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ENACTUS TEAM OF PANJAB UNIVERSITY SELECTED IN “1 RACE 4 OCEANS” AMONG 24 TEAMS WORLDWIDE

March 27, 2020 07:09 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Enactus team of Panjab University led by faculty advisor Prof. Seema Kapoor got selected in the first phase of evaluation for 1 Race 4 Oceans along with other 23 teams worldwide, which was announced through email today by Ms. Emily Gray, Senior Project Specialist, Global Development, Enactus Worldwide.

She informed that107 innovative projects from 20 countries entered the Race and project “DHRA” of Enctus P.U. team advanced to the next round of judging. 1 Race 4 Oceans is a new global endeavor with 4 main focus areas: Pollution, Habitat Loss, Overfishing and Climate Change and seeks to challenge Enactus students around the world to address the degradation of ocean ecosystems and charting the right course for our planet’s most important waters.

Enactus team of Panjab University is successfully running two projects namely project “DHRA”and project “UDAY”. Project Dhra aims to enhance the lives of potters by promoting the art of pottery as well as eradicating the use of plasticware. Project Uday works on similar lines by eliminating the use of plastic bags through bringing up cloth bags into use. 

“The focus is exclusively on engaging and developing ‘Gen Z’ – who are better equipped and more passionate about sustainable change than any other generation in recent history,” expressed by Enactus Worldwide President and CEO Rachael Jarosh.

Enactus team of Panjab University is successfully running two projects namely project “DHRA”and project “UDAY”. Project Dhra aims to enhance the lives of potters by promoting the art of pottery as well as eradicating the use of plasticware. Project Uday works on similar lines by eliminating the use of plastic bags through bringing up cloth bags into use. 

The team is joyous about its selection and is looking forward to working hard in the final round, conveyed Prof. Seema Kapoor. Out of these 24 teams selected, top 3 to 5 teams will advance to 1 Race 4 Oceans Impact Competition being held in September 2020 at Enactus World Cup, Utrecht, Netherlands. Also top 3 to 5 finalist teams will have the opportunity to receive a portion of $25,000 USD project scaling funding, conveyed Mr. Harleen Singh, team president. Mr. Singh said that the team members are leaving no stones unturned to conserve the environment and to uplift the society.

The team is humbled and grateful to Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Student Welfare and Prof. Neena Capalash, Dean Student Welfare (women) and higher authorities of Panjab University for always motivating and encouraging Enactus team for its social endeavors. 

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