Earth Day Celebrations at Bhavans IES
The Indian Education School, Kuwait commemorated the ‘Earth Day’ on 21 April 2022 under the aegis of the Departments of Science and Arts with this year’s theme ‘Invest in our Planet’ to sensitize the young Bhavanites to take up the partnership and promote communal harmony in preserving and conserving our Mother Earth for a better tomorrow.  The formal function kicked off at 8.00 am with a prayer followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Principal Mr. T Premkumar, the Vice Principals, Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar and Mr. Binoy Mathew and the Heads of the Department of Science, Ms. Deepasree T.C and Ms. Sindhu Ashok. An exclusive online seminar on ‘Save Soil’ was presented by an NGO, Conscious Planet launched by visionary mystic Sadhguru, marked the beginning of the day’s celebration. C.A Sooraj Ramachandran, the Vice Chairman, Bhavans Middle East was the driving force to arrange the online seminar of such a magnitude across the Bhavans Schools in the Middle East.  Melby Biji and Ruth Mariam Thomas of 8G, explained the step-by step method of making ‘Eco-bricks’ to the students. The Vice Principal (Senior Wing) Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar received the first ecobrick made by the Eco Club. T-Shirt Paintings and Posters created by the talented students of grades 5, 6, and 9 respectively added hues to the celebration. The ‘Open Canvas’ depicting the harmful effects of pollution and human encroachment on nature provided the students of grades 7,8, & 9 with a platform to not only flaunt their creative skills but also to explore and express their views on major environmental issues. Still models sculpted under the guidance of Mr. M. Prasanthan, Art instructor, titled ‘Human Activities and Environmental Degradation’ were exhibited essentially to provide an environment for interactive student engagement. The zest and zeal manifested by the students, Akshita Rajesh, Emley Elizabeth Mathew, Abigail Lisa Abraham, Hanna Elizabeth George, Manha Anees Shina, and Malavika Happey of grade 9 and Daya Vinil and Varsha Mary Jacob of grade 8, in delineating the theme of the exhibits won the wholehearted appreciation of everyone. The Department of Science (Primary) hosted thematic activities for grades 1-4. The short speeches delivered by the tiny tots of grade 1 reinforcing the importance of Earth Day with fabulous handmade crowns adorning their heads like Prince or Princess were indeed a delightful sight to behold. The ‘Superheroes’ of grade 2 expressed brilliantly their opinions on how small gestures of kindness towards mother nature can make a stark difference in our everyday life. Besides this, the unique user-friendly things, the lovely handicrafts of grades 3 and 4 made from ‘Best out of Waste’ stood testimony to their creative hands and innovative minds. The Principal, Mr. T. Premkumar the Vice Principal (Senior Wing) Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar, Vice Principal (Middle Wing), Mr. Binoy Mathew and the Headmistress Ms. Muneera Mammikutty   lauded the efforts of all the students and the teachers for making the ‘Earth Day’ celebration a meaningful one.

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