration of our planet. While landmarks will continue to switch off, individuals are invited to 'Give an hour for Earth' by doing something - anything - positive for the planet while doing something they love.
Joining the movement, WWF-India’s Harmony & Hope Ambassador Shantanu Moitra and leading Bollywood playback singer Papon have created the ‘Earth Hour India 2024 anthem: Rahee Re’.  The song and its music video show the beauty of our natural bounty and emphasises that each of us must strive to protect it.  
Shantanu Moitra shares his experience working on the anthem, “The Earth Hour anthem is the binding force for everyone to be part of this global movement. I want to thank Papon, who has lent his voice to this noble cause. The lyrics, written by Tanveer Ghazi, share the sentiments of people to protect our planet before it is too late."
He further adds, "As the Harmony and Hope Ambassador for WWF-India, I invite you to Give an hour for Earth, spending 60 minutes doing something - anything - positive for our planet, turning into thousands and millions of hours of action and awareness."
Papon, sharing his views, said, "I'm very glad to be part of Earth Hour 2024, having sung the Earth Hour India anthem: Rahee Re. I look forward to millions getting together in support and celebration of our planet this Earth Hour."
Earth Hour has transformed over the years and has taken the messaging to protect and conserve our planet beyond the hour, serving as a beacon of positivity, hope, and inspiration within the environmental movement. It fosters a global community that transcends boundaries, promoting a mindset shift toward sustainability.
Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary-General and CEO, WWF-India, said, “We appreciate and thank Shantanu Moitra and Papon, who have composed the soulful Earth Hour India anthem. The message through the anthem is loud and clear: our positive actions of today, individually and collectively, will lead to a better future for our planet.” 

Composed by Shantanu MoitraLyrics by Tanveer Ghazi
Sung by Papon
Produced & Arranged by Smit and Archit
Mixed & Mastered by Kittu Myakal at Sound Ideas Studio
Video Edited by Aditya Mehrotra
PV Sindhu, Dia Mirza, Dulquer Salmaan joins WWF-India as ‘Goodwill Ambassadors Earth Hour India 2024’
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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