Aniket S Kelkar and Yashwant S Kelkar adopted Banyan and Chafa Trees in the memory of their daughter, Late Anandi Aniket Kelkar at Smritivan - Warje, Pune. Ajinkya A Kelkar, brother of Late Anandi took the entire responsibility of the adoption.
The family also showed a thoughtful gesture by doing bone burial instead of bone immersion (which is a hindu ritual). The family believes that the life of Late Anandi will be rooted in the tree to nurture it.
On 16th January 2019, the fourth edition of TERRE Olympiad (2018-2019), the National level online environment-based quiz competition was celebrated with the grand Award ceremony in Dr. Sarabhai Puli audio KV2 Cantt, Delhi.
Hon. Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, graced the event as a chief guest, and awarded the students and schools in various categories. TERRE Olympiad 2018-19 was supported by TATA Motors and Symantec Solutions.
Dignitaries from Partner organization and National Academies were also present on the dais such as Mr. Vinod Kulkarni (TATA Motors CSR Head), Mr. Deepak Maheshwari (Symantec Director, Government Affairs – India, ASEAN & China), Mr. Santosh Kumar Mall (Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Commissioner), Mr. Bishwajit Kumar Singh (Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Commissioner) and Dr. Vinitaa Apte (Founder Director TERRE Policy Centre)
"We have started this Olympiad in the year 2015 with a small number of participation, but it is now becoming one of the popular online quiz. In the year 2019, we are certainly going to cross our geographical boundaries and build strong association with neighbouring countries through Olympiad," said Dr. Vinitaa Apte. "It is our honor to have Hon. Minister HRD Mr Prakash Javadekar as a Chief Guest for the award ceremony right from the 1st year of TERRE Olympiad," she added.
“To overcome environmental issues like natural disasters, pollution and climate change, our youth needs to be motivated for sustainable lifestyle and choices. This would encourage them in developing eco-solutions by using their imagination, intelligence and creativity for sustainable future. For this, there has definitely been an impressive growth in environmental sensitivity among them. Students should be environmental ambassadors”, said Mr. Prakash Javadekar.
After the grand Success of TERRE Olympiad 2018-19,
TERRE policy Centre is launching now “TERRE Olympiad - For Teachers”
in collaboration with Earth Day Network.
'TERRE Olympiad for Teachers' will also be a National Level online environment awareness based Quiz Competition, which will be conducted on a fixed day of every month for next 18 months. The Exam format of this Olympiad will be similar to TERRE Olympiad for schools. After the teachers' registration, each teacher will receive unique ID and password to login the exam portal, where he/she will have to solve 10 MCQ environment-based questions in 5 min. Each question will contain 2 marks and teacher with minimum 18 marks in minimum time will be selected as the winner of month. Winner will be awarded with certificate and an online shopping voucher worth INR 750-1000
TERRE Olympiad for Teachers will be conducted on TERRE Policy Centre’s official website www.terrepolicycentre.com from February 2019 to July 2020.
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