“The magic of nature” is the name of the work of Ian Knight, the child winner of the drawing contest “Electric buses, they benefit us, they are ours”, which will be placed on the three electric buses donated by the German government to the of Costa Rica and that will soon begin to circulate in the Greater Metropolitan Area.
With its design, the child under seven years old and a neighbor of Cartago raises the richness of both colors and shapes that exist in nature, considering diversity as one of the most important elements to be preserved in the country. “I drew little trees, flowers and the way to the future and a rainbow. Also trees that help purify the air and not pollute the planet ”, he commented.
The award ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at the facilities of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) in La Sabana, where children were the protagonists with their works, in the company of their parents. In addition, the First Lady of the Republic, authorities from the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, the Ministry of Public Education, ICE, the Municipality of San José, as well as the German Cooperation, Fundación Crusa and UN Medio participated. Environment.
“Electrical technology is here to stay. The new generations will not drive combustion vehicles and will use buses that will be electric, zero emissions, without muffles and without pollutants. In the designs that these boys and girls drew, that message is clear: these new generations will have spaces with cleaner air and a better quality of life ”, added the First Lady and promoter of electric mobility, Claudia Dobles.
In second place in the contest was César Velázquez, a ten-year-old resident of Hatillo, with his work “A New Costa Rica”, in which he shows the theme of renewable energy, where electric buses travel and people make use of this public transport.
While the third place went to the eight-year-old girl Sara Méndez from Greece, who captured in her drawing the union between Costa Rica and Germany and the opportunity to have a better future with a healthy and pollution-free environment.