Source: Connect – Canada in India
Over a 100 children between the ages of eight and 12 years participated in a special workshop on June 4 at the High Commission of Canada in Delhi, to mark World Environment Day. The workshop, held in collaboration with the ECO Roots non-governmental organisation (NGO), encouraged children to preserve and care for the environment with a focus on protecting Delhi’s state bird – the house sparrow, which is slowly diminishing in numbers. The young participants were excited with many fun activities including building nests using waste material and mud houses for birds, making clay pots, watching a film on the conservation of the Arctic and an interactive session with Jim Nickel, Acting High Commissioner for Canada to India. The winners of the “Save the Sparrow” slogan contest on the Canada in India Facebook page were also felicitated at the workshop. See pictures from the workshop.