Competition For Students On International Day For Disaster Reduction

Competition For Students On International Day For Disaster Reduction


About The Event



National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi, India, constituted under
the Disaster Management Act 2005, is an apex National Institute of Government of India
with the nodal responsibilities for human resource development, capacity building,
training, research, documentation, public awareness and policy advocacy in disaster

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed on the
second Wednesday of October to raise the awareness about disaster risk reduction. It also
encourages people and governments to participate in building more resilient communities
and nations.

NIDM will be observing the Day for Disaster Reduction on 12th October 2011. This day
offers an opportunity to focus national attention on this important issue and to create
awareness about disasters and their management.

To observe the day, NIDM will be organizing “Students March” for college students in
Delhi. Further, to enhance awareness among the school students and to sensitize them
towards disasters and their management, following activities will be organized.

Activities for schools: There will be three competitions on the theme ‘Safety from
disasters’ for the school students. Students in the age group of 13-17 years can participate in
these competitions. The different categories of the competitions are:
1. Painting [Drawing sheet with size 15”x 20”]
2. Poster [Drawing sheet with size 15”x 20”]
3. Slogan Writing – [Hindi & English]

How to participate: Individual competitions for each level of the above categories will be
arranged at the school level by the school authorities through a transparent selection process.
Only school nominated students will be allowed to participate in the competitions.
Based on the internal competitions, respective schools should shortlist/select 3 best entries in
each category and intimate about the nominated entries along with the paintings, posters and

School should use the given Format (Nomination Form) for nominating the entries. The
nominated entries of Paintings, Posters and Slogans should have proper label fixed at the
back. The label must be legible and should contain the following basic information and
preferably it should have the official seal and signature of the head/principal of the school:
1. Name of Student:
2. Class:
3. Age:
4. Name of the School:
5. Contact Number of School:

Awards: All the top three selected entries of each of the competitions may be
communicated to NIDM along with the material under the signature of the Head of the
Institution by 30th September 2011. Panel of Judges will evaluate the entries for 1st, 2nd and
3rd position from all the entries received in each category. Out of the received entries, First
prize of Rs. 20,000, Second of Rs. 15,000, Third of Rs. 10,000 and five consolation prizes
of Rs. 1,000 each along with certificates will be awarded to the winners.

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