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  • "Beyond Boundaries - For a Greener Futureā€ an interactive session with members of West Indies cricket team to promote a sustainable planet

    8 March 2011

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Devendra Bishoo give environment and cricketing tips to students.

    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi organized an interactive session "Beyond Boundaries...For a Greener Future" with the players of the West Indies cricket team at St. Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, with an aim to educate young children towards a sustainable and green future.

    Members of the West Indies cricket team Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Devendra Bishoo, who are currently in Chandigarh preparing for their forthcoming match against Ireland as part of the ICC World Cup Cricket graced the occasion and gave environment and cricketing tips to the young children.

    TERI's idea of "Beyond Boundaries...For a Greener Future" takes into consideration that that humanity needs to come together and go beyond the lines of caste, class, colour, nationality, gender, ideology, qualification and profession in order to find a solution to the environmental challenges of the 21 Century. It is also keeping in spirit with cricket that brings people together and binds them together.

    The event was aimed at educating and creating an environment that is enabling, dynamic and inspiring for the development of solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and current patterns of development, which are largely unsustainable. Youth has been one of the key target groups of TERI and the Institute recognizes the importance of inculcating amongst them a sense of respect and responsibility towards the environment.

    Against this background, the three cricketing giants of the West Indies team had an informal conversation with some of the brightest and most environmentally conscious students at St. Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Utilizing their star power and iconic status to popularize environmental issues, their presence motivated the young children to contribute towards the creation of a cleaner and greener future.

    The event consisted of an informal conversation between the players, students and teachers. There was an environment quiz that was conducted by the three players and a cricket session in the school ground.

    The students also imprinted their handprints on a banner which will be presented to the West Indies team as a token of appreciation from the young changemakers of Chandigarh pledging their active participation towards environmental awareness and action. Winners of the environment quiz were given autographed cricket balls by the three players and 5 lucky students will get complimentary tickets for the West Indies versus Ireland match at Mohali on 11 March 2011.

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