Manipal, (India): Manipal University has bagged the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2014. The university has won this award for the third consecutive year.
The award was presented during Golden Peacock Awards Nite at New Delhi on Friday July 11 night during the sixteenth World Congress on Environment Management. The award was received by Manipal University Registrar Dr G.K. Prabhu and director General Services Colonel (Retired) Badrinarayan on behalf of Manipal University from Justice Dr Arijit Pasayat in the presence of Institute of Directors president Lieutenant General (Retired) J S Ahluwalia, Public Enterprises Selection Board chairman Atul Chaturvedi, Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor and others.
The Awards Jury comprised chairman former CJI Justice P N Bhagwati, and co-chairman Supreme Court former judge Justice Dr Arijit Pasayat. This is yet another milestone in the pioneering efforts of Manipal University. The award is presented to organizations for successfully managing environmental concerns. Manipal University has won several awards for its environmental management.It is to recognize the success achieved in managing environmental concerns.
Earlier, on January 22, 2012 Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chairman Manipal Education and Medical Group was awarded the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2011 in recognition of his immense contributions in the fields of education and healthcare.
Golden Peacock Awards
Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by Institute of Directors in 1992, are now regarded as Holy Grail of Corporate Excellence worldwide. Today Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year for various National and Global awards, from India and over 25 countries worldwide.
The Golden Peacock Environment Management Award (GPEMA) instituted by the World Environment Foundation in 1998 is conferred annually. The unique feature of the World Environment Foundation (WEF), among its other aims and objectives of working in the field of conservation and development, is that it seeks to create awareness of and implement strategies for improving environmental management standards.
The emphasis is on development, management and on countrywide awareness of duties of government, corporations, voluntary sector and individuals to maintain ecological balance by minimizing adverse environmental impact. To this end, the WEF instituted GPEMA to promote best strategy and management of environ mental issues by organizations. This award is presented to organizations that have attained significant achievements in the field of Environment Management.