Kalpvriksha Foundation organizes contest on environment conservation at NHES
Jamshedpur: Rivers should be kept clean and conserved for the future generations. This is the need of the hour and it can be done only through public participation and resolve. This was observed on Wednesday by Amit Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum, during a programme on environment conservation organized at Narbheram Hansraj English High School in Bistupur under the aegis of Jampot Greens, a branch of Kalpvriksha Foundation.
The DC, who was invited as the chief guest, said neglecting one’s environmental duties could be hazardous for humanity. He said the ongoing water crisis in Cape Town was an example of what could happen in future if timely action is not taken to reverse the damage done to the environment. He praised Kalpvriksha Foundation for Tarangini, its unique initiative to save rivers.
An ‘Idea competition’ was organized during the event with the view to encourage children to come up with innovative plans to save the rivers. More than 300 participants from 21 private and government schools presented their research models through Power Point.
The participants expressed deep concern on the present state of affairs and stressed the need to adopt rainwater harvesting techniques and launch a plantation drive on riverbanks. They also discussed the Namami Gange project of the Central government and Rally for River campaign.
Dayanand Public School team won the Idea competition while the team from ADL Sunshine School secured the second place.
The participating teams were adjudged by Gaurav Anand, Environmentalist, JUSCO, and Tarak Nath Das, Director of Kalpvriksha Foundation. Dr Sanjay Agrawal, Head, Department of Psychology, Tata Main Hospital, also spoke on the benefits of river conservation.
Winners of the contest were awarded by DSP CCR Sudhir Kumar and Principal of Narbheram Hansraj English School, Paromita Roy Choudhary.