Delhi school students become eco-warriors, collect over 900 kg of e-waste

Delhi: A felicitation ceremony was organized today at St. Giri School, Rohini for the young eco-warriors of Delhi under the ‘Karo Sambhav School Programme’. The felicitation ceremony marked the successful conclusion of the six-month-long school programme. The programme saw participation from 24,000 students studying in class V to X of 80 Delhi schools. These students collected over 900 kgs of e-waste. The Karo Sambhav school programme was aimed at building awareness on the issue of e-waste management and inspiring students towards leading a sustainable lifestyle.

As part of the School Programme, Karo Sambhav, a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO), engages school students and teachers to develop and implement responsible e-waste management solutions across India. Since July 2017, Karo Sambhav has engaged over 8,05,200 students and 5,368 teachers across 2,684 schools in alignment with the State Pollution Control Boards. Karo Sambhav’s producer members include prominent brands like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Vivo.

Commenting on the programme, Pranshu Singhal, Founder, Karo Sambhav, said, “Karo Sambhav is committed to build a cohesive e-waste movement across India. Our vision is to create awareness and drive a long-term behavioural change with respect to critical environmental issues including e-waste among students. Students are the building blocks of our society. Therefore, our programme is designed to create an environmental movement in schools inspiring students to adopt preventive environmental strategies in their daily lives. I am delighted to witness such an encouraging response from schools of Delhi.”

Launched on 30th July 2019, the Delhi School Programme saw participation from over 24,000 students studying in class V to X from 80 Delhi schools. During the ceremony, several schools were felicitated for their outstanding performance in electronic waste (e-waste) management under different categories.

St. Giri School, Delhi was felicitated for Maximum e-waste Collection. Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka and Guru Harkrishan Public School, Hargovind Enclave were awarded with Best Community outreach. Veda Vyasa DAV Public School; Spring Dales School; St. Giri School; Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka; Venkateshwar Global School; Arvind Gupta DAV Public School; and Guru Harkrishan Public School, Hargovind Enclave received Certificate of Best Toolkit Execution. Completion Certificates – Platinum were awarded to Veda Vyasa DAV Public School and Spring Dales School. Completion Certificates – Gold were awarded to St. Giri School, Delhi, Venkateshwar Global School, Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, and Arvind Gupta DAV Public School. Completion Certificates – Sliver were awarded to Guru Harkrishan Public School, Hargovind Encalve, N.C. Jindal Public School, Bal Bharati Public School, IMT, Manesar, and Modern Public School, Delhi.

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