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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Odisha girl Nibedita Biswal has been selected for the annual Antarctica Expedition-2022 to study and spread awareness about the effects of global warming and climate change.

As many as 90 persons across the globe have been selected by the 2041 Foundation for the prestigious expedition. Nibedita who is a denizen of Rourkela will be part of the team. 

The team will research the impact of the melting glaciers on earth due to climate change. The expedition will start on March 17 and continue for 12 days.

“There will be workshops on environment and various climate leaders will impart training to the participants during the expedition. We will also carry out research on the impact of climate change on Antarctica,” said Nibedita, who is an employee of MCL.

“Personally I will shoot a video on Antarctica and interact with the scientists working at the base station. I will also convey to my team about the natural disasters battering Odisha every year,” said Nibedita.

The expedition will cost Nibedita around Rs 16,00,000 to Rs 18,00,000. She has appealed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and various corporate sectors to extend helping hands to make her expedition successful.

Notably, 2041 Foundation was founded by Robert Swan of England. He is the first man in history to reach both the North-and South Poles. The foundation's mission is to teach the world’s future leaders about climate change and its consequences.

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