A Moment of Joy and Pride for SynergY group and its founder Simran Vedvyas, a high school student at The Universal American School Dubai to receive an Award of Recognition during Earth Hour 2014 by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Government of Dubai. Receiving the award from Ms. Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications of DEWA, nearly 30 teenage girls got on stage from both the sides to share the moment. In Dubai, UAE Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) marked Earth Hour under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, in partnership with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS).
SynergY comprises of over 500 inspiring and energetic youngsters and continues to grow each passing day. SynergY with its’ brigade of over 100 Youth participated in this event and nearly half of them volunteered since the afternoon to support and manage key interactive areas organized for children, youth and people attending the event from 5 pm onwards. These ranged from cycling zones for healthy living and eco- lifestyle, to bouncing castle and saloon for children, laying out the candles, lighting them, assisting in stage and photography activities. Besides this they had a huge and very inspiring booth during Earth Hour at Business Avenue Park partnering with DEWA to promote the #MakeTheSwitch. The Booth witnessed “a special pledge cloud bubble” where everyone was encouraged to ‘Make a Pledge” and “get photographed”. Visitors also had the opportunity to write messages as “Expressions to save the Environment and Planet Earth”. SynergY has pledged “to continue and promote this through the social media #MakeTheSwitch”. They will shortly be uploading select messages from over 1000 photos taken by the teenagers during the event on their facebook Page- www.facebook.com/CosmoFoundationYouth.
Elated with joy Simran Vedvyas, the founder of SynergY commented, “I am so happy that SynergY Youth Group once again passionately showcased-How much events like Earth Hour mean to the generation today?. I am honored for the second year to receive this award and thank DEWA for providing us with this opportunity. We now look forward to promote #Make the Switch till Earth Hour 2015.”
Over a Billion people in over 7000 cities across the globe observed Earth Hour 2014. Earth Hour is one of the biggest environmental campaigns. Introduced in 2007 in Sydney with 2.2 million people switching off their lights and other non-essential electronics, Earth Hour 2014 marked the eighth year of the campaign.