On the occasion of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer today, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) organised an elocution competition at Sanjeevani Auditorium of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNHS), Kakryal. The topic of the contest was ‘Ozone and Climate Change’.

The event organised in collaboration with DPS Kakryal was part of the awareness programme which has been launched on directions of the Shrine Board on various environmental issues.

Students from class 8th to 12th of DPS Kakryal participated in the elocution contest. They spoke about importance of preserving and restoring fragile yet vital Ozone Layer of Earth’s Atmosphere which filters the harmful Ultra Violet (UV) rays and various measures to preserve it. These measures include judicious use of automobiles and other public conveyance, Ozone friendly Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), fumigants, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, clean energy, tree plantation etc. The major contributors of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) are Chloroflurocarbons (CFCs), Nitrogen Oxide and Bromofluoro Carbons.

Preeti Thakur stood 1st while Ms. Rhythm Sharma and Sucheta Dev stood 1st and 2nd runner up, respectively.