Hyderabad: As earth grapples with the detrimental impact of climate change, India needs to emerge as a solution provider to the world’s environmental woes, Sonam Wangchuk, renowned engineer, innovator, education reformist and one of the winners of the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay award said.
Speaking at Mytrah Energy’s event Mytrahtalks organised at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, designed to educate students on the growing awareness about sustainability in India, addressing over 300 students, he said, “I call on everyone to commit to adopting clean renewable energy options as a means to working towards our sustainable development goals. Alternate energy is an unstoppable force and our youth should seize this moment to help India make headway in the global scenario.”
R Somasundaram, head-Strategic Initiatives, Mytrah Energy said, “There is now a growing awareness about the negative environmental impact of our everyday actions be it in the form air pollution, water table depletion, plastic waste generation or other such outcomes. People also realise that finding a solution is not just the prerogative of the government or large organisations – all of us can contribute towards this cause.”
Mytrah had also announced a call for case studies and research papers from students, faculty and researchers. The competition has been organised with the aim to provide a platform for those with an entrepreneurial mind-set to gain recognition for their ideas on shaping a sustainable future. The company announced two winners. Lalitha Kameswari is chosen as the national level winner and Akshita Jha from Hyderabad is the runner-up.