Ashutosh and Rashmi Raina of KIIT School of Rural Management as a winning team have been selected to represent the state of Odisha at the South Asia Youth Environment Conclave, sponsored by the American Center, in partnership with the Earth Day Network, South Asia youth Environment Network (SAYEN) and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE).
As a lead up to the Conclave a contest for students from all over india and SAARC countries had been announced where students were required to submit their entries of the positive steps they have taken in order to spread awareness about and to mitigate Climate Change, which is one of the major threats to the environment today. These entries were judged and winners were announced. These winners were supposed to implement their plans and regularly report on their activities. Based on these reports the best implementers were selected to represent their country and state at the Conclave and as a reward and their work will be displayed through the various media channels of the American Center, Earth Day Network, SAYEN and CEE.