`The United Nations (UN) International Day for the Preservation of  the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 every year. This event commemorates the date of  the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. World Ozone Day has been celebrated since 1994 and was established by the United Nations General Assembly.

The focal theme for Ozone Day 2016 is “Ozone and Climate: restored by a World United”.   The day is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the ozone layer and search for solutions to preserve it. 

Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) invites proposals for the observance of Ozone Day from Research Organisations, Govt./Aided Colleges, Polytechnics, R&D Centres of the Council, Govt./Aided Schools,  Universities and Departments and NGC District Co-ordinators. The proposals should be submitted to The Joint Director &Head, Coastal & Environment Division, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Trivandrum-695004 in the prescribed format on or before 20.08.2016.

The proposals for Ozone Day celebrations will be scrutinised and selection of institutions will be made purely based on merit and fulfilling of guidelines. Only one proposal will be sanctioned to an institution. Since large number of proposals are expected, sufficient number of proposals will be selected based on those proposals received before due date. Hence the institutions are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The decision of KSCSTE in selection of institutions shall be final.


The extent of financial support from KSCSTE will be as below:
  1. Schools – Rs.10,000/- each
  2. Govt. /Aided Colleges, Polytechnics, R&D Centres,
 NGC District Co-ordinators, Universities and Departments – Rs.20,000/- each
Suggested Activities 
  •  Thematic Exhibition
  • Popular Lecture/ Demonstration
  • Slide Shows/ Film Shows
  • Debates/ Competitions
  • Seminars/ Symposia

 Observance of Ozone Day Celebrations 2016 - Applications invited  (Last Date:20 August 2016)

For more details download the Guidelines and Application format given below