BANGALORE: Eco-awareness is on an overdrive in some schools. In an age when global warming has gained scary proportions, such environment friendly programme ought to be pushed further. One such programme was organised recently for schoolchildren in and around Ramanagaram taluk. Students from about 400 schools of the taluk participated.
At the Sarojamma Sri Chikka Thimmaiah Kalyana Mantapa in Bidadi, it was the turn of about 350 students to take part in a drawing contest and a quiz competition, both on the theme of environment.
Primary school students from Standards 1 to 4 let their imagination run wild on Parisara (Nature) while secondary school children from Standards 5 to 7 worked on the thought-provoking theme of “Parisara Malinya” (Environmental Pollution).
The event organisers, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, found that the entries were replete with images of beauty rendered in a thousand colours. The entries of the older children reflected the increasing consciousness about nature’s abuse and its ramifications. The entries were judged by members of the Artisans’ Training Institute K.P.J. Karakushala Tarabeti Samsthe. There were three prize-winners in each category. At the end of all those competitions, Nandisha N., a 7th Standard student of Government Higher Public School, Halasanahalli, was adjudged the best among higher primary school students in the drawing and painting contest. Vishnu M., a 6th Standard student of International School, Bethal, grabbed the second prize.
Among lower primary schools category, the first prize was bagged by Ramyashree P., a third standard student of M.H. National Public School. The second prize went to Sunil P., a fourth standard student of J.V.S. The third prize went to Priyanka T., a 4th standard student of Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyapeetha. The first prize among high school students for the quiz competition on environment went to the team from Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyapeetha, which beat the team from Government High School, Ganakal, and Government High School, Bidadi.