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Children participate in a drawing competition at the Manipur Press Club in Imphal. Picture by Eastern Projections

For a greener world

The nature club of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Borsajai, organised various activities on December 2 on the school premises to celebrate National Pollution Prevention Day.

Eco Club Borsajai is recognised by the Union ministry of environment and forests as a member of its National Green Corps programme.

The members started the daylong programme with a drawing competition in which students from the lower classes participated. The theme for the competition was environment. A quiz was organised for middle school students, conducted by the members of the eco-club with “Assam” as its topic.

For the students of Classes IX and XII, an interaction programme was held in the library hall of the school.

At the beginning, Nandini Srutikar Sarma, programme secretary of the club, gave a brief introduction.

Attending as a resource person, Purnima Devi Barman, environment educator of Aaranyak, discussed the threatened species of the Northeast and the importance of their conservation.

Two documentary films on environment were screened by Jhorna Brahma of Aaranyak.

Another attractive programme of the day was an exhibition in which various models, charts and drawings were displayed.

As a part of a cleanliness drive, members of the club collected polythene packets found on the school premises and then with the help of the school authorities, declared the campus a “no polythene zone”.

Students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir display models on National Pollution Prevention Day. A Telegraph picture

Global feat

Students of Sanskriti the Gurukul (STG) brought honour to their institution by winning an award in a global contest.

The e-Pals website, a forum for connecting classrooms around the world, had conducted Students Speak On Climate Change Contest.

Schools were asked to send a one-minute video clip with a recording of what the students wanted to say to the leaders gathered at Copenhagen.

STG participated in the competition along with their partner school, Rua Papa João XXIII Escola from Brazil.

The film from STG, shot by alumni Parth Garg, featured students of Class I as well as Shivani Jain of Class XI. It won the e-Pals Collaboration award.

The award winning films will be cut on a CD and handed over to the participants at the Copenhagen summit.

CHIT CHAT

The first ever principals’ workshop on Financial Management, organised by UGC-Academic Staff College, North Eastern Hill University, held at the conference hall of the Old Guest House, concluded on December 9.

The workshop was attended by 21 principals from various affiliated colleges of Nehu.

Chief guest Pramod Tandon, vice-chancellor of Nehu, pointed out that financial system was the key to the success and functioning of any organisation.

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