Students contest for Mountain Day

Students contest for Mountain Day

Dharmalingam Venugopal
Nilgiri Documentation Centre

The United Nations designated  “International Mountain Day” is observed every year on December 11 to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

The topic for this year is “Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity”.

The Nilgiri Documentation Centre has been celebrating Mountain Day since its inception in 2002.

This year NDC proposes to organize a competition for Nilgiri students on the topic, “The Nilgiri Mountains- A Marvel of Cultural Mosaic”.

The Nilgiris is a unique case where tradition, modernity and change have marched together for centuries producing a remarkable integration of cultural diversity. Nevertheless, newer changes and challenges are bound to occur in the future. How the present student community which will be called upon to manage those challenges in the future is of utmost importance to the Nilgiris.

The competition for students (both school and college going) will cover writing (prose and poetry), painting and elocution. Certificate of participation and suitable prizes for winners will be presented on December 11 at the Mountain Day function. Details will be informed after receipt of entry applications.

Students desirous of participating may contact dharmalingamvenu@gmail.com or 9444365360 at the earliest.

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