International School conferred prestigious ‘iCare Green Pentagon Award’ to
inspire sustainable pattern of development while eliminating environmental risk
factors which contribute majorly to the global toll of more than ten million
child deaths annually. ‘Green Pentagon Award’ is awarded by iCare, a leading
organization working in the area of new-age child health care globally.
award is one of the most prestigious awards for schools delivering the Best
Healthcare Facilities with Environment Friendly Campuses. The award was received by Sridhar
Chintapatla, from Candor International School, Bangalore from Dr. Gaurav Nigam,
Founder and CEO of iCare.
that we support and recognize schools which actually render a remarkable
contribution in making the economy cleaner and greener without compromising
with the best of heath care facilities. At iCare, we want to raise awareness
regarding environmentally-related causes responsible for rising morbidity and
mortality among children and reduce risk and vulnerability. Let’s redefine
childhood.” says Dr. Gaurav Nigam,
Founder and CEO of iCare.
|Sridhar Chintapatla, from Candor International School, Bangalore
receiving the award from
Dr. Gaurav Nigam, Founder and CEO of iCare
(4th from Left)
from UNICEF says most of the 2 billion children in the world who are breathing
toxic air live in north India and neighbouring countries, risking serious
health effects, including damage to their lungs, brains and other organs. Of
that global total, 300 million kids are exposed to pollution levels more than
six times higher that standards set by the World Health Organization, including
220 million in South Asia.
Pentagon Award’, iCare wants to honor, support, and recognize the outstanding
work of those schools which are making efforts to promote environmental
sustainability as children are particularly more vulnerable to harmful
environmental exposures as compared to adults.
Candor International School for being the first Green school in the country
spread over 20 acres near Electronic City, Bengaluru. Candor is a school with a
difference, designed to meet optimum number of students in only 20% of the
total estate area. The campus infrastructure and various other equipments have
been designed to meet the stringent requirements and standards of the Indian
Green Building Council (IGBC). The school also has a half Olympic size pool
which is child friendly and uses no chlorine. Candor also makes every attempt
to conserve energy, harvest rainwater and manage waste.
aims at laying the foundation stones of the stunning eco-friendly campus, iCare
creates the platform to recognize such entrepreneurs who mark their successful
contribution in transforming the future of dynamic talent. iCare is a strong
advocate for education and fights against childhood death and illness from
causes such as environmental pollution,
poverty, malnutrition, so and so forth.
World Health Organization (WHO), each year around three million children under
the age of five die due to environment-related diseases. Apart from that, acute
respiratory infections annually kill an estimated 1.6 million children under
the age of five. As much as 60 percent of acute respiratory infections worldwide
are related to environmental conditions.
is one of the most prestigious awards given to handful of schools every year
that shows exceptional achievements towards Environment.