Pune: Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT) was recently conferred with ‘Best College in India’ Award by United Nations centre, IARC, Mumbai in recognition of the excellent performance shown by their students in RIO+22 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All India Program, which was sponsored by United Nations Conference on sustainable development (UNCSD). A golden plaque and letter of appreciation has been issued by IARC centre, Mumbai in honor of the same.
The programs are a part of agenda for decade of sustainable development by UNCSD and is meant for creating an awareness about global environmental issues of concern among students and to realize their role and responsibility in addressing global environmental issues of concern as well as getting an understanding of the principles of sustainability and sustainable development. The next program in line is Rio+23 named as world humanitarian summit 2016 program which VIT is going to implement with more vigor and flare. “The industry sees how far youth of today is conscious about the global environmental issues of concern and understand their responsibility in evolving at solutions to address these grave and threatening problems like global warming, ozone layer depletion, greenhouse gases emissions”, says Bharat Agarwal, Managing Trustee, VIT.
Says Prof.(Dr.) Rajesh Jalnekar, Director, VIT, “We have been working in sustainable energy and other areas since many years and I am glad that the work of the faculty and students have been recognized and appreciated”.
Dr. Shrikaant Kulkarni, Chemical Engineering Department, VIT has been working as a coordinator and facilitator for all these programs so far and for the programs to come in future. His name figures among Indian and International scholars who have enriched these programs with in-kind contributions (http://www.iarc.res.in/rio/Contributors.html).
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