East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Good Shepherd Higher Secondary School, Jongksha has won the prestigious Wipro Earthian award 2020. This award in its 10th year has been constituted by the Wipro Foundation to recognize excellence in sustainability within the education process in schools and colleges in India. Wipro Earthian is one of India’s largest sustainability education programs for schools and colleges. The 2020 edition of the program saw over 900 project entries, out of which winning entries from 20 schools and 8 colleges were selected by an independent jury. Good Shepherd School received the award in a virtually organized function on Saturday 13th February 2021 due to the pandemic. The award carries certificates and cash prize.
Baiahunlang Kharahnoh, Ivoreen Kharsahnoh, Naphisabet Suting, Ibakyntiew Kharmulieh, and Tinamary Nongspung along with their mentors Seiborlang Warbah and Teibhalang Warlarpih prepared the winning project on biodiversity. “Winning this award has made us realize the need and importance of sustainability and as students, we have a great responsibility towards this,” said Baiahunalng Kharsahnoh, a team member. While congratulating the team members for bringing laurels to the school and to the state, Fr. George Jacob, CSC, the principal said that the school places great importance on helping our young students to become responsible citizens of tomorrow and participating in projects like these will help our students to achieve this goal.