Chandigarh, April 22: Today to mark the World Earth Day, Yuvsatta (an NGO) in association with Department of Environment, Eco club & NSS Wing of GMSSS 10 A, Chandigarh organized 8th Inter-School Bicycle Games & Poster making contest. Around 400 students of over 20 prominent Schools participated in various events. Santosh Kumar, Director, Department of Environment & Kuldeep Sharma, Dy. Conservator of Forests, Chandigarh Administration were the prominent guests on the occasion.
Giving information about the programme Pramod Sharma, Coordinator, Yuvsatta shared that every year to promote the culture of cycling in the city they organize cycle related fun games. This year they added the poster making contest too, on the theme of ‘Face of Climate Change’.
Santosh Kumar, Director Department of Environment & Conservator of Forests, Chandigarh Administration felicitating the winners said that many of us will mark the World Earth Day based on our concerns over climate change, environmental destruction or dangers to our food supply, but it’s a time to consider our record as keepers of our lands and waters, a world blessed with bountiful natural resources. He further said that young ones should become the ‘Agents of change’ by adopting lifestyle which supports the environment like more use of bicycles and adopting the 3 R’s of recycling, reuse, reduce.
And prominent winners of bicycle games were; Slow cycling-1st Prize junior boys-Shubham of New Public School, 1st Prize junior girls-Japneet of New Public School, 1st Prize senior boys-Sajan Sharma of New Public School.
Exchanging balls: 1st Prize senior girls-Mannat & Shivani of Sri Aurobindo School. 1st prize junior girls: Aditi & Preetika of Sri Aurobindo School. 1st prize junior boys: Naman & Rahul of Moti Ram Arya Sr. Sec. Model School. 1st prize senior boys: Rajat of Sri Aurobindo School.
Picking balls: 1st Prize junior boys-Rohit of New Public School of New Public School, 1st Prize senior girls-Anju of Govt. High School, Sector 46. 1st Prize senior boys-Ravi of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 10A, 1st Prize senior girls-Yashika of Dev Samaj Sr. Sec. School, Sector 21.
Zig-zag race: 1st Prize junior boys-Vipul Sharma of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 10A, 1st Prize junior girls-Anjali of GMSSS 10A, 1st Prize senior boys-Lakshay Thakur of Sri Aurobindo School, 1st Prize senior girls-Raunak Kaur of Sri Aurobindo School,
Largest team on a bicycle: 1st prize boys: Team of IS Dev Samaj Sr. School, 26, 1st prize girls: Team of GMSSS, Sector 10A.
Decorate your bicycle contest: 1st Prize boys-Ravi of GMHS-39, 1st Prize girls-Saraswati of GHS, Dadu Majra village.
Slow cycling for teachers: 1st Prize male: Kuldeep Singh of GHS, Dadumajra village, 1st prize females: Priyanka of Sri Guru Harkrishan Singh Model School.
Winner of Poster making contest: 1st Prize junior: Seema of Govt. Model High School, Sector 37C, 2nd Prize: Mohit of Govt. High School, Sector 32D, 3rd Prize: Purusharth of St. John High School, Chandigarh
Senior category: 1st Prize: Sandeep Kumar of GMHS, Sector 32D, 2nd Prize: Kritika Sood of IS Dev Samaj Sr. Sec. School, Sector 21 & 3rd Prize went to Kiranpreet Kaur of AKSIPS, Sector 41, Chandigarh.
On the occasion Santosh Kumar also inaugurated a signature campaign to support environmental causes. Later Indira Beniwal, Principal of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 10A, Chandigarh presented a vote of thanks.