“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”-George Bernard Shaw
The Environment Protection and Awareness Club (EPAC) of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra organized its first event of the session, ‘Beyond Crisis’ on 2nd
The affair was aimed at sensitizing the youth about the exacerbating problems that mankind is contemporarily facing and to engage in a healthy conversation to tackle such problems. A total of 16 teams participated in the event. The problem statements included challenges that ranged from addressing the glaring crisis of overpopulation, ocean water degradation, rampant deforestation, alarming levels of resource depletion, shrinking wetlands, prevalent cruelty against animals to malnutrition and world hunger.
The teams proposed a number of solutions taking into account various case studies and sundry research papers from numerous sources. The criteria for the judgement were
The teams which emerged victorious after a round of rational thinking and concern for the environment at display were:
Winner: – Team Optimus
First runner-up: – Team Binary
Second Runner-up: – Team DV 369
The event shuttered on a high note with an elevated sense of concern towards the environment among the attendees.
Reporter – Bhavesh Chaturvedi
Picture Credits – Photographic Society, BIT Mesra