Go Green Art Competition

Six winners announced in green competition
ImageBy Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Nov 29, 2013

SHARJAH: Over 23,000 students from all over the schools in the Northern Emirates have participated in the ‘Go Green Art Competition’ in which six won, and were awarded cash prizes and tickets to enjoy holidays in Paris and London.
The art competition under the theme of ‘Go Green: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ was organised by Ramada Ajman Hotel under the patronage of Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality, and in association with UAE Ministry of Education. It was held in Ajman on Wednesday.
The grand prize winners are Obied Abdulrahman of Al Mansoor Primary School from Grade 2 and 3 Category and Duaa Jayed Akhter of Al Amaal English High School from Grade 4 and 5 Category. The entries of the two students on the theme “Go Green: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” were selected amongst the 23,000 entries submitted by students from Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi, known as the “Green Sheikh” and official Environmental Adviser to the Ajman Government; Sharifa Moussa, head of activity, Ministry of Education; Rui Barros, managing director, and Bani Haddad, regional vice president, Middle East and Africa of Wyndham Hotel Group; and Sumair Tariq, managing director of Ramada Hotels, Osama Saeed Salman, vice president of Ajman University were present during the ceremony.
Other winners were Obaida Mohammad of National School as 1st runner up, and Ehab Butt of Our Own English High School Fujairah as 2nd runner up from Grade 2 and 3 Category, while Krish Kalvani of Our Own English High School Boys Branch and Rashed Ali Alhairy of Our Own English High School Fujairah bagged the second and third place from Grade 4 and 5 Category. Consolation prizes were also awarded to top 100 art works from the participating students.
Addressing the gathering, Sheikh Al Nuaimi said that he was very amazed by the entries submitted by the children calling them heroes for taking care of the environment. “The hotel management is doing a great job regarding the environment sustainability, and this should be expanded throughout the country to make the country greener,” he said.
Iftikhar Hamdani, general manager, Ramada Hotel, said, “We congratulate the winners of our first Green Art competition. The artworks reveal great potential of these children and serve as testament that their generation has a lot to offer in terms of commitment to environmental protection in the future. We had a very successful turnout and would like to thank Ajman Municipality, Ministry of Education, the teachers and students of the participating schools and our sponsors for their support in this initiative.”
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~ by jamilkhan on November 30, 2013.

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