The world community realizing the adverse effects including skin cancer, eye cataracts, weakening of immune system and damaging crops and natural eco-systems of depletion of Ozone Layer signed an international treaty, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer on 16th September, 1987, for phase out of production and consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) responsible for depletion of ozone layer. Since 1987, the Montreal Protocol has successfully phased-out production and consumption of several ODSs and resulted in reducing abundance of ODSs in the stratosphere and put the Ozone Layer on the path of recovery.

The General Assembly of the United Nations vide resolution, 49/114, of December 1994, designated 16 September as the World Ozone Day. Since then, the day has been celebrated in ways that have served to promote national and global efforts to protect the ozone layer.

This World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on this vital environmental issue.

To create greater awareness among the students to protect the Ozone Layer, different competitions for the school students are arranged each year with active participation of the schools.

On the occasion of 30th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day two different competitions on the theme ‘Protection of the Ozone Layer’ for the school students in the age group of 13 to 17 years are being organized for each state.

The competitions would be coordinated by the designated State Nodal Agency under the Natural Green Corps Scheme of the Ministry for the respective state. The list of State Nodal Agencies for the respective states can be seen here . The schools will organize competitions in two categories:

1. Painting : Drawing sheet (1 best entry from each school)

2. Slogan Writing : (1 best entry from each school)

The competitions of Painting and Slogan Writing will be organized by the respective schools. Based on the internal competitions, respective schools should select 1 best entry in each category of Painting and Slogan Writing. The respective participating schools should submit the best one selected entry in each category to State Nodal Agency at the earliest by soft copy and upload the same on “upload” entries section website.

The schools could also organize a workshop. During the workshop the following material may be shown:

i) Posters (10 no.)

ii) Videos (6 no.)
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi)

The materials can be downloaded from here.

The State Nodal Agency for each state would submit the category wise entries of that particular state to the concerned Regional office. The list of regional offices of the Ministry is here

All the entries for each state would be evaluated by the concerned Regional office of the Ministry through a committee Chaired by Addl. PCCF/Officer Incharge, concerned Regional Office, MoEFCC

There would be the following prizes in each category (Painting and Slogan) for each state:

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Two consolation Prizes

The prizes will be distributed by the concerned Regional Office of the Ministry for the states under their jurisdiction.

The pictures of the workshop organized by the schools should also be uploaded on the website “upload entries”.

For further details please contact:

Project Management Unit
Ozone Cell
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Govt. of India
Core -4B, 2nd Floor
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110003
Tel No : +91-11-24642176/24643325/18
Fax No : +91-11-24642175
Email : amit.love@nic.in, pmucfc-mef@nic.in
Website: http://www.ozonecell.com
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