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| Last Updated::25/04/2018

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Painting, Poster and Exhibition Competition at WII-ENVIS Centre on 25 April, 2018

Starting with the events lined up for celebrating World Environment Day, 2018, the ENVIS RP “Wildlife and Protected Areas” at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun organized an ‘On the Spot Painting and Poster Making Competition’ along with an ‘Exhibition’ on 25th April, 2018 at the Institute’s premises. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India is hosting World Environment Day, 2018 at global level in collaboration with UN Environment. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day Celebrations is “Plastic Pollution”. The event had the following categories:

(i)    Painting Competition
(ii)    Poster Competition (with Slogan)
(iii)    Exhibition of display items prepared by students by reusing and recycling plastics.

Thirty-six students from different school in Dehradun participated in this Event accompanied by their teachers. Short movies were screened to spread awareness about the ill effects of plastic pollution and what initiatives can be taken on an individual and community level. Dr. Bitapi C. Sinha, Scientist G, Wildlife Institute of India addressed the students and briefed the students regarding the theme, why plastic is a menace and how the children can make a difference. The students were given the following topics based on the theme:

a)    Painting Competition: Ideas/Solution to Recycle/ Reduce Plastics
b)    Poster Competition: Plastic Ban

Parallely, an exhibition was also organized in which display items and working models were presented by the school students. The exhibition was attended by the faculty, researchers & staff of the institute and were appreciative about the efforts made the students. Dr. G. S. Rawat, Dean, Wildlife Institute of India interacted with the students and encouraged them to make their homes and surroundings free of plastic. Ms. Sounika Karmakar, Programme Officer, WII-ENVIS gave the Vote of Thanks.

Glimpses of event