Paint it green

Adrawing competition ‘Paint our Earth Green’was organised by CII for school children, which saw the participation of 355 students from 79 schools in Hyderabad. The CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre organised this contest as part of its initiative to generate awareness on the need for environmental protection.

Students were asked to design posters focusing on energy conservation, water conservation, usage of renewable energy, how to protect environment and biodiversity conservation.

B. Ashok Reddy, vice chairman, CII – Andhra Pradesh, presented the awards to the children who won the contest. A panel of judges led by L.S. Ganapati evaluated the drawings. This is the third time the contest is being organised in Hyderabad.

 Say no to pollution

Volunteers of Prakrithi Mitra observed two-minute silence in memory of victims of Bhopal gas tragedy (December 2, 1984) to mark the anniversary. The day is also observed as Anti-Pollution Day. Special programmes were organised by Prakrithi Mitra at Sanjeeviah Park on Sunday. Volunteers took a pledge to stop pollution and take steps to protect our environment. Later, a survey was conducted by students to highlight the ill-effects of pollution. The event was organised by project officer T. Radhika.

A decade of SDIPA

Choreographer Shiamak Davar was in the city to spend time with students of the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts, to commemorate 10 years of the dance school in the city. Young dance students got to meet and learn from Shiamak at Pearl Palace. Shiamak took a master class for all his students across all age groups (4 to 84-year-old). The focus was on what is now called the Shiamak Style, a blend of contemporary dance with a strong ballet grounding. Shiamak kept the environment stress free and helped the students to learn in an energetic environment. Shiamaka’s visit comes ahead of the Winter Funk show coming up next week.