Poster and Recycle Competition – Final Event of Environmental awareness campaign
To check the awareness level of the environmental awareness campaign with a theme “Our Environment Our Resource” across different schools of Dhaka city, LEADS organized a 3-day poster and recycle competition and exhibition on November 14, 15 & 16, 2014, at the Public Library Premises, Shahbagh Dhaka with support from IDLC Finance Limited .
More than 500 students from 12 leading schools of Dhaka participated in the competition – reflecting their learning from the campaign on issues such as environmental pollution and mitigation; national resource saving measures and adopting the 3R principle of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Renowned artist and television personality Mr. Mustafa Manwar honored us by selecting the winners in the poster and recycle categories. Mr. Md. Maududur Rashid Safdar, Director (Joint Secretary), Department of Environment, and Project Director, 3R Pilot Project, was present as the Chief Guest, and Mr. Anisul Hoque, prominent writer, renowned columnist and Deputy Editor, the Daily Prothom Alo, was present as the Special Guest on the closing and prize-giving ceremony. Mr. Selim R. F. Hussain, Managing Director and CEO, IDLC Finance Limited, and Ms. Romina Dewan, Executive Director, and A.S.M Kabir Chairman LEADS, were also present during the program, along with other officials from their respective organizations.
Dhanmondi Government Girls’ School and Viqarunnisa Noon School and College won the 1st prizes (Group) respectively under the Poster and Recycle category. Udayan Higher Secondary School won the “Highest Communicator Award” (Individual) for conveying awareness messages to the maximum number of people.
The other winning schools were Dhaka Residential Model College (Poster-2nd Prize), Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (Poster-3rd Prize), Udayan Higher Secondary School (Recyle-2nd Prize), and Shaheed Bir Uttam Lt. Anwar Girls’ College and Dhanmondi Government Girls’ School (Recycle-3rd Prize, joint winners). Also consolation prizes were given to groups from Azampur Government Primary School and Motijheel Governtment Girls’ School. Students from different schools also shared their experience on how this campaign has made them more conscious and responsible in terms of better environmental management.