Chess Legend Viswanathan Anand named ambassador of WWF India
On April 17, 2020, the Chess legend Viswanathan Anand was named the ambassador of World Wide Fund India. He has joined the organization for its environment education programme.
The environment education programme was started in 1976. It undertakes initiatives to reach out to youth, school children and citizens in the country. The main aim of the programme is to create problem solvers, critical thinkers and environmentally conscious individuals.
It reaches out to 5 lakh children and 2000 schools.
World Wide Fund
The WWF is an international NGO that was founded in 1961. It is the largest conservation organization in the world with more than 5 million supporters. The organization has so far invested 1 billion USD in more than 12,000 conservation initiatives.
He is an Indian Chess Grandmaster. HE has won the world Chess champion multiple times. He was the first chess grandmaster from India. He won the FIDE World chess championship continuously between 2000 and 2002 and was the first Asian to achieve this.
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