January 2022 Cycle
National Level PACT-Star Program
Call for Q1 - 2022 Awards for School Students
PACT2030 which stands for Pledge, Act, Change, Transform – 2030; is a social enterprise which has been constituted to empower academic institutions to think beyond their boundaries and care for the world. Institutions have started to commit towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on an ongoing basis, but we know that the power of togetherness is much mightier. As the name suggests, PACT2030 has a long-term vision and is a scalable model on global platforms.
The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is one of the most ambitious and vital global agreements. Educational institutions have a leading role in helping society to achieve the Global SDGs through leadership, research, teaching and learning, campus operations, and community service. As living laboratories of transformation and innovation, the academic engagement, partnerships, and exemplar models are crucial to empower the next generations, advance SDGs' progress, and foster a resilient and equitable future.
What better way to empower our future, than to give power and support to young minds - the future is for them indeed. So PACT2030 has created 3 funded awards for students with ideas in any of the 17 SDGs which can be implemented in their community.
Project Submission Guidelines:
PACT2030 is open only for full time registered students from classes 9 to 12 at any school in India. They must have received consent from their parent or guardian to submit this entry.
Submitted projects/ideas must be unique and have a direct impact on the community in which the student lives in. In case the student identifies projects in other communities / away from home, proper justification on how they intend to achieve this, would be required in the project brief.
All entries will receive a certificate and their project will be published on PACT2030 and other media partners.
During the initial judging, a minimum of ten (10) finalists will be shortlisted pan-India will be invited to Goa to present their ideas in person to an academic audience from all over India. Expense towards travel and accommodation for accompanying person (guardian/parent/teacher) is to be borne by the individual.
The top 3 selected projects will be awarded funding of upto Rs 1 Lakh along with a mentor who will guide and supervise the fund allocation for the project
Mentor will guide the students and ensure that successful implementation is met, and a project report is filed within 6 months of the award.
All Students will join the PACT-Star Community and form local chapters in their schools to further fuel the idea of sustainability and care for the environment.
The student may be further awarded a recognition and/or additional funds during the next round of awards.
PACT2030 and its secretariat (QS I-GAUGE) reserves the right for decisions and correction.
Only 1 entry /application is allowed per student and multiple entries may lead to disqualification.
The entries should be submitted by the participating students on or before the due date: (Extended till 3 January 2022 due to several requests from schools and parents)
Click here for full terms and conditions
10 SHORTLISTED STUDENTS
GET TO GOA
3 FINAL AWARDS
OF UPTO 1 LAKH EACH
PROJECTS LINKED TO SDGs THAT HAVE DIRECT COMMUNITY BENEFIT
PACT-Star | First Edition
PACT-Star | First Edition
MR ABHISHEK MOHAN GUPTA
Jagran Lakecity University
MR RAHUL SINGHI
DR S S MANTHA
K L University
DR D N S KUMAR
Ahlcon Public School
GD Goenka World School
World University of
Executive Vice President
NIET - Gr Noida
ER PUNNOOSE GEORGE
Saintgits Group of Professional Institutions
DR MADHU CHITKARA
PROF SANJAY GUPTA
MR RAMAN BATRA
MR SANJAY PADODE
MR ASHOK VERGHESE
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS)
PROF ATUL KHOSLA
PROF SANDEEP SANCHETI
DR B SURESH
JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research
DR K SRIHARSHA REDDY
Institute of Management Technology (IMT)
DR (COL) A GARG
KIET Group of Institutions
S SUNDAR MANOHARAN
Pandit Deendayal Energy University
MR KUNWAR SHEKHAR VIJENDRA
Co-founder & Chancellor
MR SACHIN GUPTA
MR JOUTISHMAN DUTTA
Assam Down Town University
DR VIDYA YERAVDEKAR
Symbiosis International University
MR ABHAY CHEBBI