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Vishy Anand becomes the Education Ambassador of WWF India

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/04/2020

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of WWF in India, the seven-time World Champion Vishy Anand announced last week on his twitter that he has become the Education Ambassador of World Wild Fund for Nature India. His aim as the ambassador is to bring the youth closer to the nature. On Earth Day, the legend mentioned about reconnecting with nature and protecting the environment for future generations. This is not only a great news for everyone concerned about the environment but also for the chess universe as Anand once again shows the way to become a champion off the board and make a positive contribution to the society. Photo: Amruta Mokal

Vishy Anand inspires youth to bring closer to the nature

The seven-time World Champion Vishy Anand tweeted last week that he has become the Education Ambassador of World Wild Fund for Nature India on the 50th anniversary of WWF in India. Anand tweeted - Sharing my inspired move! Folded hands Growing up in water stressed Chennai I learnt a lesson - it’s absolutely critical to conserve natural resources, we owe it to our future generations! I've joined WWFINDIA as the education ambassador. Our aim is to bring youth closer to nature.

Vishy Anand makes an inspired move | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Here is the tweet by the maestro:

Vishy Anand has always been trying to edify people about the environment. This is what he had to say in 2009

Anand talks about the importance of environment in 2009 | Video: NDTV

WWF India facebook page announced the new collaboration

On Earth day, Anand tweeted about reconnecting with the nature and protecting the environment for future generations.

Vishy Anand not only inspires us with his moves and ideas inside the 64-squares, but also with his thoughtful moves outside of the board which concerns a greater part of our universe.


Vishy Anand, like Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova, is part of "The Foundation" in India and gifted his World Championship (Match) medal to Equation.

"As a child I thought becoming World Champion would be a very cool thing. In Bonn when I won the World Championship for the third time I had a feeling of complete satisfaction. I had won the title now in every possible format. I was one of the sport’s legends. Now even the sternest critics would have to really think of what to say about me! I am very happy this medal will be used to foster equality. We win medals but here we are winning hearts and smiles. I wish the Foundation and Rahul Bose all the very best."


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A major part of this article is sourced from Arne Kaehler's article

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