Pune, Jan 2016 : With the great response of Green Olympiad, first ever online competition organized by Forest department Maharahstra state with TERRE Policy Centre came to an end with the declaration of the final result on 30th January, 2016. The winners are awarded at the hands of Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble minister of Environment & Forests accompanied by Mr. Dilip Kamble, state minister, Maharashtra.
Launched before six months, the competition had two rounds & held into three categories i.e. sapling, plant and tree. Mr. Nevish Pathe from sapling categories, Ms. Pragati Jaju from plant category and Mr. Ritesh Patel from tree category were winners of the competition.
Addressing the enthusiastic youth audience, Mr. Javadekar announced about launching of All India Green Olympiad competition next year with environment education department. Also he reminded about ‘Plastic free city campaign’ by school, college students from main cities across the nation which is going to held on 13th February, 2016.
At the end, Mr. Rishi Acharya, Head, technical partner of Green Olympiad concluded the function. And the function was anchored by Dr. Vinita Apte.