Indian School Darsait observed World Environment Day on 5th June 2014 with a variety of programmes in both primary and senior sections. The very purpose of the day was to provide an increasing awareness among the students to do their bit to Save the Environment. A series of programmes were organized to kindle love for our environment by going clean and green.
In the primary section Grade 1 students paraded voicing the message of ‘Go Green’, Grow More Trees’, ‘Save Energy’, ‘Save Water’ etc. while the students of class II fabricated a collage with real leaves and paper to foster eco-friendly cards conveying the message. A rejuvenated environment club, Souhridha, was divided into four committees namely; Cleanliness Committee, Go-Green Committee, Save Energy Committee and Reduce Plastic Committee. The members of those committees from classes IV and V, introduced their objectives and presented music, performed skit and other items highlighting their involvement and reiterating their pledge to take care of the school.
The KG students showcased a dazzling array of talent focusing on the ‘Ten Commandments’ for a better environment. The vibrant and sprightly dance performance at the end truly depicted the animals, plants and humans co-existing in harmony with nature.
In the senior school the occasion was marked by Poster making competition from Grade VI to XI initiated and supervised by the Department of English while other events like No Plastic Campaign, Distribution of Jute Bags and Wearing of Green Ribbon as a badge undertaken by Anugraha, charity club, left an unprecedented impact on students.
Earlier, Mrs. Leena Francis, Vice Principal (primary section) enlightened the Souhridha club members with the details of Environment Day celebrations across the world. She also gave tips on creating an eco-friendly vacation.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, the Principal, was exuberant over the aura that was created as a result of the team work and she expressed her admiration for the pro-active staff and the very promising students. She said, “It is a great learning experience for them at this age and it is important to preserve our biodiversity, we should identify problems related to the environment and find ways to take corrective action”. Moreover, she appreciated the staff and students for launching this great mission of promoting environmental awareness to tackle the challenges like cleaning of the school campus, going green by planting more trees, saving energy and reducing plastic in the campus. To acknowledge their sincere efforts the Principal declared the commencement of an ever rolling trophy for the best class that would perform all four tasks of the club very effectively and the winner class would be announced once in three months of the academic year. On the whole, the day was an eye-opener for everyone about the environmental degradation and a campaign against polythene bags and a call for “save our environment”.