4 Jan 2014

4th National Painting Competition on Water Conservation to be Held Tomorrow

Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources is organizing 4thNational Painting Competition on Water Conservation among the students of classes VI, VII & VIII. The National level Paining Competition will be held tomorrow at NASC Complex, PUSA, New Delhi. The objective of this painting competition is to create awareness among the growing children about conservation of water.

This National Painting Competition is held in 3 stages i.e. School, State & National level.

This year, School level Painting competition was held throughout the country on the theme “Save Water Secure the Future. In all more than 26000 schools and more than 19 lakh students in all the States and Union Territories have participated at School Level.

 Out of these, 50 students selected by the Jury in each State, were invited to participate in the State Level Painting Competition which was organized on third week of November, 2013 on the theme “Care for Water before it becomes rare”. 

In the State Level Painting Competition First prize of Rs. 10,000/-, Second prize of Rs. 8,000/-, Third prize of Rs 5,000/- and ten Consolation prizes of Rs. 1000/- each are being given.

In the National level Painting Competition, 90 students who won 1st, 2nd & 3rdprize in the State Level Painting Competition will participate. First prize of Rs. Onelakh, Four Second prizes of Rs. 50,000/- each, Eight Third prizes of Rs 25,000/- each and Consolation prizes of Rs. 5000/- each are being given to the remaining participants.

Union  Minister of Water Resources, Shri Harish Rawat will be the chief guest on the occasion and distribute the prizes to the winning students. The function will be attended by parents of the students and senior officers of Ministry of Water Resources, other Central Government departments and distinguished guests. 

This painting competition on water conservation leads to innovative ideas for depicting the water stressed situation and solution for water conservation. It is well known that children are good motivators and if they follow good practices and others in society will follow them. 

Through this painting competition, Ministry of Water Resources is making an effort to create wealth of motivators to educate the society on water conservation at large.

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