As part of the ‘Harit Umang’ – Joy of Green, Bio-diversity program focusing towards environment conservation, Panasonic India in collaboration with Hand in Hand India, planted 1 lakh tree saplings with the support of over 1700 rural farmers, 122 Gram Panchayats and schools in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and NCR region, the company said.
To mark World Environment Day, the company culminated its Harit Umang Olympiad – a school awareness program and felicitated over 100 students across 26 schools for their exemplary work in the field of responsible disposal of e-waste, plastic waste management, energy conservation and tree plantation.
Under the Harit Umang Olympiad, Panasonic India reached out to over 347 schools to create awareness and sensitization towards environmental issues related to E-waste, Plastic Waste Management, Energy Conservation and encourage Tree Plantation. The Olympiad entailed a series of knowledge sharing sessions by the experts, interactive workshops and engaging contests to nurture the habit of green practices amongst students.
Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India and South Asia said, “We believe, activities such as tree planting and educating young India about the environmental issues is a small, yet progressive step towards nurturing the ecosystem.”
Ritu Ghosh, Associate Director, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India, said, “Through the Harit Umang Olympiad each year, our aim is to spread the message of sustainability by nurturing young minds into ‘Green ambassadors’, who can help us realize the vision of a greener tomorrow. We sincerely believe that the next generation can create a profound effect that initiatives like Harit Umang brings with it and hence they are an integral part of this program.”