Cherishing the noble thought of Dr. Thomas Fuller, ‘He who plants trees loves others besides himself,’ Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait) commemorated Earth Day on the theme ‘Conserving Nature and Protecting the Endangered Species’ on April 22, 2019, with a slew of thought-provoking activities to spread awareness on the importance of protecting Mother Earth. The day began with an assembly enlightening the relevance of Earth Day. Malavika Krishna of 11B delivered a speech on the importance of conserving nature and protecting the endangered species on the Earth. The goals of Earth Day Network are to educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon, achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats, build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values, and encourage individual actions such as adopting a plant-based diet and stopping the use of pesticide and herbicide. Reine Mary John of 4 K composed a symphonic poem ‘Every Day is Earth Day’ and presented it in front of the august gathering. Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal, Indian Educational School, Kuwait, emphasized the significance of conserving nature and planting trees. The Science Department of IES came up with the initiative of “Green Corridors”. The Principal distributed a sapling each to 91 class prefects. Vice Principals, Science HoDs and coordinators of the science department joined the principal in this noble action. The class prefects have been instructed to take care of the plants with the help of his/her classmates. As every class decorated the entrance with a plant, ready to nurture it with love, the corridors of Bhavans transformed into a green valley. It is indeed true that green radiates positive energy and the corridors turned gardens testify the same. The Principal, also extolled the efforts of the Department of Science in making the celebration eventful and momentous. The primary wing has always been vibrant on the activities front and did their bit to make the programme truly memorable. A collage-making activity was conducted by the primary wing. The participants were encouraged to present their creativity based on the theme ‘Protect Our Species’. On the whole, the collages appeared to be a primitive forest untouched by humans. With a compendium of colourful and meaningful activities, the earth day celebration of 2019 concluded with mirth and value.

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