Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi, were presented with the Excellence awards by the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, at the World Environment Day celebrations held at the Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum, on June 7, 2018.
The award included a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh, a trophy and a certificate. The award was bestowed for the sustainable initiatives in proper waste management, water management, energy management and the social responsibility initiatives, as well as other initiatives for environmental protection for 2016-2017 period.
Dr. S. N. Jyothi, Principal, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, received the award on behalf of the Amritapuri Campus along with Br. Sreevalsan, Prof. Jeena Arun, Prof. Arun Krishanpillai, Vishnu Vijay, Amritesh and Manhardas. The award for Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi, was received by Dr. Jaggu, Administrative General Manager, V. Rajappan, General Manager of Water Treatment & Biomedical Waste Management and R. R. Rajesh, Senior Research Officer of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. This is the second award for Amritapuri Campus and the fourth consecutive award for Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi.
The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) awards were introduced in 1989 for industries and other institutions. Present on the occasion were Pollution Control Board (PCB) Chairman Shri. K. Sajeevan, MLA Shri. K Muraleedharan, Haritha Keralam Mission’s Vice-Chairperson Dr. T. N. Seema, PCB Member Secretary Sri. T. A. Thankappan, the PCB board members and the PCB officials.
Some of the key highlights of this year’s initiatives include: