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Kuala Lumpur, 21st July – In conjunction with World Environment Day 2020, with the theme “Time for Nature”, the non-governmental environmental organization, EcoKnights has officially launched Anugerah Hijau 2020 – a school competition held annually in collaboration with River of Life, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Klang Learning Engagement and Action for River (KLEAR), and Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) KL.
The launching ceremony took place at Technology Park Malaysia officialized by Tuan Haji Md. Khairi Bin Selamat, Director of the River Basin Management of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage, with the attendance of notable guests; EcoKnights Programme Director, Fadly Bakhtiar, Director of Environmental Department Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Encik Azlan Bin Haji Ahmad and a number of representatives from schools.
“Each one of us has a role to play in taking care of our rivers. We should sustain our sources because rivers are a crucial element that contributes to vitality within the cycle of environment as it is the main source of life”, said Tuan Haji Md. Khairi Bin Selamat in his opening speech.
This point of view meets the aim of this competition which is to spark interest and inspire the community, specifically students, teachers, school authorities and the governmental bodies on the importance of rivers around us. Without care and concern for rivers, there will be no widespread awareness and solutions, particularly pertaining to the Klang River.
As one of the initiatives under River of Life, the goal of Anugerah Hijau is to enhance environmental awareness and spark interest in participation among school students, particularly on activities related to river conservation and rehabilitation. The theme this year is ‘Creative Generation for The Klang River’ with two main categories; (1) primary and (2) secondary school students. The competition calls for submission of 3D arts & crafts and poems (sajak) for primary and secondary students respectively.
For primary school students, the two main categories are “Little Lion Eco Champ” and “Big Bear Eco Champ”, whereas the two main categories for secondary school students are “Young Minds” and “Eco Friends”. The prizes that can be won in total are up to RM7,400.00 for primary school category and RM11,200 for secondary school category respectively.
“It is our hope that this year’s Anugerah Hijau will be a big success, furthermore, can develop more awareness among society about the rivers’ importance because without nature, there is no life,” chimed Fadly Bakhtiar during his opening speech.
The closing date of Anugerah Hijau’s competition submission has been extended to 24th of July 2020 (Friday). Registration or any further inquiries can be made at its official website, anugerahhijau.my or you may contact Ms Eunice at her email email@example.com or 03-7731 8361.
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EcoKnights® is a non-governmental environmental organisation that provides and delivers development and environmental interventions to communities, government agencies, learning institutions, and companies to mobilise and catalyse the stakeholders towards sustainable development across trans- and interdisciplinary fields to build bridges towards achieving sustainable communities and companies across five main pillars.
The pillars are Public Outreach, Community Development & Education (CDE), Rehabilitation, Restoration and Conservation (RRC) as well as Youth Development & Volunteerism (YDV), supported by Sustainability Communications. Each pillar helps to strengthen the legacy of EcoKnights as it empowers the Knights to ideate, create, run and organise meaningful projects to impart long-lasting sustainable and economic impact to the country. More information about EcoKnights can be obtained at its website, ecoknights.org.my
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