World Environment Day 2024

Greetings from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) & Madras Medical College (MMC)!

We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, and the Institute of Community Medicine, Madras Medical College, are jointly celebrating “World Environment Day” on 05 June 2024. 5th June (World Environment Day) celebrates our planet’s beauty while highlighting the crucial link between a healthy environment and human well-being. It’s a reminder to nurture our surroundings, safeguarding not just nature but also our own health for generations to come.

We are organizing a workshop on “ Environment & Health: Healthy Planet, Healthy Community and Healthy You” and a panel discussion on Intersections of Environment and Human Health: Challenges and Solutions” on Wednesday, 5th June 2024, between 09:30-16:30 hrs IST, at TTJ Auditorium, ICSR, IIT Madras. The event is organized as part of the collaborative projects (i) “Low-Cost Road Dust Collector Operated with Solar Power to Manage Solid Waste and Air Pollution” supported by the Ministry of Education, Govt of India; (ii) Clean Energy for Healthy Environments and Lives (CE4HEAL) supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia and Australia India ‘Unnati’ Research Collaboration Grants; and (iii) “Local air quality management plan for Chennai city using sensor-based hyper-local monitoring” supported by Environmental Defense Fund. This World Environment Day, we would like to invite and instil the minds of future generations with the power to bring a change in the world, an initiative, and help to design, build, and implement innovative solutions for a healthy future. 

In this regard, we are pleased to invite you to the workshop and panel discussion. Kindly nominate interested participants forthe events. 


Registration link: 


Please join the meet at:

Zoom link:
Meeting number (access code): 839 9633 3298
Meeting passcode820392


Winners for the Events:
  • Creative Drawing  (Health impacts of climate change)


First Position: Sangsthita Ray, Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi



Second Position: Aadya Verma, DAV Public School, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu



Third Position: Sagithyan S, Vanavani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tamil Nadu



  • One minute video (Community engagement for a healthy environment)


First Position: Akshitha Chelladur, Orchad CBSE School, Tamil Nadu



Second Position: Devika  Arun, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tripunithra, Kerala



Third Position: AL- Mirah Fathima Sajith, AJJMGGHS School Thalayolaparambu, Kerala



  • Technical Poster (Environment degradation & human health: A way forward)


First Position: Aswini Srinivasan, Womens Christian College, Tamil Nadu



Second Position: Harish M., National Forensic Sciences University, Tamil Nadu