New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) The project designed by students of Apeejay School, Noida won top honours in the 2007-2008 Future Cities India 2020 competition today.
DAV Public School, Gurgaon, was declared runner-up.
As many as 14 teams, representing 10 high schools of Delhi and the NCR, participated in the competition-- organised by the Sciene and Technology Department (DST) and Bentley Systems, a software company.
All the teams provided a plan for the future redevelopment of the Commonwealth Games 2010 international zone.
After presenting the awards, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said the competition should be made a national event open to high schools and colleges across the country to sensitise a much larger section of the student community to the development issues.
Describing Chandi Chowk, his Lok Sabha constituency, as a living heritage site, Mr Sibal, however, rued the rapid loss of its unique character.
He urged Bentley Systems and the DST to organise a competition to develop the historic stretch from Fatehpur to Lal Quila, with inputs from modern science and technology, into a world-class heritage site that the nation could be proud of.
Commenting on their win, Appejay team leader Ajaypat Jain said:''Future Cities India 2020 gave us an opportunity to serve our country in a special way.'' UNI YJ AKJ AS1616