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Published Date: Dec 27, 2012


The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) announced an essay-writing competition to mark the Global Day of Action against Mercury and other Chemicals Production with an aim to create awareness among children about its disastrous impacts.

In view of the increasing use of chemicals such as mercury, mercury compounds and their environmental and health impacts, especially on children, the title of the competition is ‘Sources of Chemicals like Mercury and Their Impacts on Environment and Health.’

The essay competition would be targeted at two age groups, one below the eighth school level and the other eighth and above level. The participants have to write an essay either in Urdu or English language comprising 500-1,000 words and submitted not later than January 4, 2013, at the SDPI, 38-Embassy Road, Sector G-6/3, Islamabad.

The purpose of the competition is to engage youth to reflect upon the important issue of chemicals impact, especially mercury, on environment and health.

“We anticipate this contest would lead to increased awareness among students and result in greater understanding and support for minimising chemicals’ production and use for sustainable development and protection of environment.

Essays are expected to contain substantive arguments indicative of alarming issue, its understanding and the needed measures/controls for safeguarding the environment and public health especially of children.