The National Museum of Natural History conducted two different programmes to observe the International Day for Biological Diversity. One of the programmes was an "On-the-Spot Painting Competition" for the children of two age-groups, namely, 8-12 years and 13-17 years. Separate topics were given to each age-group on which they were to make the paintings. 780 children participated in both the age-groups during the competition.
Prizes were given to the winners of this competition by Shri Babu Lal Marandi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment & Forests. On this occasion, an encouragement prize was also given to Ms. Sapna Goyal who, inspite of her being a partially able child, made the painting by holding the brush in her mouth.