BENGALURU: The finale of the National Civic Fest organised by Bala Janagraha will be held on Saturday, where school students with the best ideas to solve civic issues will be selected. Around 40,000 students from 536 schools across 25 cities took part in the fest, ‘Our Roads’, where students identified issues on roads near their schools and homes and came up with solutions to help civic officials and the government.
Four teams from four zones will be competing on the final day at Devaraj Urs Bhavan, Vasanthnagar. As part of the project, they are highlighting civic issues. They have also approached the officials concerned to address these issues.
The finalist are Doon Valley High School, Lucknow, St Michael’s High School, Ranchi, St Kabir School, Ahmedabad and Oasis International School, Bengaluru.
Mahalaxmi from Janagraha said, “Our volunteers first conducted a workshop imparting civic sense using creative methods like computer games. A total of 1,811 projects were undertaken across the country. Over 1,600 roads were chosen by Bala Janagraha students across 25 cities.”