Saturday, August 19, 2023

IIIT-B's Van Samridhi Ujjwala Plants 77 Trees For A Greener Future

The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore’s (IIIT-B) tree plantation drive, 'Van Samridhi Ujjwala,' saw the planting of 77 tree saplings today to mark the 77th Independence Day of India.  The event, which took place at the picturesque SundaraVana on the Somasundara Palya Lake Bed, commenced at 08:45 AM, marking a significant step in IIIT-B's commitment to environmental conservation.

As the sun began to rise over the tranquil surroundings of SundaraVana, the stage was set for IIIT-B's Van Samridhi Ujjwala drive. With the cool morning breeze carrying a sense of anticipation, students, faculty, and staff of IIIT-B gathered to partake in this impactful initiative. The tree plantation drive was a culmination of IIIT-B's efforts to channel the proceeds from the responsible disposal of recyclable plastic towards acquiring and planting tree saplings.

Professor Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT-B, expressed his excitement about the initiative saying, "Van Samridhi Ujjwala encapsulates our institution's core values of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Through this endeavor, we not only make a positive impact on our immediate surroundings but also underscore the importance of responsible waste management. Our commitment to this cause is resolute, as we endeavor to create a greener and healthier planet for current and future generations."

'Van Samridhi Ujjwala's initiative is a tangible symbol of the institute's unwavering dedication to nurturing the environment. The institute's commitment extends beyond mere tree planting, it encompasses the nurturing and growth of these saplings into healthy trees. IIIT-B's pledge to tend to these trees is a reflection of the institution's overarching philosophy of giving back to nature in a reciprocal manner.

In a world grappling with the consequences of environmental degradation, IIIT-B's Van Samridhi Ujjwala serves as an inspiring example of how academia can play an active role in addressing pressing global challenges. Through initiatives like these, IIIT-B aims to create a ripple effect of awareness, encouraging individuals and institutions to take meaningful steps towards a sustainable future.

About IIIT-Bangalore

IIIT-Bangalore is a premier institute focused on Post-Graduate IT education and research, located in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore. IIIT-Bangalore is graded A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2022, IIIT-B has secured 74th ranking. The institute was ranked number 1 among India's Best Technical Universities (Private) by India Today. IIIT-Bangalore contains state-of-the-art infrastructure, eminently qualified faculty, a vibrant alumni community, cutting-edge research facilities, and close industry collaborations. 

The institute’s specially designed courses make the students cognitive of the current technologies. Experiential learning and practices followed in the institute equip them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems. IIIT-Bangalore has consistently achieved excellent placement records every year since its establishment in 1998, thanks to the unwavering support of the industry and the expanding pool of highly skilled alumni.

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