Students of RMN Foundation school urging the government to stop pollution in Delhi. Photo by Rakesh Raman
India’s Environment Ministry will launch an environment awareness initiative, under which an online environmental quiz competition named “Prakriti Khoj” will be organized at the national level.
The quiz is being launched on September 5 on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. It will be an ideal medium to reach out to young minds through a fun-filled interactive learning mode to trigger their sensitivity towards environment protection and conservation.
This quiz, in a way, will provide a unique platform for students to measure their awareness level regarding environmental issues. It aims to motivate them towards effective participation in other major programmes related to conservation and protection of the Ministry.
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The objective of the quiz is to generate interest among school children about the science related to environment, interactions within it and the problems therein.
This will help in sensitizing the children/youth to issues related to environment and development and motivate children towards environment conservation-oriented lifestyles. It will trigger their sensitivity towards nature appreciation and conservation, leading to positive environmental actions at different levels.
The mode of quiz will be online through multiple choice questions. Thematic areas like climate change, biodiversity, forest and wildlife, pollution, waste management, rivers and lakes, and natural history have been chosen for the quiz.
A separate webportal containing information on the quiz has been developed by the Ministry. Dates of the quiz will be updated on the Prakriti Khoj portal, as well as the Ministry’s website.
The students from Eco-clubs specially registered on the portal will be able to participate in the qualification round from September 18, 2017 onwards.