Vrindavan, 2017. 09. 16 (VT): Friends of Vrindavan in collaboration with Samvid Gurukulam of Vatsalya Gram celebrated the International Day for Ozone Preservation by organizing a poster ‘making activity’ and Tree Plantation Drive at the Samvid Gurukulam School on Saturday.
On this occasion Dr. Arvind Kumar, the Regional Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board was the Chief Guest. After the Tree plantation drive, Dr. Arvind Kumar addressed the students.
He said that this special day is held on September 16th to mark the day when the Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987. The aim of this is mainly intended to spread awareness about the depletion of the ozone layer and search solutions to preserve it. This year the entire world is celebrating its 30th anniversary. On this day a large number of stickers, pledge and posters were distributed by the Pollution Control Official for raising public awareness.
More than 50 trees of Neem, Pilkhan, Kanji, banyan, pipal etc. were planted in the school campus by the students under FoV’s ‘Mera Vriksh’ programme’. Every student was given responsibility to take care of the particular trees. The trees were sponsored by the NEC Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Jagannath Poddar, Director of Friends of Vrindavan and Shri Sishupal Singh, the Education Director of ‘Samvid Gurukulam’ jointly announced that altogether 200 trees will be planted in the school campus in this year. The trees will be planted and maintained by the students only under the ‘Eco school’ activity.
Pt. Damodar Shashtri, Shri Nagendra Kaushik, Mrs. Preeti Mehra, Ms. Rangoli Mehrotra also addressed the students.
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