Wipro earthian awards celebrate excellence in sustainability education
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today organized the 9th edition of the Wipro earthian awards for 2019. The annual awards recognize excellence in sustainability within the education process in schools and colleges in India
Wipro earthian is one of India’s largest sustainability education programs for schools and colleges. The 2019 edition of the program received over 1300 project entries, out of which winning entries from 10 schools and 8 colleges were selected by an independent jury.
The teams from schools demonstrated their understanding of biodiversity, waste and water through a combination of activity-based learning programs and written essays. The teams from colleges submitted journalistic entries on the themes of water, waste and agriculture in the urban sustainability context. They were felicitated by Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited as part of a day-long event at Wipro’s campus in Sarjapur in Bangalore.
The winning institutes were awarded a certificate and cash prize. They will also get an opportunity to engage with Wipro and its expert sustainability partners through continuous collaborative programs that will enable a deeper understanding of issues critical to sustainability.
The Wipro earthian awards have seen a threefold increase in the number of participants since inception in 2011. The program has engaged on a cumulative basis with over 55,000 schools and colleges, 130,000 students and 13,000 teachers from across India.
The expanded reach of the program has been catalyzed by support from Wipro’s education partners such as Centre for Environment Education (CEE), C.P.R Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC), Wild Ecologues and state governments, who provide on-ground support to Wipro earthian during the participation cycle of the program.