Tuesday, 23 July 2013

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on 16th September in each year to commemorate the date on which Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed in 1987. This International Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on this vital environmental issue.
To create greater awareness among the students to protect the Ozone Layer, different competitions for the school students are arranged each year with active participation of the schools.
 
Date: August 26 & 27, 2013; Reporting Time: 8.30 hrs
Duration of Competition: 9.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs
Venue: The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003

Competitions
This year, there will be six different competitions on the theme ‘Protection of the Ozone Layer’ for the school students in the age group of 13 to 17 years. The different categories of the competitions are:
1. Poster Design : Drawing sheet (3 best entries)
2. Painting : Drawing sheet (3 best entries)
3. Slogan Writing : (3 best entries)
4. Model Making : (1 best entry)
5. Quiz on Ozone Science: Written (Max. 3 students–Individual entry)
6. Skit Competition : 15 minutes (not more than 5 students)

Participation of Students
In general, the competitions of Painting, Poster Design, Model Making and Slogan Writing will be arranged by the respective schools and the nominated entries of the schools will be displayed at the venue for evaluation on August 26, 2013. The Written Quiz on Ozone Science will be held on August 27, 2013 and Skit of 15 Minutes will be arranged at the venue on August 26 & 27, 2013.
Only school nominated students will be allowed to participate in the competitions.
Last date of receiving nominations is August 19, 2013 and nomination received after last date will not be entertained.
For active participation, schools are requested to nominate students early in advance and make necessary arrangement for the participation of their students at the venue on August 26 & 27, 2013

Nomination Procedures
Individual competitions for each of the above categories will be arranged  at the school level by the school authorities through a transparent selection process.
Based on the internal competitions, respective school should shortlist/select 3 best entries in each categories of Painting, Poster Design, and Slogan Writing and intimate about nominated entries and
send along with the Paintings, Posters, and Slogans before the last date i.e. August 19, 2013.
* In skit competition only one team from each school will be entertained for participating in the competition
For the Model Making each school may shortlist 1 best entry and the shortlisted model can be represented by max. 2 students. Schools are advised to bring the Model on the date of competition i.e. August 26, 2013.
For the Written Quiz on Ozone Science and Skit of 15 Minutes, school should nominate their participants (maximum 3 students for quizindividual entry and 5 students for Skit Competition*).
School should use the given Format (Nomination Form) for nominating the entries. The nominated entries of Paintings, Posters, and Slogans should have proper label fixed at the back. The label must legible and should contain the following basic information and preferably it should have the official seal of the school:
1. Name of Student :
2. Class:
3. Age:
4. Name of the School:
5. Contact Number of School:
All nominations for Painting, Poster, Slogan, Model Making, Quiz and Skit competition should be sent to the given contact address before August 19, 2013.

Best Entries and Awards
The available entries of Paintings, Posters, Models and Slogans received from schools will be displayed at the venue on August 26, 2013 and a Panel of Judges will evaluate the entries for 1st, 2nd and 3rd position.
The Written Quiz on Ozone Science will be arranged on August 27, 2013 and Skit of 15 Minutes on August 26 & 27, 2013 at the venue and results will be finalized accordingly by the judges. The nominated teams for skit competition will be informed by the Ozone Cell regarding the date for their competition after receiving the nomination form.
Winners of different categories will be intimated within two week of the competition and  Prize/Certificate will be awarded on September 16, 2013 by the Chief Guest of the Function.

Note:  In skit competition only one team from each school will be entertained for participating in the competition 


For further details please contact:
Project Management Unit
Ozone Cell
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Govt. of India
Core -4B, 2nd Floor
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110003
Phone: 24643325/24642176; Fax: 24642175
e-mail:pmucfc-mef@nic.in
website: http://www.ozonecell.com

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