Drawing, essay competition for school students held in city

A drawing and essay com­petition for school stu­dents to commemorate world Environment day was organised at Kukkara­halli Lake on Friday.

Karnataka state Pollu­tion Control Board, Mysuru organised the drawing and essay competition with over 600 students of various schools taking part. Speak­ing to City Today, Environ­mental Officer of Pollution Control Board Raghuram said, “The competition is organised to create aware­ness among the student community and the people in general. This competition helps to underline need for collective efforts to protect environment. It also helps people to conserve forests and brings awareness on pollution control.”

“We have received good response and over 600 students from 42 various schools of the city are par­ticipating. Winners in the category of Primary, high­er primary and high school will be given mementos and special prizes,” he added.

Senior Environmen­tal officer Lingaraju K M, Environmental officer of rural M G Yatish and others were present.

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