About YPL

Climate Change, threat to biodiversity, changing life-styles, increasing pollution level, decreasing availability of water, dying  river systems are not only global issues but affects locally as well. Uttar Pradesh is aggrieved with all the above issues. On one hand we have environment conservation policies and concerned departments doing their tasks, however to address these issues we all need to join hands and work together. In this joint collaboration, role of students as youth is of great significance as they are not only endowed with young energetic and innovative minds but also have the zeal and enthusiasm to bring out innovations, implement positive Hand Print actions for the benefit of all. Secondly if they are made ready to strive for Sustainable development, the coming generation will then surely head towards Sustainable Development.

Understanding the above critical role of students in motivating their own school, neighborhood and larger society to bring about change, Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) is launching the much awaited 'Uttar Pradesh Yuva Paryavaran Leader programme' to create a state wide cadre of motivated young students as Change Agents. The programme aims to inspire confidence and motivation and build the skills and abilities of students by grooming their leadership qualities.

Who can participate?

How to participate?

Note: Online registration both by school and individual student is mandatory


Selection Process

Round 1- Online test
Round 2- Submission of Essay and Project action plan
 Round 3 - Telephonic Interviews

Based on the above 3 rounds 35-45 students will be selected as Yuva Paryavaran Leader for 2014-15 and the result of the same will be announced on 14th August 2014.

 Round 4 - Yuva Paryavaran Leader Summit
 Round 5 -Implementation of Action Project
Round 6 - Jury Process
Round 7 - Felicitation of winners

Time line


Stories of Paryavaran Mitra Young Leader for Change 2013-14
Stories of National level Paryavaran Mitra Young Leader for Change 2012




Q 1. What is Yuva Paryavaran Leader Programme?
A. Yuva Paryavaran Leader programme is a joint initiative of  Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB). The objective of this programme is to create a state wide cadre of motivated young students as Change Agents. The programme aims to inspire confidence and motivation and build the skills and abilities of students by grooming their leadership qualities, to take up issues and challenges which they come across within their school or in nearby communities and come out with solutions.

Q 2. Is there any registration fee or any other charges to participate in the programme?
A. There is no registration fee or any type of cost/charge that a participant has to bear at any stage of the programme. Whatever minimal cost/expenses that a participant has to bear will occur during his/her project implementation phase. Please see a detailed response to this in question number 13.

Q 3. I'm a student studying in class 8. Am I eligible to participate in the programme?
A. Yes, you are eligible to participate in the programme. Students studying in 8-11 classes and in the age group of 13-17 years, residing/studying in Uttar Pradesh and who envisage and want to bring change in their immediate environment such as their school, locality or community are eligible to participate in the programme.
Other eligibility requirements include, that the participant student should be able to participate in the entire selection process and if short-listed be ready to give quality time to implement his/her action project. The participant should also have support of school authorities and a teacher in-charge who is ready to mentor the student during the entire programme.

Q 4. Do I need to register myself through my school?
A. Yes, registration is acceptable only when done through school. Registration involves two step process:
I. Schools need to register themselves to participate in this programme by filling the school registration form (available on YPL page of www.paryavaranmitra.in). Each school can register a maximum of 10 students from classes 8-11.
II. After registration by school, interested and eligible participants need to register themselves online by visiting YPL page of www.paryavaranmitra.in and following the instructions therein.

 Q 5. Why students need to have a functional email-id?
A. Student email id is mandatory to participate in the online environment test, as the user id and password for each individual student will be shared on his/her email id only.
Secondly, most of the communication from the centre will be communicated through emails for which individual email ids of each participant is required.

Q 6. Why being familiar with computers and internet savvy is emphasized?
A. The first second and third rounds of Yuva Paryavaran Leader selection process viz. registration, Online environment test and Submission of essays and Project action plan, requires students to have a fair knowledge of computers and internet usage. Secondly, once shortlisted as a Yuva Paryavaran Leader, students will have to work on their project action plans and share reoprts and feedbacks frequently to CEE, for which again knowledge of computers and internet becomes essential. 

Q 7. As a school, can we register more than 10 students?
A. No, in order to give chance to maximum number of schools to participate in this programme, a maximum cap of 10 students per school has been fixed. The software developed for registering students in the programme will not accept more than 10 students from a particular school.

Q 8. As a school, it's very difficult for us to choose students. How do we choose students for this programme?
A. As the upper cap to register students per school is fixed, hence Schools on their own can organize an event or a selection process, say written quiz and based on the performance, can short-list their 10 students. However schools are free to adopt their own methodology to select 10 students to participate in this programme.

Q 9. I'm studying in a Hindi medium school and would like to know if I can participate in the programme by opting for Hindi language?
A. Yes, one can participate in the programme by opting for hindi language. The programme has been designed in such a manner that students studying in hindi and english medium schools can participate in the programme equally. The programme website, brochures and the online test have been developed in both the languages.

Q 10. What will be the level of online Environment test and how do I participate in the test?
One can participate in the online test using their personalized user id and password (for more details, visit the 'selection process' section available on the website). Each participant will get only one attempt to give the test and the 1st attempt will be valid and marks of which will be considered for qualification. Online Quiz test will consist of 30 multiple choice based questions with 45 minutes time duration. 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer. There will be no negative marking. Questions will be based on General Environment and Sustainable Development, Ecology and Wild-life etc. To give a hands on of the test, a trial test for all the participants will be organized on 28th July 2014.

