Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, organized the 11th edition of Wipro earthian awards for the year 2021. The annual awards recognize excellence in sustainability in education in schools and colleges in India.
Wipro earthian is one of India’s largest sustainability education programs for schools and colleges. The 2021 edition of the Wipro earthian school program received over 1000 project entries, out of which 20 winning and 20 shortlisted entries were selected by an independent jury. The 2021 College program has been temporarily paused.
The teams from schools demonstrated their understanding of biodiversity, waste and water through a combination of activity based learning programs and written essays.
The winning institutes were awarded a certificate along with a cash prize. The winning teams were felicitated by Wipro Chairman, Rishad Premji at a virtual event. They will also get an opportunity to engage with Wipro and its sustainability partners through continuous collaborative programs that will enable a deeper understanding of issues critical to sustainability.
The virtual event featured keynote talks by Dr. Shekhar Pathak a Padma Shri awardee, who is an Indian historian, writer and academician from Uttarakhand and Yuvan Aves, a writer, naturalist, educator, and activist based in Chennai. Noted quizmaster, Lloyd Saldana also hosted the 2021 National Finals of the Wipro earthian Sustainability Quiz.
“Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro Limited said, “Wipro earthian has evolved over the last decade to become the flagship program for sustainability education in India.We continue to be amazed at the quality of work from diverse schools across the country on complex ecological challenges facing us. It gives us reason for optimism, and we remain deeply committed to working with schools and colleges for the long term.”
Since 2011, Wipro earthian, has engaged with more than 55,000 institutes, 1,30,000 students and 13,000 teachers. This year, we have had our largest participation so far, with more than 1300+ submissions across schools and college. The support from Wipro’s education partners such as Centre for Environment Education (CEE), C.P.R Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC), Wild Ecologues, state governments, organizations and educators in our Sustainability Educator Program, have helped expand the reach of the program.