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Doon Valley School, Lucknow, wins national civic fest award

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Doon Valley School, Lucknow, has been declared the winner of the 'Bala Janaagraha National Civic Fest' held here today.

The annual National Civic Fest is a final event for the Civic Fests being held across the country in various cities.

Over the last six months, Civic Fests have been held in 25 cities, and 40,000 students have participated in them, according to the organisers.

Bala Janaagraha is a civic learning programme of the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, a non-profit organisation based in

The Doon Valley School project was to improve and develop a road in Mulayamnagar ward in by approaching the local corporator and the Mayor, a Janaagraha release said.

They also raised concerns about safety, street lighting, paving and asphalting of roads in the area which led the local administration to take action resulting in a patrol guard by the city police, and the construction of a pavement and a motorable road in the ward.

The Doon Valley school students also conducted various awareness sessions on themes ranging from crime against women to drunken driving to eve teasing to garbage collection and water logging on streets, the release said.

Doon Valley High School, Lucknow; Oasis International School, Bengaluru; St Michael's High School, Ranchi and St Kabir School, Ahmedabad were the finalists.

Bala Janaagraha, one of the flagship programmes of Janaagraha, is running a civic education programme for students of government, aided and private schools across 25 cities in the country.

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First Published: Sat, February 11 2017. 18:42 IST