One of the key strategies adopted by the Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi is to sensitise the general public on major environmental issues. Many sensitisation activities are being planned to ensure that the citizens of Delhi participate in the drive to make their city a Clean and Green one for the Games.
In this context, the OC CWG Delhi 2010 along with Department of Environment, GNCTD, is organising a ‘Waste to Craft’ competition from 10 AM to 1 PM at the OC CWG Delhi 2010 headquarters 22 April. The main objective of the competition is to sensitise the youth on the importance of natural resources and waste minimisation. This will also promote the cause of Green Games.
The competition will involve students from various Eco-clubs Schools of Delhi to participate in creating craft objects from materials that have been rendered as waste and if not utilised appropriately will end up in the landfills. This will be an impromptu activity where students will be provided with waste materials at the venue itself and they will be using their creativity to make something useful out of the waste.
Other activities, on the “Green Commonwealth Games” theme, planned for the day to mark the celebrations of Earth Day are:-
• A poster competition at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi
• An inter-school debate competition at Presentation Convent, Senior Secondary School, Shyama Prasad Mukherji Marg, Delhi
• Nature-trail at Chief Minister’s residence
Earth Day Closing Ceremony
A closing ceremony will be held at the Delhi Secretariat auditorium at 5 PM. The ceremony will include prize distribution function for the winners and would be done in the esteemed presence of the Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit; Chairman of Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, MP; Chief Secretary of Delhi, Mr. Rakesh Mehta; Secretary, Department of Environment, Mr. Dharmendra along with other dignitaries.