Jamshedpur, Dec. 27: School children in the periphery of iron ore mines of Tata Steel in Jharkhand and Odisha explored biodiversity at Noamundi.
Around 100 school children from six schools, namely, DAV School Noamundi; DAV School Joda; Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Noamundi; Jindal School Barbil; St. Mary`s School, Noamundi and Padmawati Jain Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Jagannathpur participated in various activities in the biodiversity festival “Jaiba Kala Vividhata”.
On the third day of the biodiversity festival organised by the Ore, Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division of Tata Steel at Aqua Park, Central Camp, Noamundi, school children participated in competitions like sit and draw, collage making and crafts from waste materials on the theme of biodiversity.
The students also got hands-on training on art and craft from eminent artists from the states of Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal.
Besides the local artists, total 13 noted painters, sand artists and sculpture artists like Manas Ranjan Jena, Brindaban Debnath and Badal Pramanik are participating in the festival.
The art and craft made by the artists and school students were exhibited on the concluding day of the festival on December 27. Prizes to the winners of various competitions were also given away during the closing ceremony.