(India) Children's Poster Competition
Nagaland is a Hill State in the North Eastern part of India. The State has been
facing a serious problem of deforestation and other environmental issues, along
with related socio - economic problems. However, the people and the Government
are much more aware of SD issues than ever before. Nagaland has a number of
NGOs who are active on the environmental front. In 2000 the State observed the
Year of the Tree with a view to launching a movement to plant trees and
overcome the devastating effects of deforestation. In addition, greater
emphasis is being laid on preserving bio-diversity through sustainable
development. The Nagaland Environmental Protection and Economic Development
Project (NEPED) of Canada is also becoming popular with the Naga farmers.
After getting details of the various programmes in connection with the 2002
World Summit, a Children's painting competition on the theme of 'Environment'
was organized in Raj Bhavan, the seat of the Governor on 26th February 2001.
This was done under the aegis of the Indian Council for Child Welfare. 155
students from 20 schools participated in the contest. This included some deaf
and dumb students. They were divided into several age groups varying from the
youngest being four years to eldest being 18 years. A prize distribution
function was held, at which Governor Mr.O.P.Sharma gave away the prizes to the
winners to the following categories :
i) Green Group (Age 4-6 years)
ii) White Group (Age 7-12 years)
iii) Blue Group (Age 13-18 years)
SPECIAL GROUP FOR DEAF
i) Red Group (Age 5-10 years)
ii) Yellow Group (Age 11-18 years).
Details of the competition will be conveyed to the National Level Committee
when it becomes functional. The State will continue to organize other
activities relating to the programme of the 2002 World Summit.
The pictures of the children's poster competition are highly evocative and
imaginative. These deal with themes of environmental degradation,
deforestation, pollution, alternative sources of energy and the rich
biodiversity of the State.
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