Report by OdishaInc bureau, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been at the forefront of driving environment conservation and awareness in and around its area of operations. In continuation with these initiatives, Tata Power organised a ‘Twin City Quiz Competition’ at College of Forestry, Odisha University of Agriculture Technology, Bhubaneswar. The theme of the quiz was ‘Forest and Environment’.
The objective of this competition was to create awareness and the desire to preserve nature, including forests. Around 22 teams across Cuttack and Bhubaneswar from different colleges participated in the quiz competition. Initially, the written round was carried out with questions focusing on forest, GHGs and environment issues. Out of the 22 teams, 4 teams were selected for the question and answer round. The final quiz comprised five rounds of direct question and answers, audio visuals, and rapid fire and voice identification rounds, covering topics like carbon footprint, save forest and natural resources, wild animals and birds.
Speaking on the occasion, Purshottam Thakur, head, Odisha projects, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power believes that it is essential to inculcate the value of nature and forest conservation in the youth to enable them to become responsible citizens. Hence, we thought of an interesting yet informative medium, ie, quiz competition, which got the students really excited and also made them aware about these important issues. We, at Tata Power, believe that youth are our future and a very important stakeholder in nature conservation. By spreading awareness through various interesting mediums like quizzes and drawing competitions, we are attempting to sensitise these students to conserve their natural resources.”
The first prize was given to K Abhishek and Amresh Sadangi from the College of Basic Science, Bhubaneswar, while Vivek Kumar and Avishek Pattanayak stood second from Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar. The third prize was won by Aditya Prakash Rath and Manas Ranjan Swain from College of Veterinary Science, Bhubaneswar. The winners were felicitated by Sanjeev Marik, IPS, special DG of police, Odisha, who also appreciated the efforts of Tata Power.
The programme was also attended by officials from Tata Power and several students; around 300 students participated in the programme.