Holistic approach for conservation necessary, says environmentalist

Govt composite high school, Hinakal wins Parisara Mitra

Holistic approach for conservation necessary, says environmentalist

Thanks to its environment friendly practices, the government composite high school of Hinakal, Mysore taluk, won the ‘Parisara Mitra’ award, instituted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, here on Thursday. The award consisted of Rs 20,000 in cash.

The prize for the ‘Parisara Mitra’ school was decided after a team of experts analysed the environment and conservation methods practised by the schools. More than 180 schools of the district had registered for the award.

Ten schools of the district were awarded the second prize and while 10 other schools won the third prize. Second prize winners won the ‘Hasiru Shaale’ (Green School) award, along with Rs 2,000 in cash, while third prize winners won ‘Kitthale Shaale’ (Orange School) award, which consisted of Rs 1,000 in cash.

Reports published in the media about the consequences of pollution could lead to children developing a pessimistic attitude about their future.

Instead, a holistic approach should be developed so that students could play an active role in preventing the pollution of air, water and other resources, said G L Janardhan of Parisara Adhyayana Kendra, here on Thursday.

He was speaking at the prize distribution programme jointly organised by KSPCB, Jana-jaagrithi Rural Development Institute, Mysore, and the Department of Public Instruction, at the College of Fine Arts auditorium, University of Mysore.

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