Staff Reporter

'Jaathre 2006' was the culmination of CMCA activities during the academic year

Bangalore: 'Jaathre 2006,' the annual civic club fair and exhibition organised by Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), was all about interesting events and games filled with educative fun, intended to stimulate a child's mind on civic and environmental issues.

The event was inaugurated on Saturday by M.R. Srinivasa Murthy, Managing Director, KSRTC, at St. Joseph's Indian High School Grounds. Jaathre, a culmination of CMCA activities during the academic year, served as a platform for all club members to put on show the efforts of member children and volunteers.

The expo highlighted the crucial role of development and transfer of innovative environmental technologies to combat environmental degradation.

It also focussed on the progress in terms of reducing pollution by many industries, where the emissions of pollutants to air, land, rivers and the sea have been significantly diminished with the introduction of environmentally sound technologies.

Achievements

It was an occasion to showcase the achievements and activities of all civic clubs to the general public and schools. Civic clubs displayed their campaign material and models based on civic and environmental issues. The four themes for Jaathre 2006 were solid waste, traffic and road safety, water and greenery.

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, KREDL and the Transport Department stalls provided information to the public.

Prizes

The Jaathre included prizes for the most informative and innovative stall.

Actor Ramesh and Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M.N. Reddy gave away awards and certificates of participation to the children.

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