Maneka Gandhi to chair Energy Globe Awards in Brussels

May 21st, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin  


Brussels, May 21 (IANS) India’s former environment minister Maneka Gandhi will chair the ninth Energy Globe Awards for local environmental projects to be held at the European Parliament here May 26. Bollywood star Aamir Khan is also invited to the ceremony as a guest. Around 109 countries will participate in the event, a statement issued by the European Parliament said Tuesday, EuAsiaNews reported Wednesday.

The Energy Globes Awards reward local and regional projects that contribute to energy conservation and environmental protection, as well as projects to supply basic resources such as water and electricity to poor communities.

Projects from around the world, promoting the use of clean and renewable energies, will compete in five different categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth.

The ceremony will be hosted by actress D

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