Monday, March 24, 2014

Engaging students in solid waste management


GANGTOK, 23 Mar: Thirty-five schools falling under the Gangtok Municipal Corporation [GMC] area will be participating in “Engage-14”, an awareness program on Solid Waste Management which will start on 24 March, Monday. The program is an initiative of the GMC and is supported by 24Hours Inspired.
Addressing a meeting on 22 March here in the GMC premises, Commissioner GMC, Anil Raj Rai, said that, the program is an initiative of GMC which intended to motivate students to undertake solid waste management in their respective schools. Around 5,000 students will be covered under this program, he informed.
The program will focus on sensitizing the younger generation of urban areas on the adverse effects of pollution and their responsibility towards keeping their surroundings clean. The bottom-up approach where children will educate parents regarding environmental awareness was chosen for the program to inculcate proper values in families.
Chief Learning Officer, 24 Hours Inspired, Dewakar Basnet, said that 24 Hours Inspired is a supporting partner for the program. Engage Quiz is the first of the three engagements, he informed further adding that students from IV-VI will be participating in the quiz.

The quiz session will conclude in April which will be followed up by an Engage Discussion session for students of classes VII-IX.  The discussion session will be followed by an Engage Race for classes X-XII.

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