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Eco-clubs, Games volunteers lauded

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NEW DELHI: Remarkable initiatives taken by eco-clubs in schools and colleges and the role played by schools volunteers during the recent Commonwealth Games came in for wide appreciation during the 10th Annual Eco Meet organised by the Environment Department at National Bal Bhawan here.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit lauded the role of school children in providing voluntary support during the “green” Games.

She also appealed to the students to continue to act as environment ambassadors.

The Chief Minister, who awarded winners of various competitions and released a calendar for 2011, mentioned how the Delhi Government has worked hard over the past 12 years to expand the forest cover of Delhi from 32 sq. km. to over 350 sq. km.

Besides, she said, the entire public transport fleet has been brought on to the CNG mode to reduce air pollution.

Delhi Environment Secretary Dharmendra said the eco-clubs in schools and colleges had been working tirelessly to improve the environment in their own little ways.

He said with financial assistance vermi-composting has been started in 100 government schools.

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