Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar Campaign: India is proud of a vast coastline of more than 7,500 km. However, waste in the marine environment, especially in the form of plastic, is a major concern and a growing international problem. Numerous studies have shown their detrimental effects on marine biodiversity, ecosystems, fisheries, human health, and the economy.
International Coastal Cleanup Day is observed globally on the third Saturday of September every year. This year on September 17, 2022, the Government of India (GoI) along with other voluntary organizations and local society will conduct a cleanliness campaign of “Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar” (Clean Coast, Safe Sea) on the entire coastline of India.
The Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar Campaign is led by the Ministry of Earth Sciences and supported by several other government and non-government agencies. This year’s event also coincides with the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the 75th year of India’s independence; Coastal clean-up drives will be conducted at 75 beaches all over the country, involving 75 volunteers for every kilometer of coastline.
Painting and Sketching Competitions for Class 1 to 4
Participants of Class 1 to 4 must submit an original painting or sketch on the theme ‘Our ocean is so beautiful’ or ‘Humara Sagar Itne Sundar’. Entries in this campaign should highlight what they know is the most beautiful thing in the ocean or what they imagine could be the most respected thing in the ocean. They can be as creative and innovative as they want. This can include creatures, treasures, tools, technology, monuments, cities, etc. The direct link given below can be clicked to participate:
Painting / Sketching and Essay Writing Competitions for Class 5 to 8
Participants of Classes 5 to 8 must submit original sketches, hand-drawn paintings, and up to 800 words of essays based on ‘Cleaner Oceans, Better Life’ or ‘Clean Seas, Whole Life. The focus of this Campaign should be on sharing ideas on how to clean oceans and green coastal areas can improve the quality of life of citizens.
Poetry & Jingle Writing, and Painting Competitions for Class 9 to 12
Participants of Classes 9 to 12 will be required to submit original poems up to four stanzas, jingles no longer than 4 lines, and based on the original painting ‘Cleaner Oceans: Life and Living’ or ‘Clean Sea: Life and Livelihood’. Entries of this campaign should highlight how to clean oceans and healthy coastal ecosystems to help sustain life and livelihoods. The following direct link can be clicked to participate in this competition:
- Poetry Competition Participation Link
- Painting Competition Participation Link
- Jingle Competition Participation Link
Please Note: The last date to participate in the above online competitions is 11 September 2022.
In addition to the above, schools may organize on-shore or off-shore activities such as:
- Quiz Competitions
- Debate and Extempore Elocution Competitions
- Plan practical experiment sessions and lectures etc.
- Participation in a cleanliness drive on 17th September.
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