MP ENVIS organized a big open challenge Painting Competition for school students on the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2017 at Jawahar Bal Bhawan, Bhopal. In this competition there are three categories as:

First Category: Class KG1 to 4th

Second Category: Class 5th to 8th

Third Category: Class 9th to 12th

Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment. The ability to create something from personal feelings and experiences can reflect and nurture children’s emotional health. Keeping this in mind Madhya Pradesh ENVIS organized a painting competition on the theme ‘Connecting people to Nature’ for school students in three categories. Category I was for students from Class KG1 to 4th, Category II was for students from Class 5th to 8th Category III was for students from Class 9th to 12th. About 200 students participated in the competition and expressed their idea of clean and green environment, pollutions, greenery and more. Students, Teachers, Common peoples have also participated in this function.

It was a pleasure to see the paintings of each and every kid. The ideas gushing in their minds were copied on the portrait making each sheet a beautiful story. It was pleasure to know that these children are also well aware and highly concerned about the increasing global pollution. While having a small discussion with these students, they told stories of their locality and villages where elders pollute the environment. There was a lot to learn from these kids about conserving the environment. 

Dr. K.S. Tiwari (Professor, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal) was invited for giving special lecture on the theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’. He told need to do something effective in order to reduce the rate of climate change as well as save many natural resources for better life on the earth in future. 3R techniques (reduce, reuse and recycle) can be very effective in lessening the impact of our bad activities over natural ecosystem. We should start from small but effective steps like switch to organic food from inorganic food, use of natural fertilizers over chemical fertilizers, reduce use of electricity, reuse things, recycle wastes, stop deforestation, save wild animals etc to reduce the rate of climate changes. Our positive steps will really help in solving environmental issues in future.Mrs. Tripti Tripathi (Director, Jawahar Bal Bhawan) focused on importance of biodiversity, forest and wildlife in our nature. Shri Sudheer Dwivedi (Deputy Director, Disaster Management Institute) spoke on ozone layer depletion and environmental effects of depletion of ozone layer. 

Dr. K.K. Tripathi (Programme Officer ENVIS) gave the information to students and public about various types of environmental pollutants and their ill effect on human health. Shri Abhishek Dixit (Information Officer ENVIS) gave the information on cleanliness and how to protect the environment. Shri Deepak Yadav (IT Assistant ENVIS) spoke on conservation of natural resources and their management. Dr. Kamlesh Prasad (Technical Expert, Earth Science) told on the importance of plantation in our life and need of water conservation. 

We were given prizes to top three winners in each category and certificates to all participants after that organizing a lecture and interaction program between experts and students. Experts were given the speech about this year’s theme “Connecting people to Nature” and other various environmental related issues. School students spoke the poem and speech on Environment, pollution, plantation, green house, wildlife and ozone layer. 

World Environment Day is a campaign celebrated every year on 5th June to solve environmental issues by implementing new and effective plans in order to make environment safe, secure and healthy for better future. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 during the opening of a special conference for environment named as “Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment”. It is a most important day commemorated annually to spread awareness about environment among people all over the world as well as encourage and motivate them to take positive actions regarding clean and beautiful environment on the earth. 

Environment is very essential in every aspect of life. All the living beings are depending upon the environment. All the components required for survival of living organisms are gained through environment. Air, water, soil, food etc. required for survival are acquired through the environment. Environment and the climate are largely interlinked with plants. Rainfall, humidity and temperature are depending on the plants. Cutting down plants also imbalance the environment which will directly affect human life. Human beings utilize the natural resources for development of civilization. For standardize the quality of human life, man use the environment in different sectors of development activities. Plant and animals are also depending upon the environment. 

"Connecting People to Nature", the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. 

 Some Attractive Paintings


 Report on World Environment Day 2017

Invitation on World Environment Day 5 June 2017

Source: MP ENVIS