Shillong ( Meghalaya), June 30 : Rotary Club of Orchid City Shillong in collaboration with Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong and ESRAG South Asia organised a Webinar “Rotary Speaks Green” on Tuesday .
During the webinar, three notable environmentalists were awarded with “Environment Champion Award” by the club for their significant contributions in protecting environment, fighting with waste and pollution, making city greener and cleaner & eco-restoration activities.
The recipients of “Environment Champion Award” were Morningstar Khongthaw, Jiwat Vaswani and H. Hamkhein Mohrmen.
Morningstar Khongthaw is well known for his efforts to maintain the root-bridges in Meghalaya and has been recognized by many government/non-government institutions/organisations and was also recently featured by The Better India magazine.
H. Hamkhein Mohrmen is an independent environmentalist and is well known for his efforts to safe-guard water bodies in the Jaintia Hills region from the mining pollution.
Jiwat Vaswani is well known for his environmental clean-up efforts and his green initiatives to make the Shillong city cleaner and greener. Vaswani is also the Managing Director of Jiva Hospitality (India) Pvt. Ltd., Shillong.
All the three recipients thanked Rotary Club of Orchid City Shillong, MLCU and ESRAG South Asia for recognizing their efforts to protect environment in the state. They added that the recognition has encouraged them to do much more and will also encourage everyone to join hands in protecting environment in the city and the state.
Three eminent speakers delivered talk in the Webinar. Ms. Kynsai Ria Kharkhongor who is a bird-watcher talked about different birds that are found in the state. Rtn Reema V Diengdoh, a member of RC Orchid City Shillong, delivered a talk on “Youth’s Role in Protecting Environment”. Rtn Jaideep Malaviya, Director, ESRAG South Asia delivered a talk on reducing Carbon Footprints. He also informed encouraged everyone to use Carbon Footprint Calculator which is freely available for use at ESRAG South Asia Website.
District Governor, Rotary District 3240, Rtn Subhasish Chatterjee graced the webinar as Chief Guest and Rtn(Dr.) Meenakshi Venktarama, Chair, ESRAG South Asia graced the webinar as Guest-of-Honor.
The webinar was attended by Rotarians, researchers, experts, students and citizens from throughout the country and many joined the webinar internationally from Facebook and YouTube Live.