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Quiz to promote awareness on trees

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A student is seriously engrossed in preparation as others relax at a quiz competition as part of three-day Vanamahotsavam-- festival of trees organised at the YMCA in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
A student is seriously engrossed in preparation as others relax at a quiz competition as part of three-day Vanamahotsavam-- festival of trees organised at the YMCA in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Participants were paired in teams of two before being given a set of 60 questions on the second day of ‘Vanamahotsavam’ organised jointly by Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and Fire and Safety Association of India (FSAI).

The quiz competition was held in two rounds – preliminary and final – where questions covered topics on water management, e-waste management, effects of green house, transportation, phantom carriers and about gases that contribute to global warming apart from creating awareness on food waste management and various causes of global warming. The second round was a visual one where final contestants of 10 teams from each grade participated in the quiz contest within an hour.

Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana, who was chief guest, talked about the importance of growing and protecting trees and passing on the message to the younger generation. “As per the norms, 33 per cent of the land should be covered by vegetation. In the city, we have identified some public sector undertakings for plantation of trees and have agreed to plant 40 lakh saplings where an online mechanism is placed to monitor the survival of the saplings.” He appreciated the tree plantation campaign taken up by ISHRAE and FSAI which in turn bring down the rising pollution level in the city.

CMD of Vijay Nirman S. Vijay Kumar said: “Nature has been kind to us over the years. Unfortunately, man has contributed to the destruction of nature. It is time for us to show gratitude and develop love towards nature and protect it by all means so that our future generation will continue to lead a better life.”

Among the team members, founder-member of Gayatri Vidya Parishad Junior College P. Raja Ganapathi, national chairperson of ISHRAE K-12 team K. Leela Prasad and national president of YMCA Williams were present.


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