Team Holocoen (Aradhya Seth, Akshita Joshi, Anadi Mandloi, Bhupinder Singh)

Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal, India


I believe that greatest threat to our Environment is to believe someone else will save it. I will give all it takes to save our mother nature.

What five words best describe your PGC experience?

Sustainable. Ingenious. Ambitious. Resourceful. Eco-Friendly.

What was most memorable from your PGC experience?

The most memorable aspect of PGC was when I learnt about fair trade and that has become the favourite part of my PGC journey. The magazine that I was given to go through had so many stories in it, so many lives were associated with them and so many people had their part to play. I never thought of the hands which made my product but now I’m concerned about them more than my own self. These little things influenced me and that’s how I beheaded things the way I wanted. The submission for the story task holds an important place in my heart for I got to know about the injustice and humanity around the world. I am grateful for the fact that I was a part of such a great initiative and contributed a part of my bit. I’ll surely take things forward and will try to implement them as well.

Think about yourself pre-PGC, just 30 days ago, and then think about who you are today. How have you changed? What have you learned about yourself?

Yes, I have definitely seen a change in myself. I am more conscious now, I am more aware now. On October 1, I was not even sure whether I will be able to complete this challenge, but yes, I did it. We completed each and every task of PGC 2018 and we are really proud of it.

Picture yourself as a changemaker and tell us how you will affect that change.

Success is a journey and not a destination; and being a part of PGC has made me realize that I have achieved one. We had our obstacles and hurdles to overcome; and we did do that, each with a lesson learnt, each with another new reason to keep the fire of zeal and exuberance ignited.

I believe I have started my journey as a change maker, starting from the constructive transformations which I have brought about in the past 30 days. They may be indigenous and small, but they were the stepping stones to creating a worldwide impact and we are proud to affirm that we have accomplished the former milestone.

If I were to be established as a change maker, the changes I would like to bring would be as follows:
1. Create awareness: Often, we are superficially aware of the issue but face trouble while finding solutions for it because the root cause is anonymous to us. For instance, pre PGC, I knew environmental degradation prevails but post PGC I am well aware of the causes, effects and  measures to be taken to eradicate the same.
2. Promoting ACT, REACT, IMPACT: Our negligent and laid back attitude as citizens has landed us into this abysmal state (delete: at the first step), so, encouraging action is of the utmost significance. Think globally, act locally. Then, raising our voice, demanding justice is mandatory. Voice your opinions, act on your words because you are your own warrior as well as savior, so fight against what’s wrong and support what’s right.

Then, along with your one little action, you impact the lives of many around you, and I have seen that myself in my journey of PGC.