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52 Indian students chosen for British Council's programme

india Updated: Feb 13, 2009 19:38 IST

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British Council has selected 52 young college students from India as 'International Climate Champions 2009' as part of a youth oriented programme aimed at creating awareness on climate change.

The programme aimed at inspiring young people, especially students, to spread the word about climate change, its effects and what can be done to mitigate them, a release from the British Council said in Chennai on Friday.

From over 1,200 applications received in the first round, 140 aspiring Climate Champions were interviewed by the British Council last month. The 52 outstanding students were selected as the International Climate Champions 2009.

These young Indian ambassadors were selected on the basis of their project proposals on areas ranging from increasing awareness, mitigation, local solutions to cope with the effects of climate change.

Their main role, however, would be communicating the message of climate change and working towards mitigating its effects in India and Sri Lanka.