Delhi Public School Budgam on Saturday celebrated World Environment Day by organising a series of events including poster competitions, quiz contests and a display of kitchen gardens.
A statement said, “At DPS Budgam, we keep on spreading awareness about the importance of a clean and green environment.”
“This year we celebrated the day through virtual medium with the slogans “Raise your voice not pollution Level” and “Plant for the Planet”,” the statement said.
During the event students presented their views on environmental protection followed by wonderful poster presentations.
The students shared videos of plantation drive that they launched in and around their houses. Some students displayed their waste management skills and bird boxes.
Quiz contests were held in some classes while others focused on sustainable development tools and exercises. Beautiful songs, poems, poster display and emotional speeches were among the attractions.
“The chief motive was to highlight the responsibility of every individual towards the conservation of environment,” it added.
The best part of the celebration this year was the display of kitchen gardens and flower beds by the students. “They had worked in the gardens along with their parents and learned to grow flowers, vegetable, fruits etc. Collage making and group songs added spice to the celebrations,” the statement said.
It said, students displayed posters with variety of slogans and made terrariums using waste to show their concern towards the environment. Art competition based on the theme “Environmental degradation” was also conducted in some classes.
Some students who had done a case study on the level of pollution in the Dal Lake, alarmed everyone about its deteriorated condition and the consequences, it said. “They also suggested ways for the revival of its lost glory.”
“The Junior Wing Students were involved in a series of activities that were done by them in their respective gardens under the supervision of their parents. The activities included making of paper bag, pen holder and dustbin using waste material,” it said.
Presentations made by the teachers to generate awareness about the environment and its protection were shown to the little children so as to develop love and concern towards it.
Some outdoor activities like making of compost pits, planting of saplings, sowing seeds were also done by the children.
“All the teachers encouraged the students to understand the importance of preserving environment. The need of introspection was highlighted with the slogan, ‘we have not inherited this earth but have borrowed it from the future generation’,” the statement added.