Pelling SSS awarded Excellent School in the country in Individual Catagory (Air), 1st Position in Air Category under GSP

Gangtok, 07 Feb: Green School Programmes (GSP) is a self-assessment programme. It helps schools audit their use of resources and map their consumption and wastage. The exercise involves collection of information under the following heads like Food, Waste, Air, Land, Energy and Water.

This year, 5360 schools registered for the GSP Audit from all across the country. Of these, 1689 schools submitted their completed audit reports to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). This points to an 85% jump in registrations and 42% jump in audit report submissions.

The awards have been given on the basis of a detailed assessment for the different practices in the areas of rainwater harvesting, energy efficiency, mobility, proportion of green cover in school, waste management, water management, sanitation standards and availability of healthy food among other things.

Twelve schools out of the 35 shortlisted were presented awards in different categories. Among the top winners of the 2018-19 awards are 2 schools from Tamil Nadu and one each from Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.

Awards in Individual Categories

These awards recognize best practices in individual categories of the GSP Audit 2018. The winners are:

1. FOOD category: Good Earth School, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

2. WASTE category: New Digamber Public School, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

3. AIR category: Government Senior Secondary School, Pelling, West Sikkim

4. LAND category: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Upper Camp, Cantt Dehradun, Uttarakhand

5. ENERGY category: Kendriya Vidyalaya WCL, New Majri, Maharashtra

6. WATER category: Mahindra World School, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Based on the country-wide assessment of Green Schools Environment Audit Programme 2018-19 coordinated in the State by ENVIS Centre of the State Forest Department in collaboration with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, CSE in its annual awards giving ceremony held at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 06 Feb, 2019 has conferred upon to Government Senior Secondary School, Pelling in the AIR category. Government SSS, Pelling was awarded the 1st position in AIR category at the National Level. The award was handed over by Mrs Sunita Narain, Director General of CSE.

The event witnessed participation from more than 250 children and teachers apart from media, state partners from environment and education departments, academicians and civil society members.

Press note issued by:

Bhim Thatal

SPD, Samagra Shiksha

Nodal Officer for Public Relations and Publicity/HRDD