Winners of 2nd edition of 'Earthian' announced by Wipro
Bangalore: Wipro on Saturday announced the winners of 'Earthian' 2012, the second edition of its sustainability engagement program, which includes three schools and two colleges from the country and an US-based university.
The winning schools and colleges are: Sishya School, Hosur (Tamil Nadu); DPS International, Saket, New Delhi; Sakar English School, Ahmedabad; University of Houston USA; Institute Of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur among others.
"The programme intends to create spaces for sustainability learning and action within the education process in schools and colleges," Chief Sustainability Officer of Wipro Limited, Anurag Behar said at a function here.
In its second edition, the Earthian programme received over 2,000 registrations and 900 submissions from across the globe, he said.
The winners were selected on the basis of their comprehensive understanding of issues, exploring various nuances of complexity and providing clear arguments for grounded approaches, Behar said.
The selected institutions would become part of a three- year continuous engagement programme, he added.
The experiences combine conceptual understanding with practical activities that can be used in the everyday learning process within the institute and their community, Behar said.
Wipro Chairman Azim Premji distributed the trophies and cash prizes to the winning institutions.