Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Wipro Ltd. , a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today celebrated with the winning teams, the sixth edition of Wipro earthian program. The program provides a platform for learning about sustainability within the education process in schools and colleges.
The 2016 edition of the annual Wipro earthian program received over 1000+ 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 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.
For schools, the program consisted of two parts – one was focused on encouraging a level of understanding of the themes through various activities detailed out in booklets. In the second part of the program, the teams were asked to submit essays that conveyed the essence of their understanding of the chosen topic.
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.
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.
The winning colleges include Malaviya national institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, Institute of Management Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, Pune College of Engineering, Pune , Maharashtra, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, and Aadishwar College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
About Wipro Limited
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