Tata Steel has started the first series of workshops for the students at their Sukinda Chromite Mine in Jajpur under the Green School Project. The workshop will run till September 23 in all identified schools across raw material locations of Tata Steel.
Speaking on the occasion, M C Thomas, Tata Steel's Executive-in-Charge, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, told the project promotes environmental stewardship in identified schools through classroom and outdoor activities to improve critical, interdisciplinary and holistic thinking.
The overall objective of the project is to create awareness among the students about climate change, and how sustainable lifestyle can help them to cope with the adverse impact of climate change, M C Thomas added.
'Be Ecomatic - Eco-friendly intuitively' is a week-long workshop aimed at raising awareness among the students on the environment in general and conservation of resources in particular. This unique programme goes beyond promoting awareness by encouraging the schools to act.
The project will encompass year-round activities related to the environment in schools for 15 months where the "whole school" approach is being adopted with emphasis on students of classes VI to VIII in the formal schools for capacity-building initiatives.
This is the second launch by Tata Steel in its mining location. The first launch was at Joda in April 2017.
Apart from the teachers and students of the identified schools in and around Sukinda, the workshop was also attended by Rajesh Patel, who is Sukinda Chromite Mine's (SCM) Chief of Mining in Tata Steel, and Shruti Agarwal, who is Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs in Tata Steel.