Q 11. Where will I get the essay topics and the project action plan format and how do I submit them?
A. Essay topics and project action plan format along with guidelines will be uploaded on 2nd August 2014 in the 'announcements' section of the programme web page. An e-mail containing the essay topics and project action plan format will also be sent to the shortlisted student on their registered email ids.
Both the documents needs to be submitted between 2-6 August 2014, via email at yuva.enviroleader@ceeindia.org. Those who find it difficult to type in Hindi, can scan the hand written material and send them on the above mail within the deadline.

Q 12. What is project action plan?
A. Project action plan is basically a blue print of a plan which you make to take up or solve any socio-environmental issue which you see around your school, community. It is a document which outlines the time-line of your project, tasks to be done and accomplished, budget planning etc. For more ideas on this, one may refer the 'resource' section on the programme website.

Q 13. What action projects can I take up and how do I raise funds to do my project work?
A. Action projects should be focused around any environment and sustainable development issue which according to you is something that pinches you and you feel that you can do something to solve that issue. Hence the projects could be centred around energy conservation, Biodiversity and Greening, water conservation and promoting sanitation and hygiene, waste management, promoting culture and heritage of that locality etc. 
As you are a student and will have limited funds with you, hence the projects should be thought of and designed accordingly. CEE will not provide any kind of funding to do the projects, neither will encourage to go for projects which might require huge funds.
A format and some project action ideas will be available in the 'announcement' and 'resources' section of the programme webpage from 2nd August 2014 onwards.

Q 14. What is state level summit?
A. State level summit is a five days residential workshop which will be organized for the short listed students in Lucknow. The summit will be organized in the last week of August 2014 and will help students to understand various dimensions of innovation and leadership and interact with key experts working towards environment and sustainable development.

Q 15. If selected how do I execute the project action plan?
A. State level summit will provide an opportunity where students with the help from their mentor teachers and experts will finalize their action plans. Once finalized, individual students with the help of their school authorities, mentor teachers, parents and under regular guidance of CEE will start implementing the project.  Successes, failures, learnings and experiences will be an integral part of the project implementation and the focus will be to learn and enhance skills at each level of project execution.

Q 16. Who will evaluate my Project work?
A. Students reports will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of jury for selection of Best Yuva Paryavaran leader awards. The jury will consist of experts from CEE and other eminent people working in the field of environment and sustainable development.

Q 17. Which awards will be given under Yuva Paryavaran Leader Programme?
A. Under Yuva Paryavaran Leader Programme, following awards will be given:

The awards will be given in a state level programme to be tentatively organized in the month of March 2015.

Q18. What should I do if I have any other query regarding the programme?
A. In case of any query, please write to us at yuva.enviroleader@ceeindia.org or ceenorth@ceeindia.org.  You may also contact us at Tel: 0522-2716628; Telefax: 0522- 2716570


Yuva Paryavaran Leader
Coming together today to save tomorrow
Joint initiative of UPPCB and CEE 
 Yuva Paryavaran Leader  State level winners
 Best Teacher Winners  2014-15

Sr. No. 

Teacher in-charge Name 



1 Mr. D.P. Singh  Shree Mahaprabhu Public School  Allahabad
2 Mr. Manpreet S. Sandhu  Benhur Public School  Pilibhit
3 Ms. Nusrat Fatima  Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya,  Chinhat Lucknow 
4 Ms. Poonam Dua Delhi Public School, Greater Noida Greater Noida
5 Mr. R.P. Pandey  SOS Hermann Gmeinere School  Varanasi
 YPL Best Teacher PPT

Best School Winners 2014-15

Sr. No.  School Name  District 
1 SOS Hermann Gmeinere School  Varanasi
2 Delhi Public School Etawah
3 Shree Mahaprabhu School  Allahabad
4 Benhur Public School Pilibhit
5 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Chinhat  Lucknow 


Yuva Paryavaran Leader - Best Student Award 2014-15

Sr. No.  Student Name  Class  School  District 
1 Aarushi Yadav IX SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Varanasi
2 Abhinav Mishra IX Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gomti Nagar Lucknow
3 Abhishek Dubey X SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Varanasi
4 Ananya Srivastava XI Canossa Convent Girls Inter College Faizabad
5 Anusha Tomar XI Delhi Public School, Greater Noida Gautam Buddha Nagar
6 Divyanshu Jaiswal XI Shree Mahaprabhu Public School  Allahabad
7 Prabhleen Bhatia IX La Martiniere Girls Inter College  Lucknow 
8 Prachi Rawat VIII KGBV, Chinhat Lucknow 
9 Raksha Yadav IX SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Varanasi
10 Vaibhav Pathak IX Delhi Public School, Etawah Etawah
 YPL Best student PPT


Contact Us

Centre for Environment Education
Northern Regional Cell (CEE North)
19/323, Indira Nagar
Lucknow - 226016
Uttar Pradesh
Tel: 0522-2716628; Telefax: 0522- 2716570
E-mail: yuva.enviroleader@ceeindia.org
Website: www.paryavaranmitra.in