Business Wire IndiaWipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today celebrated with the winning teams, the fifth edition of Wipro earthian program. The program provides a platform for learning about sustainability within the education process in schools and colleges.
The 2015 edition of the annual Wipro earthian program received over 1,300 submissions from across India, out of which 10 schools and 10 colleges have been selected as winners by an independent expert jury.
The winning institutes were awarded a certificate each along with cash prizes. The awards were distributed by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. as part of a special day-long event at Wipro’s Sarjapur Campus, Bengaluru. The event saw achievers from different walks of life share learnings with the students, along with a unique musical performance by the Manganiyar Classroom.
Wipro earthian is India’s largest sustainability education program for schools and colleges. It is designed to act as a catalyst for fostering excellence in sustainability thinking and action amongst youth. The fifth edition of Wipro earthian saw the inclusion of a new theme, ‘Biodiversity’. This is in addition to the already existing theme- ‘Water’.
The first segment of the program was focused on encouraging a level of understanding of the themes through various activities detailed out in booklets. In the second segment of the program, the schools were asked to submit essays that conveyed the essence of their understanding of the chosen topics.
The winning teams will now be involved in a long term continuous engagement program, which will help introduce them to various activities that enable a deeper understanding of issues pertaining to sustainability and help implement projects in their schools. This joint, collaborative engagement brings the winning institutes, Wipro, and expert sustainability partners together.
Over the years, more than 25,000 students and 6,500 teachers from 6,300+ schools and colleges have participated in Wipro earthian. The program has further reached out to more than 100,000 students and 10,000 teachers, via partners in 21 states, 45 districts, 2,000+ colleges and schools and also through digital channels. 2015 has seen a threefold increase in participation since the first edition of Wipro earthian.
Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro Ltd. said,“The purpose of Wipro earthian is about finding ways to infuse sensibility towards sustainability in education, in schools and colleges. It is not only about thinking of issues of sustainability as a matter of awareness, it’s also about how you can integrate it in the experience of education. It is a long term journey and at this five year milestone, we are truly honoured that this program has been brought to life by the participating institutes who have taught us valuable lessons from their towns and cities.”
The winning schools include Adarsha Rajakiya Uccha Madhyamik Vidyalay, Saratar, Sirohi, Rajasthan, Bharat Mata Higher Secondary School, Bilaspur, City Montessori, Kanpur, GB Public School, Melmarvarthur, Government Secondary School, Bongten, Sikkim, Jidd School and Acharya Baal Shastri Jaambekar College of Special Education, Chiplun, Maharashtra, Lead India School, Dwaraka Nagar, Warangal, Poira High School, Goa, Purva Madhyamik Vidyalay, Itonja, Lucknow, Rajakiya Uccha Pratamik Vidyalay, Godawas, Barmer, Tejaswi Vidyaranya School, Korremula, AP, Vidya Valley School, Pune, Zilla Parishad Prathmik Shala, Bhayarwadi, Maharashtra.
The winning colleges include IIM Kozhikode, Kerala, IIM Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, National Institute of Science and Technology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, Odissa.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology.” By combining digital strategy, customer centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 160,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.