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  • 2000 Delhi school children 'Run for the Earth': Union Minister N N Meena flags off TERI 'Earth Day' event

    22 April 2006

    2000 children of Delhi and NCR ran to mark the occasion of Earth Day today. Children from schools across the city participated in the event which began with the run, followed by a street play performance and ended with an Earth Day pledge by all present. The preceding week saw the school children participating in an Inter School slogan writing and banner painting competition. Earth Day is widely celebrated around the world, as a collective expression of public will to create a sustainable society. Earth Day activities, since 1970, have educated and mobilized people worldwide for environmental protection.

    A day that started as an occasion to express concern about the environment, Earth Day has, through the combined efforts of governments, grassroots organizations, and concerned citizens, evolved into a worldwide campaign to protect the global environment. TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) believes that children are the best ambassadors of the message and has, consequently, over the years, involved them in various environment related programs.

    The assembled children at the TERI event today pledged to restore the rich bounties of nature by planting trees in schools and neighborhoods; eliminate the differences between the rich and the poor, the rural and the urban, and the privileged and the underprivileged; do their share in saving the Planet by letting their concern for the environment show in all activities; and to create a sustainable environment.

    The Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest, Mr N N Meena, flagged off the 'Run for Earth' race. The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, partnered TERI in the event.

    Winners of slogan writing competition
    Nishita Pareek - Vishwabharti School, NOIDA
    Pooja Chaudhary - Mother Teresa Public School
    Ria - Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Ashok Vihar

    Banner painting competition
    Vishwabharti Public School, NOIDA
    K R Mangalam World Scool, Greater Kailash II
    Apeejay School, Pitampura