Shanthan works as an afforestation supervisor at Neyveli Lignite Corporation – a company that generates electricity using fossil fuels. Despite receiving a 96% on his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Swamy Abedhanandha Polytechnic College, Thiruvannamalai, he chose to take this job because he wants to be a tool to promote afforestation rather than relying on NGOs alone to improve the environment.
The seeds were sown for his chosen path at his alma mater, Isha Vidhya Cuddalore, where Shanthan was involved in the growing of saplings for Project GreenHands, an Isha Outreach environment initiative.
He says, “Our school teachers were like friends who were concerned about our development. Our teachers are the ones who celebrate in our triumphs. Not only} did we have to study well, but they were determined that we should be good human beings for the community.”
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