Srinagar: Green Valley Educational Institute, one of the leading schools in Kashmir, Tuesday conducted a painting competition at its campus in Ellahi Bagh, Srinagar to promote Swach Bharat Abhiyan in collaboration with GEMINI GROUP, IEC Partners to Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).
“The theme of the event was: The 3 Rs – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. The main aim was to sensitise children about sanitation and educate them to keep the environment clean,” the organisers said.
Hilal Ahmad Deewani, Secretary SMC, was the Chief Guest during the event while as Mudasir Hussain Banday, Chief Sanitation Officer SMC, and Muhammad Yusuf Wani, Chairman Green Valley Educational Institute, were the Guests of Honour.
At the occasion, the school management presented mementos to the visiting guests and assured full cooperation in future endeavours to help keep the environment clean.
Nearly 100 students participated and displayed their artistic skills during the competition. The competition was judged by artist Naushaad Gayoor who appreciated the skills of the young children and praised the participants for the excellent depiction of their ideas on the theme, the school management said.
Najeeba and Khilat Nawaz won first and second positions in U-12 category; Fazeelat Zehra and Hadiya bagged first and second positions in U-15 category while as Misbah Mehraj and Faheem Fatima won first and second positions in U-19 category.