Towards early leadership in sustainability space

In these challenging times, as our planet grapples with the detrimental impact of climate change, India needs to emerge as a solution provider to the world’s environmental woes. I call on everyone to commit to adopting clean renewable energy options as a means of 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. It is extremely heartening to note Mytrah Energy’s focused commitment to make this a reality and I am delighted to play a small role in this movement that will shape a better tomorrow,” said Sonam Wangchuk, renowned innovator and education reformist.

Mytrah Energy India Pvt Ltd (MEIPL), India’s leading independent power producer, had organised its signature event MYTRAHtalks in Pune, addressing over 400 students. The event was designed to educate students on the growing awareness about sustainability in India, exemplified by the incredible growth story of the country’s renewable energy industry. This sector has been a driving force of positive change and the significant capital investment in manufacturing, project development, and allied services have led to increased job opportunities in this field for young people.

The Pune chapter of MYTRAHtalks, organised at Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), was led by Sonam Wangchuk, renowned engineer, innovator, education reformist and one of the winners of the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay award, and R Somasundaram, head of strategic initiatives at Mytrah Energy.

R Somasundaram 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 realize that finding a solution is not just the prerogative of the government or large organizations – all of us can contribute towards this cause. We hope that the session being organized under the aegis of MYTRAHtalks will trigger meaningful conversations about ways to grow sustainably and restore the health of our planet.”

The talk also covered a fireside panel discussion between Mytrah Energy, Wangchuk and the top management from SIIB. Dipen Paul, professor, Energy and Environment, SIIB said, “MYTRAHtalks is an initiative that works towards the development of youth in the renewable energy sector. In our careers as educators, we work hard to etch into the minds of students the importance of skill-based learning and social responsibility; and MYTRAHtalks epitomizes this. At SIIB, I have seen students who are eager to learn, evolve into formidable business professionals ready to tackle the world, while at the same time understanding their social responsibility. Having MYTRAHtalks and Sonam Wangchuk here at SIIB would be an honor and we are very excited to host them. The way Sonam Wangchuk has initiated a revolution in education, we would like him to inspire a change in the minds of students here at SIIB”.

In addition to incisive panel discussions from several industry luminaries, MYTRAHtalks 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 mindset to gain recognition for their ideas on shaping a sustainable future.

Mytrah Energy also announced the two winners. Rushik Hiwale from Pune has been chosen as the finalist who will compete at the national level and Divij Bajaj from the city is the runner-up. The winners were felicitated at the event.

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