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  Launch of “Prakriti Khoj - The Environment Quiz”
   
   
 

1. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has decided to launch an online quiz namely “Prakriti Khoj - The Environment Quiz” for the school students across the country. During first phase, it is envisaged that students of age group 8 to 18 years under the Ministry’s National Green Corps (NGC) Programme would get opportunity to participate in this environmental quiz. This Quiz will be a medium to sensitize children towards environment protection and conservation.

The Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) is one of the partners of the Ministry for conducting the quiz for Assam.

2. It has been decided to conduct this quiz for three categories of age groups, as given below:

  • Age group 8-12 years
  • Age group 13-15 years
  • Age group 16-18 years

3. The quiz is proposed to be launched on the Teacher's Day i.e. 5th Sept 2017. The first phase of the quiz is to be concluded by 31st Dec 2017.

4. Depending upon requirement there will be three to five rounds of the competition at State/National level. The first two rounds will be at the state level. Thereafter the students will have to appear for National level which will again be conducted in one to three rounds.

 
State level:
Round-1 This will consist of 10 questions, which will be available on the screen for 5 mins. i.e. 30 sec. per question. lf student clears this round then he/she is eligible for next round.
Round -ll : This will consist of 10 questions, which will be available on the screen for 5 mins. i.e. 30 sec. per question. If student clears this round also then he/she is eligible to play at National level competition.
National level:
Round-III: This will consist of 5 questions which will be available on screen for 2.5 mins. i.e. 30 sec per question. If student passes this stage then he/she is eligible for next round.
Round-IV: This will consist of 5 questions which will be available on screen for 2.5 mins. i.e. 30 sec per question. lf student passes this stage then he/she is eligible for next round.
Round-V: This will consist of 5 questions which will be available on screen for 2.5 mins. i.e. 30 sec per question.
   
 

The dates for each round along with the time slot will be announced in advance on online portal as well as to the SNAs/participants.

5. For authentication of entries in the portal, SNAs will collect nomination from each Eco-club across the State. A maximum of 5 nominations in each age group can be nominated from each Eco-club. The entries so received from Eco-club and compiled by SNAs will be forwarded to the Ministry in excel format. While forwarding the names of participants, SNAs shall ensure that each participant provide his/her mobile no's and/or email ids, where the login id and password of the participant will be communicated through SMS/email. In case of non-availability of mobile no. and email id of student, the mobile No. of parents /teacher in- charge /school principal can also be provided.

6. For selection of participants, Eco-club/schools will conduct internal quiz competition at school level. A maximum of 5 nominations in each age group can be forwarded from each Eco-club i.e. a max. of 15 entries from each school for all three categories.

7. NIC will prepare skeleton site for the Prakriti Khoi and same will be shared with SNAs through a meeting/video conference, dates of which will be communicated separately.

8. Every student after each round will receive E-certificate of participation. Prize money to the winners of each age group at National Level Competition will be:

   
 
1. Age Group 8-12 1st Prize Rs. 50,000.00 2nd Prize Rs. 40,000.00 (Two numbers) 3rd Prize Rs. 25,000.00 (Five numbers) 10 consolation prizes of Rs. 10,000.00 each 18 prizes
2. Age Group 13-15 1st Prize Rs. 50,000.00 2nd Prize Rs. 40,000.00 (Two numbers) 3rd Prize Rs. 25,000.00 (Five numbers) 10 consolation prizes of Rs. 10,000.00 each 18 prizes
3. Age Group 16-18 1st Prize Rs. 50,000.00 2nd Prize Rs. 40,000.00 (Two numbers) 3rd Prize Rs. 25,000.00 (Five numbers) 10 consolation prizes of Rs. 10,000.00 each 18 prizes
 

(Winners will be determined by the computer/software. ln case of multiple winners the decision of Secretary (EF&CC) will be final.)

Interested students of age group in the 8-12 yrs, 13-15 yrs & 16-18 yrs may enrol their names as per our formats below, through the e-mail: asm-env@nic.in or directly at the ENVIS Centre of ASTEC on or before 07.08.2017.

 
Formats for Enrolment
  Enrollment Form- Age group 08-12
  Enrollment Form- Age group 13-15
  Enrollment Form- Age group 15-18
     
 
 
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