CISSA Join Hands with Union Earth Sciences Ministry to Observe Earth Day


Thiruvananthapuram: Students from various schools in the Kerala capital took part in the quiz competition organised as part of Earth Day observance by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), in association with the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The quiz competition was organised on April 28 at Gandhi Bhavan.

Students from Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary levels participated in different categories and winners of each category were awarded cash prize and certificates.

In the Primary level, the team comprising Adarsh C and Anakha Hari of Govt. V&HSS Kottukal emerged winners, while Rajalakshmi R V and Gadhya S S of Bharatheeya Vidya Peedom, Kurumkutty, came second. The third prize went to Veena C G and Darsana of the HSS, Nedumangad.

In the Secondary level, Hrudaya R Krishnan and Hrudayesh R Krishnan, of St. Thomas HSS Mukkolakkal won the first prize, while Adheena S S of Govt. UPS Poojappura won the second prize. The third prize went to Anoop H S of LFHS Anthiyoorkonam.

In the Senior Secondary level, the first prize went to the team of Rahul Krishnan R and Hari Krishnan V of St. Joseph’s HSS Thiruvananthapuram, while Harishma Hari from GHSS Bharathannoor won the second prize. Karthik M Pillai and Nijin S of Mariagiri EMHSS, Kudappanakunnu, won the third prize.

Dr. K G Ajit Kumar, former Head, Dept. of Botany, MG College, Thiruvananthapuram, conducted the quiz for the Senior  Secondary  level contestants, while Dr. N G Balachandranath, former Principal Agricultural Officer, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala was the quiz master for the Secondary level. Dr. C K Peethambaran, former Director of Research, Kerala Agricultural University, was the quiz master for the Primary level students. Over hundred school children assembled at the venue with their parents and teachers.

A public lecture on ‘Sustainable Earth’ by eminent scientist Dr. E Kunhikrishnan based on his recent expedition to Antarctica was also organised on the occasion.