Environment Ministry to conduct five rounds of Quiz, ‘Prakriti Khoj’, across the Country

The qualifying round will continue till 29 September 2017. The second round will be held from 30th October to 3rd of November, the third round from 20 to 24  November 2017; while the fourth round will be held from 4th to 6th of December and fifth round will be held from 18th to 20th of December.

Environment Ministry to conduct five rounds of Quiz, ‘Prakriti Khoj’, across the Country
Environment Ministry to conduct five rounds of Quiz, ‘Prakriti Khoj’, across the Country

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will hold a quiz on the environment - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ throughout the country.
The quiz is planned in five rounds and the qualifying round will begin on 25 September 2017 by paying tribute to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary. The quiz will be conducted online through multiple-choice questions.

The quiz, Prakriti Khoj, will be held round wise and the qualifying round will continue till 29 September 2017. The second, third, fourth and fifth rounds will be held subsequently, as per the schedule is given below:-

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• Second Round:  30th October to 3rd November 2017

• Third round: 20-24, November 2017

• Fourth round: 4-6, December 2017

• Fifth round:18-20, December 2017

Thematic areas chosen for the quiz on environment - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ includes

• Climate change

• Biodiversity

• Forest and wildlife

• Pollution

• Waste management

• Rivers and lakes

• Natural history

• International conventions such as Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Framework - convention on climate change, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora among others.

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A separate web portal - www.ngc.nic.in and www.pkeq.nic.in, containing information on the quiz has been developed by the Ministry. The link for first qualifying round will be open for five days from 25 September to 29 September 2017 between 8.00 Am to 6.00 PM.  Dates of the quiz will be updated on the Prakriti Khoj portal, as well as Ministry’s website.

How to participate in quiz competition, ‘Prakriti Khoj’

The quiz competition is open to only students of Eco-clubs (NGC programme of MoEF&CC). to participate in the competition, the students who are members of the

The students who are members of Eco-clubs in particular schools are required to send their names for registration through State Nodal Agency.  The User Id and password will be provided to the registered students though email on their personal email IDs, as well as on their school IDs.

Who will implement the quiz programme and how it will be implemented?

During the first phase, the Ministry in cooperation with State Nodal Agencies - National Green Corps, State Pollution Control Boards, state government bodies within the Environment departments and State Science Council will implement the quiz programme.
The programme will be implemented through online mode.

Where will the programme be organized?

The quiz will be organized in the school premises under the supervision of Principals/Eco-club Coordinators. There will be cash prizes for the winners. All participants will receive an E-certificate of participation duly signed by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

About the “Prakriti Khoj”

This environment awareness initiative - “Prakriti Khoj was launched on 5 September 2017.  The initiative/programme was launched with an aim to reach out to young, aspiring minds of school students through a fun-filled interactive learning mode for triggering a sense of awareness towards environment protection and conservation. This quiz, in a way, will provide a unique platform for students to measure their awareness levels regarding environmental issues and motivate them to participate in major programmes of the Ministry related to conservation and protection.

(SOURCE: PIB)

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