Tamil Nadu’s first ever Climathon hosted by KCT

As the city developed by means of infrastructure and technology, the climate has also changed in the region over the years, according to experts. Kumaraguru College of Technology, with guidance from government and non-governmental organizations, hosted Tamil Nadu’s first ever Climathon recently. Climathon aims at bringing together creative young minds to understand, analyse and come out with solutions for the regional issues resulting in climate change and source factors that need immediate attention. Students from KCT and 162 schools participated in the event.

“Climate change is a global issue. Students are going to find solution not only for the region but for the entire world,” Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, KCT said.

“Water, the basic need of all living things is being polluted in many ways. We have to find a solution to eradicate water pollution,” the chief guest Lakshmi Narayanan, Isha Foundation said.

KCT students Akshath, Bragatheswaran.M, Guru Prasad and Students of Laurel & Vivegam School Harinath, Sriram, Leo Mohammed Rashin and Bharath won the 1st place for their idea of restoration of River Noyyal to its ideal condition. The team had developed a policy framework draft addressing the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to include a common effluent treatment plant for every industry in a ratio of 24:1. The set of solutions includes a biological take on the problem.

Ravi Kandasamy, HEAD PMO and Dr.R.S. Kumar, Principal were present.