Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The environmental awareness campaign launched by the urban forestry division of the GHMC in the ongoing summer sports coaching camps is eliciting a good response with at least five potted ornamental plans being given away as spot prizes.

The exercise, which is on across nine centres, is being done in five sessions, including introduction to plants, questions and answers, rapid round on common plants, identification of environmental problems and action plan to solve them.

Participants are being divided into various groups with each group observing a playground to enumerate the environmental issues. Children are encouraged to write poetry on green issues and also take a pledge to save environment. The campaign undertaken in association with Centre for Environment Education will be on till May 23 and will cover most of the coaching camps, according to a press release.