Mangaluru, Jul 24: Every year Mount Carmel Central School discovers new paths to plant the seeds for an Integral Ecology in the minds of the students. On July 24, the School celebrated the Van Mahotsav – the Tree Planting Festival.
The day commenced thanking God for the blessing of nature which sustains life. The students of Class VIII hosted the virtual celebration on School’s YouTube channel by delivering informative messages, dance and singing. Our school took pride in planting fruit-bearing saplings on the school grounds, while students along with their parents planted saplings in their homes.
The humble efforts put in by our students as participants of various competitions from Nursery to Class XII were encapsulated in the video "Van Mahotsav - 2021".
The kindergarten exhibited their love for nature through rhymes, songs and fancy dress. Class I demonstrated the importance and usage of various leaves through Art. Class II illustrated the beauty of nature by plant hangings.
Class III reminded us about our rich heritage of herbs. Class IV captivated nature into waste containers (Terrarium). Class V gave connectivity from nest, to birds, to trees in their nest making skill from waste materials.
Class VI participated in an event of preparing a model of sustainable forest by using waste materials. Models on preparing compost from organic waste, to feed the soil and to nurture the trees, was presented by Class VII.
The students of Class VIII wore their thinking caps and designed a Green logo for the celebration. The conception of a plant begins from a seed was well presented by Class IX by preparing Seed Balls with the slogan “Save the Seed –Beej Bachao”. It was a delight to see different shape, size and colour of trees which was captured on the lens of the cameras of students of classes X, XI and XII.
The program ended with a pledge to cut our greed and not to cut Trees. It was indeed an innovative, informative and interesting celebration.
Kindly click the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXeoEZS_Otw&t=375s and view the programme.