Nagpur: In order to encourage and develop zeal towards water conservation and protection of water from pollution, Central Ground Water Board, Nagpur, under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India organized the 6th State Level Painting Competition on Water Pollution on 30th January 2016 on the banks of Kanhan River at Bina (Bina Sangam), Taluka – Kamthi, District Nagpur. The aim of competition was to sensitize and create awareness amongst the children to save, conserve and protect our water resources for the future generations to come.
Out of the total 50 selected students from the school level entries received from all over the State of Maharashtra and UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, 48 students participated in the State Level Painting Competition. A jury comprising of 4 members selected the best 13 paintings (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 10 consolation prizes). The 4 member Jury comprised of D. Subba Rao, Regional Director, CGWB, Nagpur, Dr. Prafulla Kshirsagar, Dean (Retd.), Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Subhash Bhabhulkar, lecturer, Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur and Dr. Muktadevi Mohite, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.
Master Suyash Ganesh Neware from Solapur bagged the 1st prize of Rs. 5000/-. The 2nd prize of Rs. 3000/- was awarded to Miss Tanisha Rajendra Jadhav from Mumbai. Master Atharwa Uday Tukrul from Mumbai received the 3rd prize. In addition to this, 10 students were given consolation prize of Rs. 1000/- each. The 13 winner students were also felicitated with certificates of merit and all the remaining 35 students were given participation certificates. Master Suyash Ganesh Neware will also be representing the State of Maharashtra and UT of DNH in the National Level Painting Competition to be held at New Delhi during February 2016.
S. S. Jadhav, Chief Engineer, Thermal Power Station, Khaperkheda was the Chief Guest to the award function of the State Level Painting Competition. He appreciated the efforts of all the participating students who have come from different parts of the State and encouraged them to do their bit in conserving the water and preventing the river pollution after they go back to their places. D. Subba Rao, Regional Director, CGWB, Nagpur presided over the programme. In his brief address, he highlighted the in-disposability of water and electricity in the day to day life.
Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jain, Superintending Hydrogeologist, CGWB, Nagpur gave the welcome address and highlighted the important role of students, parents and teachers in water conservation and pollution prevention. B. P. Mathad, Executive Engineer, Division-VI, Nagpur also graced the dias. The programme was conducted by Rahul Shende, Assistant Hydrogeologist. Dr. Umesh S. Balpande proposed the vote of thanks, he congratulated the winners and also urged other students to try harder next time.