Member’s Statement: Rudra Sekhri

Ms D’AMBROSIO (Mill Park—Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Solar Homes) (09:38): I rise to congratulate Rudra Sekhri, a young climate change activist and future astronomer from South Morang who I recently had the pleasure of meeting at an event celebrating the 2021 ABC Takeover Melbourne competition winners. Takeover Melbourne calls for stories from young people about what it means to grow up in this city, and Rudra’s story of becoming fascinated with astronomy at the age of 11 was selected as a winner. In addition to his commitments as a busy year 11 student, Rudra works with scientists at the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing as part of the UTMOST collaboration and has already published his first book, titled The Earth Needs You, about the need to take action for a more sustainable future. As the local MP and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes it is so inspiring to see young leaders like Rudra using their passion to make the world a better place.

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