Wipro Celebrates Wipro earthian awards 2016

Bangalore, India - February 06, 2017: Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), 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, WiproLtd. said, “This year marks the completion of six yearsof 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 manyparticipating institutions acrossthe country. The overarching purpose of Wipro earthian is to collaborate andwork along with schools and colleges so that sustainability becomes more andmore integral to education. We are particularly inspired by the knowledge andenthusiastic engagement shown by students from disadvantaged rural areason issues of sustainability. It gives us hope that the citizens oftomorrow will act with the responsibility and wisdom that our world badlyneeds”       

The winning schools include L`ecole ChempakaInternational, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, BCM Arya Model Senior SecondarySchool, Ludhaiana, Punjab, Secondary School Yadavwadi, Pune, Maharashtra, ZP School,Solapur, Maharashtra, Prakriya Green Wisdom School Jivavaividhya, KamarajEnglish Medium School, Brookshabad, Port Blair, Sree Gurukul, Tumkur,Karnataka, Kingcup Public School, Itanagar, Arunachal, Govt Higher SecondarySchool, Beawar, Ajmer, Mahalakshmi High School, Sanquelim, Goa, City MontessoriSchool, Kanpur Road, Lucknow and Purva MadhyamikVidyalay, Itonja, UttarPradesh.

The winningcolleges include Malaviya national institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, Institute of ManagementLucknow, Uttar Pradesh,,  Indian Institute of Management , Shillong,SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, Pune College of Engineering, Pune,Maharashtra, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala, IndianInstitute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal,andAadishwar College ofEngineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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