earthian – Wipro’s global sustainability education program for schools and colleges
Bangalore, India – February 07, 2015: Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today
announced the winners of the fourth edition of its earthian program. The program intends to create spaces for sustainability learning and action within the education process in schools and colleges. The program was divided into three segments of activities aimed at building skills, attitudes and values to shape a sustainable future.
earthian, Wipro’s sustainability education program is designed in two phases. In phase one, Wipro invites schools and colleges to participate in the program across the nation and the world. This phase concludes with the selection of the best educational institutional entries. In the second phase, these selected institutions are enrolled as a part of a continuous engagement program. This joint, collaborative engagement brings the winning institutes, Wipro, and sustainability expert partners together to learn from unique learning experiences for the teachers, students, and institutions.
This edition had the schools participate in an activity based program around the central theme of ‘Water in our school’. This program focused on imparting a better learning and understanding of the theme through various activities. In the second segment of the program, the schools were asked to submit essays that conveyed the essence of their understanding of the theme.
In the 2014 edition of the annual earthian program, Wipro received over 500 submissions from across India, from which 23 institutes have been selected as winners by an independent expert jury.
The winning institutions were awarded a trophy and cash prizes. The awards were distributed by Mr. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. as part of a day-long event at the Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru that saw an interesting agenda of expert talks, a young achievers panel discussion and musical performances.
Mr. Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro Ltd. said,“Each year, earthian encourages more institutions, teachers and students to join in and participate and help build a platform that aims to embed sustainability as a core part of learning in the schools and colleges. This is our fourth edition and we continue to learn from the passion and participation of the faculty and students in this program. This platform has grown into a vibrant community of participants who not only share their learning and experiences but also act as ambassadors for earthian.”
The winning schools include: Anand Niketan, Sewagram, Maharashtra, BenHur Public School, Pilibhit, UP, City Montessori School, Kanpur, Gyan Mandir Public School, Delhi, M.L Convent School, Orai Road, Bhitara, Jalaun, UP, Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bangalore- Aahutiyaaguttiruva Keregalu, Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bangalore – Elixir of life, Prakriya Green Wisdom, Bangalore – Nature’s Gift-Man’s Apathy, Purv Madhyamik Vidyalay, Bibipur, Lucknow, UP, Purva Madyamik Vidyalaya Itonja Lucknow, Rachana School, Ahmedabad, Rajakiya Balika Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Dausa, Rajasthan, Rajakiya Kanya Madhya Vidyalaya. Sasaram, Bihar, Sardar Patel Vidyalay.
The winning colleges include BMS Institute of Technology and Management, BNM Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management Indore, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, SASTRA University, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, XLRI Jamshedpur.