Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan set another example of being at the helm of trendsetting when their team represented the school at the second International Youth Conference on 'Changing weather patterns' organized by 'The Achievers Program' Chandigarh at the prestigious The Doon School, Dehradun on 21 & 22 April, 2014 to celebrate the spirit of Earth day.
The presentation on 'Climate Change – The past and the present' by the Bhavan's team comprising Vanshika Gandotra was much approbated by everyone present at the conference.
The thesis as well as the presentation presented at the conference was the outcome of the extensive research carried out by the students under the guidance of Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar, the head of the department of Social Science.
The expert panel including the Headmaster of Doon Scool, Mr. Peter Mclaughlin and the CEO of The Achievers Program Mr. Taranveer Singh appreciated the Bhavanites for their verve, style and confidence.
The presence of 35 leading schools like The Doon School, Mayo College Ajmer, Scindia School Gwalior, Maharani Gayatri Devi School, Jaipur, Welhem's Academy Dehradun and Camp Bay School, South Africa raised the level of presentations to great heights. The interactive sessions that followed each presentation were novel and informative. Students shared their ideas and pledged their commitment to reduce carbon footprints affecting the earth's environment.
Dr. Y.V.N. Krishnamurthy, Director of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun was the chief guest who enriched the audience with India's initiatives in launching different types of satellites. Another highlight of the conference was the presence of eminent guest speakers. Highly inspiring thoughts were shared by Mr. Anand Sharma, chief of Indian Meteorological Dpt. in Dehradun and Ms. Jodie Underhill, CEO of Waste Warriors, an NGO with the sole aim of cleansing India and making people aware of proper way of garbage disposal.
The team returned with the resolution of spreading awareness of environmental degradation. All the participants of the conference have pledged their devotion to mother earth to make it a better place not only for the present generation but also for the posterity. â€‹