Mangaluru

Driving home the importance of cleanliness effectively

A team of students from a school presenting a ‘science play’ during a block level competition at the Cascia School in Mangaluru on Friday. As many as 20 teams from different parts of the city participated in the competition.

A team of students from a school presenting a ‘science play’ during a block level competition at the Cascia School in Mangaluru on Friday. As many as 20 teams from different parts of the city participated in the competition.  

“Reduce, reuse and recycle”, the popular 3 Rs for waste management and environment protection, was effectively used by students who staged “science plays” here on Friday.

As many as 20 teams from different secondary schools in the city took part in the Mangaluru South block level “Science Play” competition held at the Cascia High School. The best of the plays will qualify for district level and State level competitions.

Among the plays that grabbed the attention included the one staged by students from Zilla Panchayat Secondary School, Malali. This story was about two children Bhavana and Sadhana, who get disturbed seeing huge quantity of waste dumped at places they visited during the school trip. The two write a letter to the Prime Minister expressing their concern and the latter acknowledges by passing legislation on waste management. The highlight of this play was the use of cloth banners made by students. Students held the banner of school in the background while scenes related to the school were enacted. Similarly banners related to houses and Parliament were used during the play that lasted 30 minutes.

In the musical play on Swachh Bharat concept by a 10-member team from Netaji Subash Chandra Bose School, Derelakatte, the students highlighted the need to reduce usage of plastic carry bags. They also showed benefits of bio-compost and vermicompost.

On Wednesday, 27 teams participated in the seminar on “Swachh Bharat: Role of Science and Technology - promises and challenges” at the Cascia High School. In the competition, each team was given six minutes to make their presentation which was followed by questions by judges for two minutes.

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