Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nature's Trail Asola Wild ilfe Sanctury

Asola bhatti wildlife sanctuary
Conservation Education Centre
New Delhi

Asola Wildlife Sanctuary is considered the breathing lung of the cosmopolitan city of New Delhi. It was established in 1992 with the aim to protect the wildlife in the area between Delhi and Surajkund (Delhi-Haryana border).

55 Students and two teachers of our school Ms Manjula Agarwal and Ms preeti Goel visited As olla wild life sanctuary on 20th November, 2010. We went by school bus. Dr. Ahmad and his colleagues welcomed us. Dr Ahmad interacted with the students about the food chain, ecosystem, role of plants and animals with the students. After that students were divided into two groups. The name of first group was kept Lion and for other group Finches.

He also instructed how can you help to conserve abwls? Some precautions were also given like not to take any eatables, no noise, water bottle can be taken, note down about the animal and plants.Both groups were guided by two different persons and went for nature trail separately. This took One and a half hour where students saw Plants like Neem, Peepal, kattha, Keeker, Desi babul, grasses like Sachcharum spotanum, spider flower jungle Ber, etc. Animals seen were Praying Mantis, Butterflies spiders, Termites, Grasshoppers 2 species of Birds like Greyy Francolin, parrots, Blackbuck and Neelgai. He also told about the uses of Amaltas plant Leaves are used as Anta acid. Fruit of this flower is known as Drumsticks which are used as vegetables. The nutrient value of 12 gms of it is equal to 4 bananas/4oranges. Lantana camera flowers wee shown to us. Fruit of which is used in making medicine.

He told about Blubull Largest antelope of India. Males have permanent horn. Females have deciduous horns. Wood peckers are Dr. of jungle. Harpoon is present on their beaks. He also talked about Vultures. They help in cleaning of dead animals.
Termites mound was shown to us. A termite is a social animal. They have three types of members. King which lay eggs. One Queen survives for six years. She lays eggs only and control maintain mound. Rest of the family members are wo
rkers which are busy in collecting food, cleaning of mound, and caring of queen.
Acacia roung leucopolia is a native plant of Asolla. Leaves are used as fodder. Bark is used as tannin Latex is used as gondh. The sanctuary also now has two large enclosures for their very successful Blackbuck and Chital or Spotted Deer conservation, rehabilitation and breeding. We also obviously visited the blackbuck and spotted deer enclosures.
Pond eco system is also their. It has Hydrilla plant, Lemma (the smallest plant),Eicchornia, Snails etc.


Ms Preeti Goel-The surprise to find a wild life sanctuary in Delhi was overcome by the pleasure during the trip to Asolla. .It was well maintained. The person in charge Dr. Ahmad Indian forest Officer was very enthusiastic and explained every thing in detail. For the first time I heard a good remark about Termites. There nature friendly behavior was awesome. The use of medicinal plants in various ailments was also explained in detail. We saw many birds and animals like blackbuck and Neel Gai in the wild life sanctuary. It was successful, enjoyable and very educational trip.

Parth Arora IX-C: Our Trip was a mind sharpening and mind mining trip. We saw many tremendous species of butterflies and birds that we often see in our daily life. Here we gained knowledge about different kinds of trees, herbs, shrubs, grasses and also the termites. Unfortunately we were unable to see those massive wild life of sanctuary but Black Buck became Man Of The Match. At the end of our educational trip we saw a video clip shown by them “VANISHING VULTURES”. It was really an adventurous and educational trip by our club.

Vishnu Priya IX-C
Our visit to Asolla Bhatti wild life sanctuary was very educational and enjoyable. When we reached their, we were warmly welcomed by the Forest Officer, Dr, Ahmad. Then we were divided into two groups. Our group was named as Tiger. During our nature’s trail we saw different species of plants which we had not seen ever before although we were not able to see many animals but we were successful in watching blackbuck, the second fastest animal. We saw termites and also the excreta waste of Neelgai. After our one and half hour nature’s walk we saw the movie which was on vanishing vultures. We really get to know very interesting facts their which would have never been possible any where also. For me it was an unforgettable nature’s walk.

