The initiative of not for profit Project Mumbai and the Government of Maharashtra (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change) aims to give an opportunity to children of the region to present student-led solutions through ‘Ideas for Action’, an essay contest. The contest intents to inculcate and encourage the spirit of #मीforMaharashtra among young minds to craft responsible young generation.
The contest will give young minds a chance to share a solution for Mumbai and Maharashtra’s Land, Water and Air. NEERI and PwC are knowledge partners in this creative effort.
Winners of the contest will be selected by an eminent jury featuring prominent citizens of the state. They will get an opportunity to share their ideas with Aditya Thackeray, Environment Minister, Maharashtra and other environment experts at an exclusive round table.
Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change said that “Environment and Climate Change Department , Govt. of Maharashtra has taमken up a holistic initiative, Mazi Vasundhara Abhiyan (My Earth Campaign), to make the citizens aware of the climate change and environmental issues and to encourage them to make a conscious effort towards the improvement of the environment.”
Shishir Joshi, CEO and Founder, Project Mumbai said that “As a model of public private people participation, we at Project Mumbai have always worked at including every segment of the society, especially the critical stake holders. In this case, children and young adults. They have a voice of reason which needs to be heard. Ideas for Action, leading to the Environment 2.0 Gen Next is one big sustained step in this direction for a better environment, with clean air, land and water. The initial response has been phenomenal.”