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.