GUWAHATI, Sept 17 - Twenty students of NPS International School had as a part of the I CAN �Design for Change� School Challenge contest prepared a project on �Saving Turtles in Assam� and their project has been selected as one of the top five entries in �360� of Kindness Story Challenge� organised by �UNESCO MGIEP�, a press release stated.
As a part of the initiative to save turtles in the State�s temple ponds, a group of 20 students of the school visited various temple ponds in Guwahati and its adjoining areas. Their main objective was to create awareness among the masses to save turtles living in various ponds in Assam.
During their visit to the temple ponds, the students collected plastic packets, bottles, unhygienic materials other garbage etc., dumped near the ponds and deposited them in the nearby dustbins. This project was shortlisted by UNESCO MGIEP as a part of International Youth Campaign on Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals, on August 12, 2018 . The students will prepare a short documentary film highlighting the impact of the project on the people and the government and the steps taken by them for improving the condition of the turtles. This documentary will be shown in United Nations General Assembly, New York, in the presence of the UN Secretary General, which is indeed a matter of pride for NPS fraternity, the release added.