Delhi Public School Srinagar organized a plantation day for its students on March 29 and 30. Students of the junior wing of the school were taken to nearby farm where they planted various types of saplings like saag, green chili, cabbage, cauliflower and tomatoes.
The enthusiastic students enjoyed planting saplings, even though some of them got all muddy and wet. The help staff at the farm taught them how to plant seeds and water the plants. They also taught them about different plants and their uses. Students got excited on seeing cows and goats with their calves and kids. Some of them were excited to touch the calves and kids and while others shied away.
After the event the students were told that they would be visiting the farm again to monitor the growth of plants. With the help of this event the students also became aware about pollution and its causes, and the importance of plants for the environment.
The school authorities said the plantation day aims to mark the beginning of a long term environmental program, meant to help connect students to the benefits of trees and foster environmental stewardship in their minds. The involvement of children in this event stimulates their interest in the environment and through community involvement strengthens the belief that they too can make a difference. As they say “Take a quiet walk with Mother nature and it will nurture your mind, body and soul.”
- Title: Plantation day at DPS
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