Nurture nature for future
THE EARTH we abuse and the living things we kill, in the end, take their revenge, because in exploiting the present we are diminishing our future. What better than these words could forewarn about the irreversible disasters the modern man is heaping on the present generation and, more, on the posterity, by ravishing the Nature and environment?the flora and the fauna, the forests and the mountains, the overground and underground water?to satisfy his mad greed.Updated: Feb 22, 2006 00:23 IST
THE EARTH we abuse and the living things we kill, in the end, take their revenge, because in exploiting the present we are diminishing our future.
What better than these words could forewarn about the irreversible disasters the modern man is heaping on the present generation and, more, on the posterity, by ravishing the Nature and environment—the flora and the fauna, the forests and the mountains, the overground and underground water—to satisfy his mad greed.
A national initiative has been on to save the environment and thereby the human existence, and it was, indeed, heartening to see that the upcoming generation of youths at the Boys High School (BHS) and College were quite and seriously alive to the perils of environmental degradation.
The massive and varied presentation made by as many as 350 class XI students on "Nurture Nature for Our Future", at an exhibition in the School's Flynn Hall, made one feels quite optimistic that the young generation is as sensitive to a serious threat which is confronting the mankind as are the increasing number of environmental scientists and activists all over the world. The exhibition, inaugurated by BHS principal, CV Innes, was quite panoramic, what with as many as 92 charts and models, shaped by the literally young Earth Warriors of BHS under the guidance of A David, Dr A Mukhopadhyaya, M Santani and P Chattree.
These focused on as wide range of environment-critical issues as one could conceive, and included radioactive waste management, eco-incineration, conservation of water, soil, energy, forest and animals, water harvesting, cracking of polythene, energy for future, sustainable development, eco-friendly cars, control of environmental hazards, water purification and production of electricity from plastic.
"Conservation of environment is as important at the personal level as it is at the social level," said CV Innes, while congratulating each one of the 350 participating students, besides telling them how these could be very constructively used in day-to-day personal and social life.
At the end, the following emerged the proud winners, as judged By Dr Elec David, Dr Rajendra Prasand and Anjula Sethna: First Prize: For charts on Ozone Awareness— Abhinav Pathak, Shaurya V Singh, Shushant Bhargava, Shubham Agrawal, and Lokesh Malviya, all of XI A; for Non-working Model on Bombay High—Edward John, XI C, Varun Handa, XI D, Mudit Chitransh, XI A and Rohit Shukla XI D; Second Prize: for Non-working Model on Water Harvesting—Avi Tandon XI A, Raman Mishra, Utsav Jaiswal and Sean Dwijindra, all of XI C; for Working Model on Control of Smoke Emission—Syed Samar Abbas Rizvi, Vibhum Srivastava, Siddharth Khanna, all of XI A, Ammar Hussain XI B; and Third Prize: for charts on Nuclear Waste Disposal Method—Ankit Jaiswal, Brijendra S Singh both of XI B, Arnab Kar, and Prabhat Diwedi, both of XI D.