Mangaluru, Jul 21: Vanamohatsava is a festival of forests. The constant felling of trees in India has been a problem for a long time and Vanamahotsava is important in creating awareness of this issue. This awareness spread as the Chipko movement rose in popularity as a crusade to save Mother Earth. Mount Carmel Central School celebrated Vanamahotsava on July 20 at the school auditorium.
The members of the Eco Club began the programme by invoking God’s blessing. Leon Menezes of class X welcomed the gathering. Faye Carmel Rodriguess of Class VII enlightened the gathering on the significance of Vanamahotsava. The cultural programme consisting of dance, song and a skit communicated environmental messages. This helped to instil significant environmental consciousness amongst all the students. It was indeed an environmental conscious day at Mount Carmel School.
The chief guest Sr Lidwyn AC, vice principal of the school, in her address cited that more the number of trees, the better our planet will become - with this motto in mind, we need to plant more trees and contribute towards the conservation of nature. This will be extremely effective in slowing down global warming and in reducing pollution as they make the air cleaner.
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Pradhyuth of class VI, followed by the planting of a few saplings around the school premises by principal Sr Melissa AC, chief guest Sr Lidwyn AC, the Eco Club coordinators Sylvia Benis, Neema A, Lavita D’Souza and Sushma Pearl along with the members of the Eco Club.
The programme was compered by Rahul Madtha of class IX and Jeevika of Class X.