Organisms visible at Asola

Diwali-Festival of lights

Diwali is the festival of lights, not noise, and therefore firecrackers should not be a part of celebrations.Crackers are very costly and splurging money on them is sheer waste. -Maximum number of burn cases, fire incidences is being reported in the Diwali season due to the firecrackers. Firecrackers are made up of paper which comes from cutting of trees. So, avoid crackers, save trees. - As child labour is involved in fireworks industry, you are encouraging this social menace by buying crackers.

Harmful effects of firecrackers

1) Health hazards: Burns, deafness, Nausea and mental impairment. Many people die in explosions in factories manufacturing fire-crackers.

Firecrackers can cause hearing loss, high blood pressure, sleeping disturbances and sudden exposure to loud noise can cause temporary or permanent deafness or even result in heart attack.

2) Sometimes, rocket-crackers set fire to huts, heap of dry grass etc. this happen mostly to country side

3) Noise pollution: firecrackers make noise more than the allowed decibel limit for human being.

4) Smog caused by firecrackers may be harmful to inhal

e can cause difficulty for rivers because of reduced visibility.

5) It increases the Pollution in environment.

6)The effluent, colourful and deafening crackers come out of the tiny hands of over one and half lakh children compelled to toil day and night in suffocating worksheds, anticipating death or mutilation due to the explosive nature of the material they handle.

In our school Vasuendhara the eco club launched Cracker free Diwali campaign.

Enlightened by our message of environment protection, Class VII and VIII students have vowed for firecracker-less Diwali this year.

Awareness campaign in the form of lectures through power point presentation has been conducted by us in schools for class! X and X.

Also, we have distributed pamphlets in nearby areas of our school spreading the words about benefits of celebrating Diwali without firecracker. These pamphlets were designed by students of our eco club. Pamphlets were placed on different bulletin boards to sensitize the children of senior classes.

All these measures have created an atmosphere for awakening children and their families about ill-effects of firecrackers.

Enjoy the Deepawali with care. Take care of you and your family.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


In order to inculcate love for the mother earth and to educate the ways and means to preserve the nature, our school has taken up stupendous task of preserving our environment. To achieve this purpose an eco club was established 8 years ago. Since the time of its establishment we have put sincere efforts to create awareness amongst the children about various environmental issues. Our school is committed to provide an ecofriendly environment for imparting educational services, while living the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystem.

Vasundhra, the eco club of Kulachi Hansraj Model School

Celebrated its induction ceremony on 30/08/10. Chief Guest were Shri Dharmendra ji The secretary Department of NCT Delhi and Dr. B.C.Sabata Senior Scientific Officer Department of NCT Delhi.The ceremony began with lightening of lamp. .Light is considered as a symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and abundance in the Hindu religion. Light brings brightness with it and removes the darkness. Light makes it possible to
see things clearly. Following Sloka / Shloka was recited
while lighting the lamp. This prayer is also known ''deepa shlokam''.

"Subham Karoti Kalyanam
Arogyam Dhana Sampadah
Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya
Dipa Jyotir Namostute

First of all, our esteemed guests were welcomed with bamboo plants by our principal madam as a token of respect. Welcome speech was given by Mrs. Kaul Headmistress and EMR our school. Further program was presided by Kaveri, Arushi eco club members and Mrs Manjula Agarwal one of the coordinator of Eco club.
The Lord is the entire creation. He is therefore the true owner. To request,or ask or seek something politely with a feeling of reverence or submissiveness. Members of ecoclub preformed a prayer to please the gods to seek their assistance in the fulfillment of goals either for themselves or for other or for the community in general.

PPt was presented by Shreya Katyal discussing about the green initiatives taken up by our school.

