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Apeejay Festival of Ideas by Ignited Minds begins with an inspiring message on the effects of climate change from Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia

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Season 3 of the Apeejay Festival of Ideas by Ignited Minds organised by the Apeejay Institute of Technology – School of Architecture & Planning (AITSAP) began on Friday with a message on the theme of climate change from Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia, Chairperson, Apeejay Education Society and Co-Promoter and President, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group.

Here is the text of the message:

Dear School Students,

We are faced with the need for better understanding of the concept of ‘Climate Change’ in everything we do today.  Hence the issue of ‘ Climate change’ which  has an impact on all today and will have far-reaching effects tomorrow, must be addressed over a period of time, providing insights into every aspect of the world, whether it is technology or trade, social sciences or environment.  You, as citizens of the country, will have to take responsibility for providing an equilibrium in nature and need to imbibe traits that will realise the value of sustainability in the work that you do.  There is a big element of social responsibility that each one of us has and a burden of correcting the ills created by so-called ‘adults’ of the society.  Therefore we need to, constantly, think of ways to innovate, and it is never too early thinking that we are young and our time will come. Your time has come.

But, first and foremost, we need to ensure that we are committed and become responsible human beings. We need to understand that we are important tools that will help build a better world for ourselves and our future generations.  Everything else will follow. The moment you accept that you are here for a reason – to create, and create responsibly, you will start working towards it.

In this endeavour, keep asking yourself questions.  What is it that I want to do to prevent a drastic climate change?  What am I willing to spend my intellectual, emotional and physical resources on?  What is my big idea? How is it different and how will it work?  The more you ask yourself questions, the more it will ignite your mind, and from there will flow ideas.  Ideas that are yours, ideas that you can establish as your own, by implementing them the way you have conceived them.

You will realise that you will eventually get the answers to all your questions.  After all, they are your own questions and answers.  There is no right or wrong.  You have to work to make them right, and even if it doesn’t turn out the way you had wanted it to be, do not fret or worry.  Because it is YOUR idea, YOUR methodology, YOUR creation.  You can always bring in a change in your immediate environment, society, country as a whole.  But do not think it is beyond your reach or give up.  Your collective ideas will bring about a change in the next climate summit

I am happy to see an event of this theme and magnitude being organised online for young influential minds, and am confident that many firsts would come out of it.

I wish all success to Apeejay School of Architecture & Planning Director and faculty team in this endeavour.

 All the best,

-Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia,
Chairperson, Apeejay Education Society,
Co-Promoter and President, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group.

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