Climate change education programme launched on 24 July 2010
Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, chosen as the Paryavaran Ambassador through a nation-wide campaign of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, launched the Sustainability and Climate Change education project of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, CEE and ArcelorMittal on 24th July, 2010, Saturday. This programme is the largest climate change and sustainability education programme in the world, for schools.
The programme was held at the Centre for Environment Education Auditorium, CEE, Thaltej Tekra. It was presided over by Dr. M.S.Swaminathan, Member of Parliament and Chairman, M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai. The event was graced by Smt. Mrinalini Sarabhai, Shri Vijay Bhatnagar, CEO, ArcelorMittal; Dr.S.K.Nanda, Principal Secretary, Department of Forests and Environment, Government of Gujarat, senior government officials and friends of CEE. Children, Teachers and Principals from partner schools participating in this programme, from Ahmedabad city, were invited to interact with the Paryavaran Ambassador.
The Paryavaran Mitra programme aims over three years, at creating 2 crore Friends of the Environment in schools across India, who would undertake action towards reducing Footprint and increasing Hand Print for environmental sustainability. The programme will involve students in hands-on projects to provide them an understanding about their immediate environment; their school, neighbourhood, village or city and national and international issues. The Paryavaran Mitra would be someone who has taken part in activities in the following areas: Waste Management; Biodiversity, Wildlife and Forests; Energy; Water; Culture and Heritage
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