American Center Ezine Organises Environmental Photo Contest
SPAN, the Ezine of American Center in India has called for entries for an Environmental Photo Contest entitled, “What do you want to save?” The Contest urges Indian citizens to send in photographs that highlight the contest theme, “Environment: What do you want to save?” and depict which aspects of nature you would like to save in order to leave a cleaner and healthier planet for future generations.
The contest is open to Indian citizens residing in India. Employees of the U.S. Government and their families are not eligible for participation.
The image files should be in .jpg, .gif, or .png format and not larger than 10 MB. The dimension of the files should be at least 600 pixels x 410 pixels. Photos must be submitted on the contest page only, the contest page can be reached by clicking here.
The contest will close on June 7, 2015. Winners will be announced on the SPAN website by mid-July. The published entries can be viewed by clicking here.
The 1st prize winner will receive iPad mini. The 2nd prize will receive a Kindle and the 2rd prize for this contest is Lumia 535. One SPAN hamper each will also be given to to the entry with the most likes, the entry which scores highest on creativity, the entry which scores highest on composition, the entry which best depicts the theme, the entry which scores highest on photo quality, the entry which scores highest on originality.
Contestants may submit up to five photos but only one photo will be eligible for a prize.
Click here to learn more about this environmental photo contest.
Image by takver via Flickr over CC.
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DEL/103/YR/PPK/2015 Aug 18,2015
Shri Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister of Delhi
3rd Level A-Wing, Delhi Secretariat,
I.P. Estate, New Delhi-110001
Sub : ” PUSHPANJALI PRAWAHA KALASH ”
Amid Your busy schedules, we are thankful that Your Good Self have spared few moments on the subject.
We take this opportunity to introduce YFF as a Registered Social Welfare Organization working on prevention of pollution in the major rivers as envisaged in the Article 51 -A(g) & 21 of the constitution of India.
It goes without saying that ours is highly religious and spiritual country.. In Delhi alone it takes 42000 Kg’s of flowers every day for people to convey their obeisance, gratitude, devotion, adoration, reverence, veneration etc to Gods as well as to their dear departed.
Then with the flowers comes statue figures of deities, paper, plastic, coconut husks etc which are thrown into the Rivers. Environmental damage caused is so high that NGT Chairperson Hon’ble Justice Swatanter Kumar [on 13th January, 2015] HAD TO issue a JUDGMENT imposing a fine of Rs.5000/- for throwing Puja Items into YAMUNA River.
The 42,000 kg’s of flowers that enter Delhi everyday adds up to.12 lac 60 thousand kg’s in a month.In addition to this Pooja materials such as derelict idols and images of Gods and Goddess, chunri, agarbathi and dhoop packets,etc.are thrown into the River’s. This is one Major factor contributing to about 30% of damage by polluting and choking of Yamuna and other rivers .
Youth Fraternity Foundation (YFF) has been working for the cause of Prevention & Controlling this pollution for the last ten years in various parts of India. In order to reduce the pollution of rivers, YFF has formulated a project ‘Pushpanjali Parwaha Kalash’ which consists of (a) to collect flowers and other worship- material from Temples, Mosques, Churches, Gurudwara’s, shops, colonies; and, (b) to send this material to the processing site where it is sorted out in different piles like paper, flowers, plastic, coconut husks, etc. The biodegradable waste is turned into compost and the rest is recycled.
During Navratra’s [October] this situation is most intense during which 1.2 Lakh people discard 8.5Lakh Kilogrammes of Samagries into the River’s..With your support and cooperation, we would like to take Pushpanjali Parwaha Kalash project to various parts in Delhi for gathering Puja samagri heading to the YAMUNA River. This will also generate employment for approx. 800 people, most of whom are from vulnerable and disadvantaged sections from all over Delhi.
In light of the Judgement and imposition of the Huge Fine, the Governing body at YFF feels Pushpanjali Parwaha Kalash Project or activity can be Your ideal gift for Your dear Delhites and at an ideal occasion. In this regard YFF humbly requests Your Good Self to spare a few minutes for further process of this project.
Gopi Dutt Aakash [ President :. YFF INDIA ]