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Thursday, July 7, 2016

WIS teams up for green initiatives

WIS teams up for green initiatives

Witty International School, Pawan Baug celebrated Van Mahotsav, the Annual Tree Plantation festival in India with great aplomb and enthusiasm. The primary and secondary section students of WIS celebrated environment day with the slogan 'Go green'. They began the day by preparing slogans, banners and nature paintings as a part of the Enrichment Hour activity. Meaningful messages were put up all around on the importance of trees and how they are the 'Lifelines'.

The programme started with a group discussion by the secondary students on "Vast Modernization versus Environment" while the students supported the need for modernization and development, they categorically stated that the Environment should not be vitiated and came up with innovative ideas for sustainable development without jeopardizing the non-renewable resources. Vasisht Varma, student council member stated, “Van Mahotsav is celebrated as a festival of life. It is advisable to plant native trees as they readily adapt to local climate, integrate into eco-system and have a high survival rate. Besides, such trees are helpful in supporting local birds, insects and animals.” Students worked their hearts out for this day as they prepared a number of charts depicting the imminent dangers we will be facing due to destruction of trees. Reigniting the luminous halo of Mother Nature, students also came up with the brilliant idea of planting saplings on birthdays, an idea which had lot of potential.

As a part of the tree plantation drive, students had come all geared up with plant saplings, gloves and small shovels. They discussed about the different types of saplings, while they dug pits in the school ground as well as the adjoining vicinity of the school premise and planted the saplings. Students also resolved to take care of the plantations throughout the year. Principal Mr. Bijo Kurian quoted, “Trees have longed served humanity in one form or the other. On the other hand humans have only threatened their very existence. Now it is our turn to reverse the damage that we have caused and restore the balance between nature and man and the first step towards this change is to plant trees. So let us all welcome the monsoons by planting a tree during Van Mahotsav and nurturing the ones that are already standing tall.”

The day was indeed a mesmerizing one as it initiated a new beginning, a new life, and a new era.



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