Earth Day – 2013
It’s Earth Day 2013! Let’s come together to make a difference!
” Earth thou great footstool of our God, who reign on high, thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life and food; our house, our parent and our nurse”.
To sensitize and inspire the general masses about the dire need to preserve our mother Earth. The very first Green Earth Day was created and celebrated on 22nd April 1970 by American Senator, Gaylord Nelson who made the people aware of keeping our planet healthy and clean. Since then more than 500 million people in over 180 countries have participated in Earth Day activities.
K.R. Mangalam World School, Paschim Vihar celebrated Earth Day
The aim to celebrate this day was to create environmental awareness among the students.
The Main Features of Earth Day:
Throughout the day children were indulged in various activities which clearly conveyed the message of saving our unique planet from further harm.
They are as follows:
All the children were briefed with some valuable instructions to be followed by them. For eg. Throw garbage in the bin, save water and keep it clean , turn off the lights to save electricity /energy and grow more trees to get fresh air & many other useful things.
Students of Class I took an active part in ‘Shramdaan’. They cleaned the school campus and where as the pre-primary students went to a nearby park where they volunteered in cleaning up the surrounding area by picking up the garbage and dumped it in the composed pit which they themselves made under the guidance of their class teachers.
Further English recitation competition was planned for the class I students on 22,23 & 25 April 2013 respectively. The topic was to ‘Save the Environment’. Children were quiet confident and thus spreaded the message of keeping a healthy environment. Parents were cordially invited to do the honour of judging them. They applauded and appreciated their sincere efforts. Last but not the least the pre-school students brought the various kinds of plants to do the Plantation Activity. A gardener was also called to help the kids in this processed activity. Children enjoyed and were learnt about its importance and were told to take care of the same by watering regularly.
With all the above mentioned activities children were highly motivated to continue putting in consistent determined endeavours of the cause.