Young Nagpurians highlight civic issues on stage

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Nov 2017 09:23:04


Staff Reporter,

Bala Janaagraha organised ‘City Level Civic Test’ programme

Lack of civic sense is one of the major problems in the city. This was seen when the young minds, the budding citizens of the city surveyed various civic issues of the city in different areas also report it to the respective corporators and Nagpur Municipal Corporations. The students, not only reported the problems to the concerned officials but also suggested various solutions to the problems. This civic awareness among the students was seen through the programme of ‘City Level Civic Test’ organised by Bala Janaagraha in the city. The final round was conducted at Institution of Engineers Hall, Ramdaspeth, North Ambazari Road on Saturday morning.

Out of 20 participating schools, 3 schools from private and 3 schools from NMC were selected for the final round. The final competition include reporting their survey through a verbal presentation. The students brought fore parking problems, garbage problems, poor condition of roads, pollutions and other civic problems of different areas.

Dr P D Pachpor, Professor at Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management; Manish Goswami from Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Research and Kailash Gulabrao, Principal Garib Nawaz Urdu NMC School, Yashodhara Nagar examined the performances. The judges appreciated the students for their surveys and the efforts they made in their projects. After an interesting questionnaire with the participating team, the judges announced Bhavan’s Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Trimurti Nagar as a winner. Bhavan’s Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Shree Krishna Nagar grab the second prize while the third prize was achieved by NMC School, Lal Bahadur Shastri School.

The winner team has surveyed garbage problems, poor condition of road and parking problems at Ambazari area. The team also present a model that how electricity can be generated and conservated. Though without any power point presentations and placards, the students team
from NMC school gave a tough competition to the private
schools team.

Janaagraha is a Bangalore based non-political civil society organisation which works with citizens and the government to improve the quality of life in Indian cities and towns. Bala Janaagraha is conducted for students of Eighth standard from June/July to February across different types of schools in urban centres across the country. This year, 20 schools participated in Nagpur city which comprises of private as well as NMC schools. One best project from each participating school was selected through written reports and all schools entered cluster level selection. At cluster
level, out of 20, 3 schools from private and 3 schools from NMC were selected for the next level, City levelcivic fest and the selected schools gathered for verbal presentation.