World Wetland Day 2010 Celebrations - Updates from ATREE

A report on the World Wetland day 2010 was celebrated by CERC-ATREE with a number of programmes.

ATREEVembanad LakeThe World Wetland day 2010 was celebrated by CERC-ATREE with a number of programmes. As an Annual event ‘WETLAND FESTIVAL 2010’ involving the students and teachers from the wetland clubs of Jalapadom schools around the Lake, was held at Kalyani auditorium, Aleppey.

The event was inaugurated by noted Environmentalist Shri.K.V.Dayal. Shri.Paravur George, famous drama writer and Sahithya academy award winner presided over the Vembanad Lake Mapfunction. Dr.Latha Bhaskar, Program Coordinator of ATREE briefed about the significance of the day and tendered welcome and Shri.Jojo.T.D, Programme officer extended vote of thanks. Shri.Sivan Kutty, Teacher, gave the wetland message. And Shri. Subrahmaniyam, General manager of the eco-friendly resort in Mararie beach felicitated on the occasion. Followed by these a video documentary film on the Agricultural practices of Kuttanad, produced by Shri Azeem Sait, a student from the Wetland study center of B.Ed college ,Porurkara was screened. Two student teams from Wetland study centers presented their project reports evolved through hypothesis testing methods. The forenoon session concluded with the wetland feast.

Afternoon session was dazzling with the colorful cultural presentations of the students. A variety show with traditional art forms and folklores including ottan thullal, skit, kol kali, solo songs, group music, nadan pattu, street plays, elocution, boat race songs etc made the event memorable. Prizes were distributed to the best high schools and U.P schools for their entries on ‘water album’ and hand written magazine, selected from 32 entries (each) from different schools. The evaluator of these entries (Mr. Joseph, Rtd Asst Director, Agri dept) noted that the entries in general were of high standards and remarked that his task for selecting the best entries was really tough as all of them were of good quality and standards. The amazing works behind these creations were appreciated by all. Wetland fest ended up at 4 pm singing the National Anthem.

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