The awards were announced during a gala event on 18 December 2008 at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The awards were divided into two categories – Top 10 New Schools and Top 10 Change Makers, which have done considerable work on improving their relationship with the environment.
The award ceremony was celebrated as a festival in which schools put up stalls, performed street plays and dances, and participated in a painting competition, green graffiti and photo gallery.
Dr. M S Swaminathan, Director MSSRF, gave away the awards to the top 10 schools in the New Schools category, while Prof. Krishna Kumar, Director NCERT, awarded the schools in the Change Makers category. Mr.R H Khwaja, Additional Secretary MoEF, gave away the special awards.
Top 10 New Schools
Top 10 change makers
Best Teachers Team award
Best Students Audit Team award
Most Enterprising Team award
Best National Green Corps (NGC) state awards
Winners of the painting competition
Forests: Holding The Earth Together
1. Yogita, St. Joan’s Convent School
2. Neha Pandey, SLS DAV Public School
3. Sonali Gupta, St. George’s School
A World Without Oil / Fuel
1. Sahil S Tangri, Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura
2. Abhishek Agarwal, Salwan Public School, Gurgaon
3. Harshit Bansal, St. Mary’s School
Garbage Monster On The Prowl: What Do We Do?
1. Raghav Sachdeva, The Pinnacle School
2. Sakshi Saraswat, Hans Raj Model School
3. Priyanka Chopra, Salwan Public School, Gurgaon