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IIM-L to help green 100 youngsters!

THE INDIAN Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) will be host to a unique environmental teaching programme that will be run by an IIM-L professor with aid from US government.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 00:29 IST

THE INDIAN Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) will be host to a unique environmental teaching programme that will be run by an IIM-L professor with aid from US government.

A Fulbright alumna Prof Dharmendra Sengar is taking up the work to create 100 ‘multipliers’ to spread environmental awareness. Waterman Rajendra Singh will lend a helping in the project to be run at the institute.

The course, that is being designed currently, will start in June and educate 100 youth from six different states of the country in their legal rights, duties and participative roles vis-à-vis environmental compliance and enforcement, said Sengar, Professor of Legal Mamagement, IIM-L. Rajendra Singh said, “such a course had never been conceived. It’s a good concept. I will be at IIM-L when the course commences to interact with the candidates.”

US government is funding the project. Prof Dharmendra Sengar will run the course for four batches (of 25 each) of youth tentatively from June. “Like we have roped in the waterman, we will rope in some more noted people working in the area of environment to educate the youth in this course,” said Prof Sengar.

Incidentally, the professor once had been Rajendra Singh’s teacher.

The aim is to make these 100 youth work as multipliers in their respective states and make more youth aware about legal rights vis-à-vis enviroment, pollution and how people can use law to help check pollution and safeguard environment, said Dr Devi Singh, Director of IIM-L.

He said IIM-L has it in its mandate to go beyond creating human resource for the corporate sector. IIM-L works in agriculture, environment and social sector.

Justice Pradeep Kant too has expressed to the IIM-L director that he would look forward to contributing in the legal awareness campaign that is aiming at creating an environment brigade. The project has been awarded to Prof Sengar as he attained Fulbright fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships in the world. It’s from Public Affairs Section of US Department of States.