Pramudhityo and Gracia Awarded Prince and Princess of Environment 2002

Pramudhityo Dewantoro, 11 and Gracia Paramitha, 13 have been inaugurated Prince and Princess of Environment 2002 after eliminated another 18 finalists in grand final (22 September 2002).

To join this award, Pramudhityo did any environmental campaign to aware Karang Gayam villages in Surabaya on how clean lifes. Gracia has developed waste management in her school, Petra 5 Secondary School. Water hyacinth crown has been given to each of them. ‘I’m really surprised,” said Gracia. “I thought my friend will be inaugurated,” said Pramudhityo.

Prince Pramudhityo Dewantoro and Princess Gracia Paramitha will represent Indonesia young people to attend Millennium Kids Environmental Conference. Before grand final, all finalists have passed 1st selection (environmental writing test, 8 September), 2nd selection (environmental project presentation, 14 and 15 September) and Environmental training (18 – 20 September).

In the opening, Zamroni, President of Tunas Hijau Club said that Prince and Princess of Environment is the first program in Indonesia. “Through this program, we would like to motivate as many as children to have green behavior and environmental project to increase our environmental quality,” said Zamroni.

In the beginning of program, there were a lot of question from the people. “Most of them think that the children who want to join this award should be pretty or handsome. But, it’s wrong,” said Zamroni. (*)