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Many functions on Environment Day

A NUMBER of programmes including awareness activities and competitions for children would mark celebration of World Environment Day in the City on Monday.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 14:46 IST

A NUMBER of programmes including awareness activities and competitions for children would mark celebration of World Environment Day in the City on Monday.

The Regional Museum of Natural History would be launching its Summer 2006 programme on this day. Former vice-chancellor of Barkatullah University and retired IFS officer Dr Ram Prasad would be the chief guest at the inaugural function at 11.00 am at the museum auditorium.

The summer programme would include various in-house and outreach activities including three days nature camp at Kanha National Park.

About 150 students have registered their name for this programme. Women and child development minister Kusum Singh Mehdale would be prominently present during various events for children to be organised at Jawahar Bal Bhavan on the occasion.

Between 10.00 and 11.00 am, children would be taken on tour of Government Nursery and given information about medicinal plants to make them eco-friendly.

A painting competition for children between four and 15 years would be held after this. At 2.00 pm, a quiz competition would be held and at 4.00 pm, the chief guest would be distributing prizes and cultural programmes would also be held.

The Manas Mahila Manch of the Tulsi Manas Pratishthan would be organising a symposium on `environment protection: our responsibility’ at Manas Bhavan at 7.00 pm. Member of State Human Rights Commission Shakuntala Sharma would preside while Ajay Dubey, Deepsheekha and Jaya Arya would be the speakers.

Parakram Jansevi Sansthan would be holding a tree plantation programme at 4.30 pm at the Children’s Park and Girl’s Hostel in MANIT Campus.

Voluntary organisation Aa-Viram would be presenting a street play `Ek Karod ki Lakdi’ at 5.00 pm neat the Yatch Club on Van Vihar Road. The members would also take oath of environment protection and commence a signature campaign on the issue. Eklavya organisation would be holding a workshop for children on `painting with leaves’ at 4.00 pm on Eklavya premises at E-7/HIG, 453, Arera Colony.

Meanwhile some organisations held programmes on Sunday to mark the eve of World Environment Day. The `Plus Minus Equals to’ Group held a children’s rally on environment awareness and pollution control in various forms near the Upper Lake on Sunday evening.

The children dressed up as various religious figures belonging to all communities to drive home their point. The Community Development Council, in association with the Technical Employees Welfare Association also held an awareness rally in which members of both the organisations, prominent citizens and women and children also participated. The rally was coordinated by president of the CDC Mukesh Lalji.

First Published: Jun 05, 2006 14:46 IST