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IUCEE Student Forum 2023 Inauguration function at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering

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Mysuru: The annual student forum 2023 being held by Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru in collaboration with the Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) was inaugurated this morning 04-Jan-2023 at 9:30 AM. In his welcome speech, the Principal of VVCE, Dr B. Sadashive Gowda emphasized that a focused initiative is the need of the hour to make our planet sustainable. Er. P. Vishwanath, Hon. Secretary of VV Sangha spoke about the need for clean water and sanitation. Sri B. Shivalingappa, Hon. Vice President, VV Sangha delivered presidential address and opined that change is constant and we need to adapt.

In his address, Chief Guest, Dr Raju Dandu, Professor, Kansas State University exhorted the young students to show passion and love in the world of sustainability and have the strong belief that they can change the world. He proposed three simple rules to accomplish this: Honesty to build trust, Kindness and respect to all and building and sustaining relationships. The other Chief Guest, Dr RanjiVaidyanathan, Varnadow Professor, Oklahoma State University invited students to think globally and act locally from their home, college, city and state first. He suggested that instead of thinking of challenges as problems they could be thought of as solutions that give opportunities to grow ourselves and find new ways to extend lives and reduce carbon footprint. The IUCEE Director and Board member, IUCEE Foundation, India, Ms. SampadaPachaury inspired everyone to get the best out of the conference.

The day’s events include panel discussions on the processes of conducting inquiries led by mentors Mr KarthikPonnappa,Co-Founder, Smarter Dharma, Ms. SnehaShahi, UNEP Ambassador, Climate Leader SDG 13, Bengaluru, BerjisDriver, Project Research Associate, IIT Bombay, National Youth Campaigner “We the Change”, Mumbai, Heeta Lakhani, Founder ClimAct Foundation and Youth Negotiator’s Academy, Mumbai and AkhileshAnilkumar, UN India Youth Climate Leader, Director, Bring Back Green Foundation, Bengaluru.

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