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Painting contests mark International Earth Day

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Teachers and students pose for a group photo during the painting competition on the occasion of International Earth Day in Tuensang town on April 27.

Dimapur, April 27 (EMN): Commemorating the Internatinal Earth Day, Dimapur District Legal Services Authority (DDLSA) and the Tuensang District Legal Services Authority (TDLSA) have organised a painting competition for school students on April 26 and 27 respectively on the theme ‘“Protect our species.”

In Dimapur, the competition was in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner. A short programme was held before the start of the competition chaired by panel lawyer Sangto Longchar, while Moatila Ao, panel lawyer, spoke on the significance and the importance of observing the International Earth Day.

Altogether 31 legal literacy club members from seven schools namely Government High School Sarbura, Livingstone Foundation International, MGM Higher Secondary School, Government High School Burma Camp, Government High School Diphupar (B), St. Stephen’s Higher Secondary School, and Government High School Naharbari participated in the painting competition.

The first position was won by Tsuzolu Rakho of Livingstone Foundation International, while the second position was won by Kengdunwi of Government High School Sarbura, and the third position was won by Ayush Bhowal of Livingstone Foundation International.

All the participants were given certificates and the winners of the painting competition were awarded prize money along with certificates.

In Tuensang, the painting competition was held at CKS hall with the participation of 29 students from eight schools namely Evlavya Model Residential School, Loyem Memorial High School, Government Higher Secondary School Tuensang, 3rd NAP Unit High School, Government Higher Secondary School Thangjam, St. John’s Higher Secondary School, Baptist Thangyen School, and Government High School Chaba.

First prize was won by Tochumong R of St. John’s Higher Secondary School, while the second prize was won by Khumong Khiam of St. John’s Higher Secondary School and third prize was bagged by Setiu Khiam of 3rd NAP High School. Five consolation prizes were won by K Naset Sanchu of Eklvaya Model Residential School, Yemsen of 3rd NAP High School, Tsadiba of Government Higher Secondary School Tuensang, Thongpong K of Govt. Higher Secondary School Tuensang and Taniu of Eklvaya Model Residential School.

Cash prizes of INR 3000, INR 2000 and INR 1000 along with certificates were given to the first, second and third respectively. Consolation prize winners were given cash prizes of INR 200 each.

Dorothy Chang, president of Tuensang Chambers of Commerce and Industry and special guest, encouraged the students to save the flora and fauna and respect even the minute living organism. She further encouraged the students to take a pledge to protect the environment by abstaining from hunting and be a preserver and not destroyer of mother earth.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 27, 2019 11:04:42 pm