Sign up by July 20, 4pm to participate in the event celebrating Van Mahotsav
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling, is celebrating Van Mahotsav online from July 14 to 20. The aim is to spread awareness about conserving flora and fauna.
Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting festival celebrated across India through the month of July.
Due to the pandemic, this year will see an online extempore competition on the theme ‘Natural Disaster Can Be Prevented by Conserving Nature’.
The theme was decided by Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, keeping in mind the damages caused by Amphan and Yash cyclones and how this can be checked by stressing the importance of sustaining nature. There is also a need to find better solutions for different forms of pollution.
Participants need to make two-minute videos of their speeches and submit by 4pm, July 20. You will have to upload the videos on their Facebook page (Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park) with the hashtag #VM2021 #PNHZP and tag the park on their posts. You need to email the video to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and the name of your institute.
The video that gets the highest number of likes will be declared the winner. Also, the top three videos with a complete focus on the theme will be posted on other social media platforms.
“I have researched the topic thoroughly and have read various articles online before preparing my speech,” said Anusha Dhali, a first-year MBA student of Budge Budge Institute of Technology, who is taking part in the competition.