Inter-generational Dialogue on Skilling Youth For Green Hydrogen in Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal

Inter-generational Dialogue on Skilling Youth For Green Hydrogen in Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal

Rabindranath Tagore University was established by the AISECT Group of Universities as India’s first skill-based university situated in Raisen, which strives to impart skill-based quality education and promote research driven advancement of knowledge for creating successful professionals. The university works to achieve the aim of AISECT Foundation by providing quality education and skill-based training to the students and youth of the surrounding region. 

AISECT has established a PAN-India presence with 5 state-level universities and 23,000 Skill Provider Centres or Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras across 3 Union Territories, 29 states, 30 Regional Offices, and 10 State Offices. The entire network is designed to be all inclusive and established at the grassroot levels to provide sub-urban and rural youth easy and affordable access to vocational training and education in accordance with the International standards. 

Youth for Green Hydrogen along with Rabindranath Tagore University (RNTU), Atal Incubation Center of RNTU and Towards Better India organized Intergenerational dialogue on Skilling Youth For Green Hydrogen Dialogue in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh attended by eminent dignitaries like Mr. Erik Solheim (6th Executive Director, United Nations Environment Program); Sh. Vishnu Datt Sharma (Hon. Member of Parliament); Mr. Santosh Chube (Chancellor, AISECT Group of University);  Dr.Brahm Prakash Pethiya (Vice Chancellor, Rabindranath Tagore University); Dr. Nandita Pathak (The Better India); Dr.Arun Joshi (Vice Chancellor, Dr. C.V. Raman University); Dr. Siddharth Chaturvedi (Pro Chancellor, Rabindranath Tagore University); Mr. Sailesh Singhal (Co-Founder, Youth For Green Hydrogen) and Dr. Sangeetha Jauhari ( Pro Vice Chancellor, Rabindranath Tagore University), AIC-RNTU and other heads of organizations. The session was successful in Striking a conversation with eminent leaders in the academics and politics to build meaningful partnerships with the experts in academia. 

VD Sharma Ji remarked on how the nation is moving forward with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji to make India AtmaNirbhar in Energy consumption through Green Hydrogen. The speciality about Indian youth is innovation and this will drive the world to receive economical Green Hydrogen. India has always been in the forefront of providing economical and accessible products and thus it will be India which will be in the lead role of catering to the renewable energy for the world.

Erik Solheim welcoming various initiatives being undertaken by PM Modi congratulated him for keeping his promise that PM Modi made to Erik four years back on leading India to eliminate the consumption of single-use plastic. Mr. Solheim further said India is in the helm of catering to the worlds’ needs of energy and through its huge youth potential and innovative skills can provide the world with Green Hydrogen even below $1/kg.

The event also witnessed a formation of a team of academicians who would recommend a draft policy paper for the state of Madhya Pradesh in the leadership of Hon. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. The team envisions to make Madhya Pradesh the first state in India to have its own Green Hydrogen policy.

Mr. Singhal, Co-Founder of Youth For Green Hydrogen talked how an initiative of 3 people from Siliguri have mobilised more than 60+ countries in talking about Green Hydrogen over the past 4 months. He expressed his gratitude to PM Modi for creating a culture for youth to innovate and do out of the box.

Ms. Nandita Patha, organiser of the dialogue had handpicked along with academicians who have been selflessly working at the grassroots to nominate them for ShradhyayNanaji Deshmukh Environment Mitra Award. Rambaboo Tiwari who has been working on lakes rejuvenation in Bundelkhand since 2011 had been awarded along with Sanjeev Kumar Verma has been working on providing livelihood to the marginalised women and girls in Chitrakoot. Mr. has so far provided livelihood to 50,000 women in Jammu & Kashmir was also awarded for his service.

Signing of MOU between Rabindranath Tagore University & Youth For Green Hydrogen

Some of the following points were agreed upon and mentioned as follows in the MOU:

  • Investing in youth university leaders for creating awareness in student led Green Hydrogen Clubs for Green Hydrogen and creation.
  • Promote student participation for the creation of a Global Green Hydrogen Day.
  • Encourage student engagement in GH2 polices and implementations at local, national and global levels.
  • Partake in the Global Y4GH2 Task Force preparing for national, regional and global Youth for Green Hydrogen Global Assemblies. 
  • Participate in the online and offline capacity building initiatives.
  • Promote youth entrepreneurship & entrepreneurial initiatives to support GH2 incubators for young women and men entrepreneurs.
  • Support student innovation to localize the production and use of GH2. Support youth to create low cost innovation in advancing production and use of GH2.
  • Strengthen young women/girls student’s leadership in Green Hydrogen at local to global levels  

The state of Madhya Pradesh is ready to march on the vision of PM Narendra Modi in welcoming Green Hydrogen to Madhya Pradesh with folded hands.

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