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IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, SASTRA University among 10 institutes who win Wipro Earthian Awards

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Bangalore: IIT Kharagpur, IIT Rookee, IIM Lucknow, IIM Shillong, IIM Kozhikode and SASTRA University are among 10 higher education institutes who won Wipro Earthian Awards 2016. Wipro, a leading global IT and consulting company, yesterday (04 Feb 2017) celebrated with the winning teams, the sixth edition of Wipro Earthian program. The Awards honour schools and colleges with learning about sustainability within the education process.

In addition to above institutes, the other three higher educational institutes in the college category who are awarded are as followed: Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Pune College of Engineering, Pune , Maharashtra, and Aadishwar College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  IIM Kozhikode won awards for two projects: Waste Management – An Analytical Essay; Waste Management.

The 2016 edition of the annual Wipro earthian program received over more than one thousand submissions from across India, out of which 10 schools and 10 colleges have been selected as winners by an independent expert jury.

The winning institutes will now be involved in a long term continuous engagement program, which will enable a deeper understanding of issues pertaining to sustainability. This joint, collaborative engagement brings the winning institutes, Wipro, and expert sustainability partners together.

The winning institutes were awarded a certificate each along with cash prizes. The awards were distributed by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. as part of a special day-long event at Wipro’s Sarjapur Campus, Bengaluru. The event saw achievers from different walks of life share learnings with the students, along with a unique musical performance by the Vasu Dixit Collective and the Bangalore School Of Music.

 Wipro earthian is India’s largest sustainability education program for schools and colleges. It is designed to act as a catalyst for fostering excellence in sustainability thinking and action amongst youth.

Since 2011, Wipro Earthian has engaged with more than 50,000 institutes, 1,25,000 students and 12,000 teachers. 2016 has also seen a threefold increase in participation since the first edition of Wipro Earthian.

Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro Ltd. said, “This year marks the completion of six years of Wipro earthian. However, for us, we see the program as a long term journey. We are truly honoured that this initiative has been brought to life by the many participating institutions across the country. The overarching purpose of Wipro earthian is to collaborate and work along with schools and colleges so that sustainability becomes more and more integral to education. We are particularly inspired by the knowledge and enthusiastic engagement shown by students from disadvantaged rural areas on issues of sustainability. It gives us hope that the citizens of tomorrow will act with the responsibility and wisdom that our world badly needs.”

The winning schools include L`ecole Chempaka International, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Punjab, Secondary School Yadavwadi, Pune, Maharashtra, ZP School, Solapur, Maharashtra, Prakriya Green Wisdom School Jivavaividhya, Kamaraj English Medium School, Brookshabad, Port Blair, Sree Gurukul, Tumkur, Karnataka, Kingcup Public School, Itanagar, Arunachal, Govt Higher Secondary School, Beawar, Ajmer, Mahalakshmi High School, Sanquelim, Goa, City Montessori School, Kanpur Road, Lucknow and Purva Madhyamik Vidyalay, Itonja, Uttar Pradesh.

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