NIIT University, Neemrana (Rajasthan) has for the first time won the TERI-IWA Water Sustainability Award under Domestic Water Users category. The award, which has been instituted by TERI in association with UNDP, to initiate a dialogue to encourage Sustainable Development of Water, was presented on the occasion of the World Water Day ( March 22). Maj Gen AK Singh, Chief Operations Officer and Dean (Student Affairs), and Gurwinder Singh, Head Facility & Project, NIIT University received the award on behalf of the University.
The TERI-IWA Water Sustainability Awards evaluates excellence in all kinds of new ideas, approaches, processes, products, services, technologies, and other types of innovations in the water sector which can tangibly address the SDGs. The TERI-IWA Water Sustainability Awards actively encourage adopting Sustainable Development Goal on Water by lowering water footprint across diverse stakeholders by using a “water-neutral” approach.
NIIT University aims to recognize and encourage various stakeholders including, but not limited to, individuals, civil society organizations, industries, municipal boards, Village Panchayats, RWAs, etc., who are leading the local movement for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Vijay K. Thadani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, NIIT Limited, and cofounder of NIIT University, said, “This is a proud moment for us and we thank TERI and UNDP for this recognition. NIIT University has been built around nature, and since its inception we have been creating sustainable models keeping the environment in mind, both in our water usage and other green activitiesthat we have initiated at the campus. As a higher education institution, NU has not only been solely focused on academic training, but also on instilling a sense of sustainable living amongst our students. This award is a huge recognition of our efforts that we have been taking in this direction.”