Eminent Scientist Mr Asher Minns, Executive Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia visited SAI International School on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He was accompanied by Mr Joydeep Bordoloi, Head of Schools, English and skills of the British Council, East and North East.
Mr. Minns presented a talk on the Science of Climate Change Communication to a large audience of students and teachers in the Indraprastha auditorium. Through a graphical presentation he conveyed the abysmal impact of Climate Change on the people and places. He spoke about the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide, impact of climate change on living standards of people relating to agriculture, health and productivity etc., and the importance of solar energy.
Mr.Minns inspired the students to think far and try to address the varied causes leading to climate change by taking up different professions and working together for the cause. He appreciated the School for devoting a lot of time and attention on SDGs and added that ‘I am enormously impressed with everything done here under Sustainable Development Goals and it being embedded into the curriculum’. The students had several queries about the topic which were pleasantly answered by Mr Minns.
Shri Harish Sanduja, Principal SAI International School thanked Mr.Minns for his address and said the children of today can become change agents of tomorrow and rewrite the gloomy stories of today, to victory stories of tomorrow.
Chairman Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo was delighted to have the luminary scientist from the United Kingdom in the school and said that his talk will have a profound impact on the young audience who really need information about climate Change which is the need of the hour.
The talk of Mr Minns was very relevant to the UNESCO program of the school that follows the SDGs through several activities and whole school programs.