Amritapuri: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham managed by Amritanandamayi Math was awarded the first prize instituted the Kerala State Pollution control board by the chief minister for having the best pollution control systems in place. The award was given away by Sri Pinarayi Vijayan chief minister of Kerala. It was given away at a public ceremony conducted as a part of world environment day.
Principal Dr S.N Jyothi received the award from the chief minister on behalf of Amritapuri Campus. Other participants in the ceremony include Br Sudeep, Br Sreevalsan, and Sri Vishnu Vijay etc. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeeetham bags the award for the second time in succession.
Medical college category award instituted by the pollution control board was also bagged by Amrita Institute of Medical Science Cochin. For Amrita medical college the award was received by Br Jaggu, V Rajappan pollution control head and senor research officer R.R Rajesh. The AIMS bags the award for the fourth time in succession.
The awards are in recognition of the environment protection efforts taken by the Math said Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amritapuri Campus director Br Sudeep.
Among those present during the function were Sri K Muraleedharan MLA, state pollution control board chairman Sri K. Sajeevan, Harithakeralam Vice Chairperson Dr TN Seema, pollution board secretary T.A Thankappan and other members of the pollution control board. The KSPCB introduced the awards in 1989 for industries and other institutions.
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