“Together, we can save environment.” This was the message written by a child on his drawing sheet during a painting competition held on Sunday in Noida’s Sector 137.
13-year-old Mafi Ahmed’s painting sheet not only struck a chord with the audience and judges but also garnered him the first place in the competition.
The budding painter, who is a resident of Purvanchal Royal Park, further wrote that environment should be taken care of every moment and not just on special occasions, like World Environment Day or Earth Day.
Around 130 kids from different residential societies participated in the drawing and painting competition organised by the residents of Sector 137. `
Abhist Gupta, a resident of Sector 137, said that it is a good initiative that will help children sensitize about the environment. “People hardly know much they are contributing towards pollution and how much our environment is suffering daily. Many don't even care about this topic. But it is important to educate our children about the benefits of taking care of the environment and bringing down pollution levels,” he said.
A four-member jury comprising JK Bassin, Naresh Sharma, VK Asthana, Amarjit Ahluwalia – all residents of various societies in Sector 137 – were present to judge the best paintings and drawings. They announced Mafi Ahmad, Apana Wali and Sheetal Karmath, respectively, as first, second and third winners of the competition.
“The messages given by these kids through their paintings spoke a lot as far as saving mother earth is concerned. Mafi’s line asks all of us, not one or two, to contribute to maintain a clean environment. It also says that saving environment is not one person's responsibility, it is everybody’s duty,” said one of the judges.
It was heartening to see little children spreading message on how each one of us can help save the deteriorating environment to ensure a better future. “It is true that if all of us come together, things can change. Pollution levels can come down. Hopefully, that is the message we all are tasking back with us today,” said another resident.TAGS: Painting competition / environment / Noida / Sector 137 / Purvanchal Royal Park