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Simran Vedvyas 2012 GYEF, Sharing the Winning Moment
by Simran Vedvyas | 27-02-2012 23:30 0 recommendations
Sharing the Winning Moment-Eco Generation
I am a student of The Millennium School–Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Tunza Eco Generation member
I travelled to Seoul, South Korea to attend the 2012 Global Youth for the Environment Forum, held at Seoul National University, 21st– 22nd February?2012.
This forum was hosted by Samsung Engineering and Korea Green Foundation and organized by Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University.
I was invited to the forum with all-expenses paid trip as delegate and I emerged as the ultimate winner for my presentation ? PROJECT EARTH? which focused on Water Conservation being awarded Samsung Engineering Prize and Samsung mini lap-top computer, from amongst 8 presenters each of three International Delegate Teams. I also participated in the Quiz and won souvenirs during the session. I got a chance to share my views with the media in S. Korea and a movie presentation made by my on sustainable development titled ? My Dream City? was showcased too.
I share my experiences of meeting over 400 delegate students, about 300 from South Korea and 100 International Delegates, including students from Indonesia, India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and UAE. This Forum gave me the opportunity to listen to some very motivating presentations made by the key-note speakers, participate in some interesting activities, learn and share the experiences of young minds from around the world who share the same passion as me.
The lectures were diverse and addressed important issues like- How mobile phone could harm human health?, Environment, Economy and Human Beings, Wandering Wetlands and Ecological- UK?s effort on Climate Change. I also enjoyed ?180 degrees Pole to Pole trip? adventure experience by James Hooper and ?Law of the Jungle? presented by the famous actor Ricky Kim.
I now look forward to participating in 2 International Conferences in the coming month March 2012 and conducting an assigned workshop during the ?Round Square Regional Conference? themed ?BE THE CHANGE?, 21st -25th March 2012. This International Conference is hosted by ?The Millennium School Dubai? and will bring together around 200 bright minds from the region. The conference aims to act as a wakeup call to take charge, lead and make a difference because each one of us has the power within us to create the life we want to live. There are many things in this world we need to change and it is not only just about the environment, we must take a balanced approach. We must learn to accept change and make a positive difference to the lives of others and the world.
Before I conclude I need to say that I learnt a lot from this forum and made some more friends, and I am so thankful to Samsung Engineering, Eco Generation Team and also Korea Green Foundation for conducting the event so well and being such a wonderful host.
Some Memorable Moments