School students plant saplings to spread awareness on environment conservation

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2014 11:23 IST

Government High School, Sector-50 carried out tree plantation as part of the tree plantation drive for a week with CII and Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, here on Thursday. City mayo, Harphool Chander Kalyan, who was the chief guest planted fresh saplings along with the staff members.

Various teachers and students expressed their views through poems that laid emphasis on the importance of planting trees. A quiz was held, followed by a small skit that was organised to highlight the significance of trees. Prizes were also given to the winners. Lakhwinder Kumar, headmaster, said the drive helped in spreading awareness on such issues among students.


The students of St Vivekanand Millennium School, Pinjore along with Chandigarh Traffic police officials planted saplings as part of “Van Mahtsov month” here in Sector 17-18 crossing on Thursday.

The students also distributed saplings to passers-by and other police officials and spread the message about the importance of planting more trees and protection of the existing trees.

Students also asserted their voice through creative slogans, gifting cards, banners and posters. The students also took the pledge along with the police officials to make their city greener. Simpler ways of “3R’s - reduce, reuse & recycle” like avoiding polythene bags and wastage of resources were highlighted to the passersby.

Principal, Piyush Punj said 80 saplings including herbal saplings were planted across the city. The school will be holding a similar campaign in Pinjore and will be handing over the saplings to the people visiting hill stations, she added.

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