Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award

The Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award was presented in Dubai, on December 23, 2021.


  • The prestigious Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award was presented to Surat’s noted industrialist Viral Desai.
  • Viral Desai is popularly known as Greenman, because of his love for the environment.
  • Sanskruti Yuva Sansthan presented the ‘Bharat Gaurav Samman’ to Viral Desai and other winners, at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm.
  • 28 prominent personalities from 11 countries, namely the United Kingdom, the United States, France, New Zealand, and Malaysia, were felicitated with the prestigious awards.
  • Viral Desai was the only Indian to won honour for climate action.
  • Other awardees include:
  1. Motivational speaker Padma Shri Gaur Gopaldas
  2. Polo player Ashvini Kumar Sharma
  3. Akshaya Patra Foundation’s chairman Padma Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa
  4. Instrumentalist Padma Bhushan Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
  5. Padma Shri Ramkishore Chhipa
  6. Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi
  7. Investor banker Saket Mishra and others.

Global Environmental Citizen Award

It is an environmental award, established by “Harvard Medical School Centre for Health and Global Environment”. It is bestowed annually to an individual who is working to restore and protect global environment.

Center for Health and the Global Environment

It is located at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The center works with the mission to help people in understanding that our health depends on the health of environment. It was founded in 1996, for promoting a understanding of human health consequences because of global environmental change.



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