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Kids do frog-leap to keep amphibians in life’s race!

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, April 28, 2013
First Published: 11:26 IST(28/4/2013) | Last Updated: 11:27 IST(28/4/2013)

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the Regional Science City organised ‘Save The Frogs Day’ on Saturday.

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Children were given an opportunity to participate in poster making competition on the theme ‘design and paint a pond for your frog’, which followed events like frog leap and quiz besides prize distribution.

It was the fifth year of this annual event and besides being observed in India, there were several events held simultaneously in countries like Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Israel, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and the USA too.

Students from New Way School, Avadh Collegiate and Vidyagyan Sitapur attended the programme in large numbers.

“Frog is an integral part of our bio-diversity. The economic importance of frogs is they are predators and they do useful jobs such as pest control, provide food for variety of animals like fish, crocodilians, turtles and birds,” said Dr Amita Kanaujia of the department of zoology at the Lucknow University.

Brahmjot Kaur, a Class 8 student from Avadh Collegiate won the first prize.

Shivam of Class 7 from New Way School bagged the second position while Kajal Singh of Class 7 won the third prize in poster competition.


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