More than 1200 students had fun at GeoMap Quiz where they were given satellite image of the venue NTR Gardens and asked to locate the placed indicated on the map
About 300 teams from 45 schools in the city participated in the final round of 22 GeoMap Quiz organised by GeoMap Society at NTR Gardens on Saturday. Students trooped out on the chilly morning to explore the garden and learn the craft map reading as well.
In an effort to inculcate the habit of reading maps and utilising them daily, the GeoMap Society has incorporated two modules in the quiz- Map Fun and Map Planning.
In the first module, Map Fun, students were given a satellite map of the NTR Gardens and they had to locate the places indicated in the map by physically locating it on ground.
The second module, Map Planning, was organised for students in senior category and involved activities like allocating budget for various projects in a locality.
“Taking judgements like allocating resources for public works will become easier and more productive if we use a map. We want to encourage this aspect and develop the awareness among children through this module,” Major Shiva Kiran, convener of the GeoMap Society, said. By using the maps, decentralisation of resource allocation can be encouraged, he explained. Somajiguda Corporator Mahesh Yadav was the chief guest at the event and gave away prizes to the winners. Former Director of Survey of India and GeoMap president, G.S. Kumar and HMDA OSD, M.J. Akbar also participated in the event.
Students from DAV, BDL Bhanoor, Bhavya and Shivani won the first prize in the senior category, while Nipun and Vineet from Bhavans Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya and Nitya Reddy and Sai Lasya from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills, won in the junior and sub-junior categories.