Muscat: A ninth-grade student of the Indian School Salalah, Samved Nambiar, has won the National Energy Globe Award for his stewardship of Oman’s environmental beauty and natural resources.
Samved Nambiar is currently the youngest recipient ever to receive the Energy Globe which is a globally renowned prize for environmental conservation.
The winners, in the categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth, are selected by a panel including members from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, World Bank and the European Renewable Energy Council.
The awards were an initiative by Austrian engineer and environmentalist Wolfgang Neumann. The herculean status of the Award often equates it to the Nobel Prize.
The project submitted by Samved Nambiar, was aimed at raising awareness about the negative effects mankind’s certain activities have on the environment while also suggesting possible solutions for them.
He has been an environmentalist since elementary-school, having co-founded at the age of seven, Project GreenWorld International, an international organization encouraging children to take environmental action, alongwith his elder brother Hridith Sudev.
With 187 participating countries, the Energy Globe Award is the most prestigious environmental award today and the award, signed by environmental activist Maneka Gandhi and Energy Globe Founder Mr. Wolfgang Neumann, is awarded annually for projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energies and the conservation of resources.