The Green Schools Award were given away at a fun-filled ceremony at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on December 17, 2007.
About 344 schools from across the nation participated, out of which 20 schools were short-listed as the top green schools of the country. Professor Krishna Kumar, Director, National Council for Education, Research and Training (NCERT) presented the awards to the top 20 Green Schools.
Government Secondary School, Boormajra, Ropar, Punjab got the top prize just like 2006 as it improved its performance by adopting rainwater harvesting. Another government school from Daramdin in Sikkim got the second position. The third position was bagged by Apeejay School, Pitampura, New Delhi.
Have a look at the top 20 schools of India.
Govt. Sec. School Boormajra Ropar, Punjab
Govt.Sec School, Daramdin, Sikkim
Apeejay Schoo, Pitampura, New Delhi
Salwan Public School, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi
TVS School, Tumkur, Karnataka
Kerala Public School, Kadma, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Kerala Public School, Mango, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Govt. Saragarhi Sec. School, Town Hall at Mandi, Amritsar, Punjab
Salwan Public School, Gurgaon, Haryana
Kendriya Vidyalaya, IAT, Pune, Maharashtra
Gurudevar Matric School, Karur, Tamil Nadu
Eicher School, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
Adarsh Public School, Vikaspuri, New Delhi
Vishwabharati School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Vivekananda Academy, Digboi, Assam
St.Paul's School, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi
Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi
The students team from Apeejay, Pitampura also bagged the best students’ audit team Award. The teachers team from Vishwabharati School, Noida got the best teachers team Award.
The award ceremony followed the Gobar Times Festival (Photos/pic. Gallery), which saw schools participate in a host of events which included an on-the-spot painting competition, street plays and a film festival. Some of the best schools had also put up stalls to showcase their work on the Green Schools programme..
The first Orientation Workshop in May for teachers got off to a great start - 80 teachers from 40 plus schools from around the country participated! The overwhelming response has prompted us to do another workshop.