Of the 30 schools shortlisted, 21 were selected for the awards
The Government High School at Hinkal here has bagged the ‘Parisara Shale’ Award (eco-friendly school) for its eco-friendly activities and keeping its school campus pollution-free.
The ‘Hasiru Shale’ (second prize) and ‘Kittale Shale’ (third prize) awards were presented to 10 schools each at a function, jointly organised by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), the zilla panchayat and the Department of Public Instruction, here on Thursday.
Of the 30 schools shortlisted for the awards under the ‘Parisara Mitra’ programme, which aims to develop interest in the environment among students at an early age, 21 were selected for the awards.
The schools were evaluated by a core group comprising experts who visited the school campus and inspected the steps taken by the students and teachers to keep the water, soil and air free from pollution as well as keeping their campus plastic free.
The Parisara Shale Award carries a purse of Rs. 20,000, and the Hasiru Shale and Kittale Shale awards Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 1,000 respectively.
Officials from the KSPCB, the zilla panchayat and the Department of Public Instruction were present at the awards ceremony at the Lalitha Kala College auditorium at Manasagangotri.