Earth Day Celebration at NISCAIR

 

Day long events marked the Earth Day celebrations at NISCAIR on 22 April 2009.  Funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, NISCAIR organized a painting competition for school children in the forenoon.  Ninety nine children from 8 schools and wards of NISCAIR staff participated in the painting competition.  Three prizes each in the junior, middle and senior categories and three special prizes were awarded to the winners of the paining competition at a lecture function later in the day. 

 

A lecture on “Climate Change: Impact Assessment and Management” was delivered by Dr. P.L. Uniyal of Delhi University who enlightened the gathering including the school children about the process of climate change, its impact and management measures.  He also gave away the prizes to the winners of the painting competition.

 

Earlier, Mr. Ashok Chawla, Chairman of the Earth Day Celebrations Committee spoke about the importance of Earth Day and the need for conserving the natural resources.  Dr. Gangan Prathap, Director, NISCAIR welcomed the gathering and presided over the function. 

 

Prize winning paintings:

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