To increase the awareness among the Navi Mumbai school children, an Essay Competition titled “Importance of the Wetland in our lives” was organized by NMEPS in Feb 2012. The participants of Navi Mumbai Schools were divided into Junior and Senior groups. There was a good response with more than 250 entries. An expert jury evaluated the entries and prizes were distributed to the winners in the respective schools. The participating schools were also presented with mementos.