Last Wednesday 13th April Nektarina Non Profit and Zest Youth Movement successfully hosted in Pune the opening of a collage exhibition and a schools’ recognition ceremony.
The events started at 10:30 am at the Indradhnushya Environment Education & Citizenship Centre with the attendance of participant students, parents, teachers, members of peer organisations, and special guests.
Dr. S. N. Patahn, Vice President of India Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, and former Vice Chancellor of Nagpur University; inaugurated the exhibition and an officer from the Pune Municipal Environment Corporation was also present.
A selection of around two hundred collage works made with only waste material by students from 5th to 10th grade was set up for the exhibition which remained open to the public for three more days.
During the schools’ recognition ceremony, special guests were given a small plant that was watered by students as a way to symbolize the nourishing experience that the collage competition signified for participating students.
E4S country manager, Suresh More delivered the initial speech in which he gave detailed information about the project and the recent collage competition. He also thanked for the enthusiastic participation of schools authorities and students in all the activities that have been implemented as part of the project.
A message from Nektarina’s Co-Founder, Sandra Antonovic was read by one of Zest Youth Movement’s volunteer, thanking the wide support that the E4S project has had since it began its implementation in India almost 3 years ago.
Afterwards S.N Pathan handed appreciation certificates to schools as a gesture to acknowledge the on-going support and participation of schools to the E4S project and its activities.
Finally, after the ceremony students and teachers got the chance to share their experiences about their participation in the collage competition, and do some brainstorming and an exchange of ideas and opinions with the experienced guests that attended the event.
You can see more pictures from the events at our flickr page:https://www.flickr.com/photos/122900157@N06/albums/72157666558154740/with/25802260413/