It is known that Climate change not only impacts the ecology but has far-reaching consequences for the society, culture, and politics of the nations.
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Youth who bear the brunt of the negative impacts of climate change, also symbolize a great force in combating it and carry immense potential to be the flag bearers of change.
Youth have the potential to be the change-makers, who through their knowledge, observations and action, can go the way and show the way to combat the challenges of climate change for a greener today and for an environment that will nurture the future generations.
World Sustainable Development Forum DSDS 2010 the tenth Delhi Sustainable Development Summit – Beyond Copenhagen: New Pathways to Sustainable Development took place during February 5-7, 2010. One of the highlights of the DSDS is the Green Globe Foundation Award which is a WIZCRAFT initiative with TERI as Knowledge partner and OUTLOOK as Media partner. Green Globe Foundation has the motto Together we can save the world and the awards are for honouring the real heroes who are making efforts to save the planet.
This year the YUVA (Youth Unite for Voluntary Action) was bagged by Raghav Mimani third year B.E. (Hons) Chemical Engineering student of Birla Institute of Technology and Science – BITS Pilani. In a glittering function held at Delhi, Raghav received the award from Mr. Jigmi Yoser Thinley Prime Minister of Bhutan. Raghav joined BITS Pilani in the year 2007 after clearing the online BITSAT examination.
Its indeed a matter of pride that Raghav also had participated in the “World Youth Meeting for Sustainable Future” held at Bari, Italy during January 19-21, 2010. For Raghav who is presently the General Secretary of the BITS Pilani Students Union, entrepreneurship is a Mission with Passion and like a true BITSian he firmly believes that there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond reach.
Proud to be BITSian Raghav Mimani is bound to climb many more green peaks in the years to come.
About BITS Pilani: The Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani is a Deemed to be University established vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act, 1956 under notification No. F.12-23/63.U-2 of June 18, 1964.