Ramita Kondepudi Resident of Bangalore (Karnataka)
Age - 15 years
10th Grade Student
At an age when most students of her age are busy preparing for their 10th grade board exams, Ramita has taken up a mission to make the world waste-free. She started her journey from her own home, community and school.
To create awareness among the students, she organised the First Green Conference for Schools in Bangalore, and installed the first portable biogas plant in her school. She is also the president of her school's Eco Club. Ramita conceptualized, organized and chaired the First Annual High School Green Conference in Bangalore in September 2011, in which schools from across Bangalore participated to discuss problems and solutions regarding various environmental issues.
The young environmentalist regularly records her personal thoughts, views, experiences, and interesting green news on her blog - http://thinkgreenspeak.blogspot.in/
While environment is her passion, she excels in academics as well. She is consistently the topper in her class, and is balancing a heavy academic load of 9 subjects for IGCSE (Cambridge) this year. She has won a Gold at the All India Robotics Olympiad in 2010, (becoming the first all girls team to ever win the competition), represented India in the 2010 World Robotics Olympiad in Manila, Philippines. She is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do winning State and National level championships, sings Carnatic Music and performs at concerts and is an all-round athlete in tennis, track & field events.
This young lady, albeit only a 10th grade high school student, hopes to encourage more people to lead environment-friendly lives and try to make a difference in their own community.