The guests and Principal Madam decorated group leaders and the members with badges. Eco pledge was taken by all members of eco club.
PPt was presented by Abhineet including annual report of previous years’ activities.etc.

Demands are increasing every year for water while resources are becoming more and more limited. The problem of water waste is severe in countries where people are using the same inefficient methods for irrigation of agricultural land. Water needs are increasing every year and the proven fact is that clean water is not available to 1 out of 5 people on earth.
Since many individuals are unaware (or, sadly, just don't care) that this issue needs attention, it is up to more informed and proactive individuals and companies to take up the slack.

Then, a nukkad natak (street play) (spreading awareness about conservation of water) was performed by the members of eco club.

It addresses issues of wastage of water, aspects future problems, the arrogant and the careless people and how one can save water. It was highly appreciated by our guests. The guests were elated that we knew so much about nature & conservation.
Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans. It has been caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases, which result from human activity such as the burning of fossil fuel and deforestation
A poem was recited by Vishnu Priya on Global Warming .

Then Chief Guest was requested to say their words of wisdom, He discussed abo
ut the activities taken up by the Department of Environment established sustainable use of resources, conservation measures and to evolve strategies for the mitigation of environmental problems at local regional and global levels. Say no to polythene bags, cleaning of river Yamuna, Safe disposal of e- waste with minimal environmental hazards, free distribution of plant saplings.
Principal Madam was requested to give souvenir as a token of respect. The programme was ended by Shantipath.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tree Plantation Report by B. Rama Subramanian

On 5/8/10(Thursday) i.e. on the day of van mahotsava, I along with some of my friends, teachers and headmistresses went to plant saplings in our school’s nursery. We planted many types of saplings, some of them being guava, chickoo, amaltas etc. The gardeners taught us how to plant them and then they watered the plants. One of the teachers commented that when we would be the members of KOSA, we would get to see these as trees. The gardeners told us different things about the plants, their uses etc. Some of the teachers also shared their wealth of knowledge about these plants with us. This activity was a part of the many activities undertaken by the Eco club of our school every year. At the end there was a photo session as usual (though photos were being clicked during the planting also).

We all are grateful to the gardeners who helped us throughout the planting of the sapling. Their work was acknowledged the next day, when our school celebrated “Van mahotsav”. They received gifts in lieu of their excellent contribution in making the school green. Then, Indira house students took over the function and spread awareness about saving trees through plays, poems etc. The function ended with the principal’s address.
Global Warming

Global warming isn’t hard to explain.
It leaved Mother Earth crying with
tremendous pain.

This hurts our planet in every possible way.
The changes could leaves us all in

We need to stop it now so the Temperature
doesn’t rise.
Otherwise people, plants and animals
Would all DEMISE

Change in temperature due to the
Depleting OZONE LAYER,
Will leave people in PAIN and DESPAIR

Green plants would lose their FLAME,
Our Goernement is trying to HELP and REACT,

But you and I need to Think, Plan and Act.
So start playing it SMART,
And do your Part.

LIFE might not come to an END,
If U, Me and us are EARTH’S

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Eco Pledge


I promise to work towards improving the existing quality of the environment.
I will work towards preventing pollution and preserving & conserving water and other resources, reduce waste and commit to recovery and recycling as opposed to disposal wherever feasible.
I realize that I am responsible and affected by each and every action that effects the environment in and around our educational institution.
I take this pledge today, i.e. on _________
in order to stop, and eventually reverse, the accelerating degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and to help build a future in which all of us can live in harmony with nature!

Motto of Vasundhra club

The Enviro-club of K.H.M.S

Motto- "Work today for a better tomorrow"

As a member of this club, the student is expected to be:
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Identify the activities that are harmful to the environment
  • Adopt enviro-friendly methods in his day-to-day life
  • Appreciate the role of biodiversity in nature
  • Realize the need to maintain the ecological balance
  • Become an enlightened citizen of the world