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Schools from Punjab, Karnataka and Haryana bag the top awards as India’s greenest schools

Schools in Delhi assessed — five top ones honoured

Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar gives away Centre for Science and Environment’s
Green Schools Awards

New Delhi, February 15, 2017: A school in Punjab’s Moga, a Kendriya Vidyalaya from Hebbal in Karnataka, and a sports school from Sonipat, Haryana claimed the top honours as 2016’s ‘greenest’ schools in India. Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar gave away the Green Schools Awards, instituted by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy body Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), here today.

The awards are given every year after a rigorous audit of how schools are walking the talk with respect to environmental good practices and natural resource management. Every year, the audit and the awards focus on one aspect / issue of resource management – this year, the subject in the crosshairs was water and sanitation.

Giving away the awards, Javadekar commended CSE for taking environment beyond trees, tigers and textbooks and introducing school children to the real issues through its audit. Speaking on the occasion, CSE director general Sunita Narain said: “These schools and their students and teachers come from different parts of the country — Sikkim, Punjab, Karnataka, Jharkhand etc. But they have one thing in common: a capacity to drive change by their sheer grit, perseverance and commitment to do something for the environment.”

Ranjita Menon, programme director of CSE’s environment education unit, pointed out: “In line with the emphasis that the country is putting on sanitation, CSE’s Green Schools Programme (GSP) has made an effort this year to involve children and teachers in auditing the performance of their schools with respect to sanitation and sustainable management of water.”

The GSP audit of 2016 received more than 2,500 registrations from across India. About 700 schools from among these 2,500 successfully completed the audit. A complete list of the award-wining schools in the various categories is given below:

Awardees name Rank/ Category/ Criteria
Rank awards  
Mount Litera Zee School , Moga, Punjab

Rank: 1

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hebbal, Karnataka

Rank: 2

Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Sonepat, Haryana

Rank: 3

Gyanodaya Vidya Mandir, Madhya Pradesh

Rank: 4

Mount Litera Zee School Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Rank: 5

Kendriya Vidyalaya,  Sikar, Rajasthan

Rank: 6

Bal Bharati Public School, Manesar, Haryana

Rank: 7

Government Secondary School Aho Shanti, Sikkim

Rank: 8

C M S L P School, Mundakayam, Kerala

Rank: 9

The Pinnacle School, Delhi

Rank: 10

Category awards
Satya Bharti Government Primary School, Salgawali, Achrol, Jaipur

Category: Land

Raley Junior High School, Gangtok, Sikkim

Category: Air

Hayde Heritage Academy, Kotdwara, Uttarakhand

Category: Food

Government Senior Secondary School, Hee Yangthnag, Sikkim

Category: Energy

Kendriya Vidyalaya Rail Wheel Factory, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Category: Waste

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sunjuwan, Jammu and Kashmir

First Audit Submission

State of Punjab

Maximum Registration

National Capital Territory of Delhi

Maximum Green Schools

Amarendra Maurya (Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Kanpur)

Green Warrior

Delhi schools
Five schools from Delhi were also awarded for their contribution to environment on the basis of parameters such as awareness activities involving students and community, basic infrastructure such as composting pit, rainwater harvesting structure and solid waste collection points for waste segregation and their participation in GSP Audit.

Following are the winners in Delhi:

  • Rank 1. Father Agnel Senior Secondary School, Gautum Nagar
  • Rank 2. East Point School, Vasundhra Enclave
  • Rank 3. St George’s School, Alaknanda
  • Rank 4. ASN Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar
  • Rank 5. Manava Bharati India International, Panchsheel Park

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