Young artistic minds tried to portray their interpretation of nature and environment on Sunday.
The National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with National Bio-diversity Authority conducted a poster making competition on Western Ghats in the city. More than 100 children from over 18 schools participated in the event.
Abhishek M, a ninth standard student from Prarthana High School, said, “We got to know about the contest a week ago and wanted to participate in it as the topic is Western Ghats. There is an urgent need to prohibit the killing of wild animals in this zone. The government must take measures to conserve the flora and fauna in this endangered zone.”
“Apart from the conservation of wild life in the forests, we must also ensure that the pollution levels in the cities do not increase to dangerous levels,” Hemanth S, another participant said.
Kumar, Education Officer, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) , said that the contest has been organised to sensitise the students about the valuable and rich biodiversity of Western Ghats.
A panel of judges will select five winners each from the four centres which are Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
“The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the final contest which will be held on October 6 in Hyderabad, organised by the National Museum of Natural History,” Kumar explained.
The theme of poster making competition was the rich bio-diversity of the Western Ghats and the results will be announced on Monday at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum .