Fri. Jul 19th, 2024 online news,Hyderabad,July 9th,2024: The United Nations accredited, 1M1B (One Million for One Billion) announced the selection of five young innovators from Telangana’s 1M1B Green Skills Academy who will enter the global stage and attend the prestigious, 8th annual, 1M1B Activate Impact Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this December. The five young innovators winners were announced at the Grand Finale of the Green Skills Academy – Leveraging AI held at Hyderabad.

After 5 months of leadership training and problem-solving skills, the young innovators were chosen from a competitive pool of 200 finalists across from Telangana. The 5 winners are Meeth Kumar Shah (Age 22) from Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad for his Project- ApnAInterview CRACKER;

Narayanam Bhavya (Age 20) from Malla Reddy College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad for her project- Manifesting Manholes; Manal Muneer (Age 21) from Deeksha Degree College, Nirmal Town for her project Intellnexa; Pemmasani Likhitha Chowdary (Age 18) from Malla Reddy College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad for her project Tech Vasaliu and Satyavathi Kolapalli (Age 19) from Malla Reddy College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad for her project – Nurture Sapling.

Earlier this year, the Department of Information Technology, Electronics, and Communications Telangana, in collaboration with the 1M1B (One Million for One Billion), launched India’s first 1M1B Green Skills Academy.

This initiative aims to accelerate the adoption of green skills among college youth in Telangana through the ecosystem partners, Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), T-Hub & T-Works. The program is designed to bridge the existing skill gap among young adults aged 18–22, equipping them with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in green skills, sustainability, and AI.

By leveraging the 1M1B Green Skills learning path, this Academy will not only empower young people with essential green skills but also forge vital linkages to green economy employment opportunities. The partnership aims to train 1 million youth from Telangana by the year 2030

The Grand Finale, held at T-Hub, Madhapur, Hyderabad, India featured pitches and presentations from the shortlisted students showcasing their innovative solutions and ideas to accelerate the fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by the year 2030.

The selected young innovators come from diverse backgrounds demonstrating how the United Nations SDGs can be localized creating indigenous solutions towards fulfillment of the UN SDG’s by the year 2030. The 5 selected young innovators presented their solution ideas addressing the problems related to creating sustainable cities and villages, for example creating solutions for open manholes, youth unemployment, sustainable agricultural practices, quality education, protecting India’s rich culture, water problems and many more.

Sridhar Babu, IT Minister, Govt of Telangana, India said, “As we inaugurate the 1M1B Green Skills Academy and witness its profound impact on our youth, I am pleased to reaffirm Telangana’s commitment to fostering sustainable development through innovative initiatives like this.

The establishment of the academy’s center in our state marks a significant milestone in our journey towards equipping our youth with essential green skills. We believe this collaboration will not only empower our youth but also strengthen our position as pioneers in sustainable technology and practices.”

Manav Subodh, Founder and Chief Mentor, 1M1B, said, “We are motivated to see the number of participants in the first edition of the 1M1B Green Skill Academy Program. The youth from Telangana have worked hard in the few months and presented amazing projects.

We have shortlisted the top 5 students for now and will be selecting another set of 5 students in the next few months. I believe the 1M1B Green Skills Academy is a big opportunity and a platform for the youths of Telangana to get skilled and become ready to join India’s green workforce. We are proud that 1M1B has become the flag bearer of green skilling in India.”

Jayesh Ranjan, Special Chief Secretary, IT,E&C, Government of Telangana, India said, “As we culminate the first edition of the 1M1B Green Skills Academy with this Grand Finale, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our youth in embracing green skills and sustainable practices.

This event not only showcases their ingenuity but also highlights their potential to drive meaningful change in our society. I commend all participants for their dedication and innovative spirit, which are crucial in shaping a sustainable future for Telangana and beyond.”

Recently, 1M1B announced its collaboration with Salesforce, to set up the 1st physical centre of 1M1B Green Skills Academy in Hyderabad.