The students of classes VI, VII and VIII will get a chance to showcase their creativity. The principals of schools in the country have been requested by the Central Ground Water Board under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation to organise a painting competition, the Eighth in the series, on water conservation and pollution. The theme for this year’s painting competition is Use Water with More Care – Save our future generation.
Preferably to be painted on an A-4 size paper, the school principals will select three best paintings first and send these to the nodal officer so as to reach him along with the list of number of participants not later than December 15, 2017. The back of the painting should have the name of the student, father’s/ mother’s name, class, school’s name and postal address, telephone/ mobile number, Aadhaar no., e-mail-ID of student and signature of the principal.
However, the students who have won first, second and third prize in earlier competitions will not be eligible for participation but consolation prize winners may participate but they would be considered for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize only at the state level painting competition. Best 50 paintings will be selected out of the paintings received from school level competition by a board of jury of state level painting competition to be held in January 2018. Each participant of state level painting competition will be paid Rs 1,000 in cash. Participants, along with two parents/ guardians will be paid to and fro fare by ordinary bus/ sleeper class rail fare from the place of residence to the competition venue.
1st, 2nd 3rd prize winner of the state level painting competition will be invited to Delhi for participation in the National level painting competition to be held in February/ March 2018. State/ national level prize winners will be awarded cash prize on the same day. State/ UT level: First prize Rs 5,000, second prize Rs 3,000, third prize Rs 2,000 and 10 consolation prizes of Rs 1,000 each.
National Level: First prize Rs 50,000, second prize Rs 25,000 (4 nos.), third prize Rs 10,000 (5 nos) and 83 consolation prizes of Rs 5,000 each. It is mandatory for all participants to have an Aadhaar/ Aadhaar enrolment.