Like a plant, the more rooted a child is in his/her source of nourishment, the stronger he/she will grow. Proclaiming this, there cannot be a better way to begin the new academic year of a School than starting it with planting trees. To instill the concept of ‘The Green School’, a tree plantation program was held in the Indian Community School Kuwait (ICSK) – Khaitan on the first day of the academic year 2017-18.
The students of Class VIII along with the Principal, senior teachers and distinguished guests, enthusiastically participated in the programme. The school received assistance from various philanthropic organizations working for environmental causes to implement this green school initiative. The representatives from these organizations, Mr. Gurdeep and team from Green Welfare Force Kuwait, Mohammad Raouf from Gulf Palms, Mr. Ilyas from IMA Youth Wing and Mr. Krishan from Beas Cultural Society were present on this occasion to help make this drive successful.
The Principal K. G. Shirsath gave a brief on the concept of the Green School and related future plans in his address as well as thanked the courteous associations for their contributions. Various types of plants were planted like date palm, berry, olive, lemon and a variety of flowering trees.
Earlier, the school had collected all the used books from the students at the end of the academic year and combined with used papers collected from the school, sent the entire five tons of waste for recycling. Students participated in this drive enthusiastically as the money earned from the used paper recycling was spent for planting trees in the campus. The school management appreciated and congratulated the staff and students of ICSK Khaitan for this initiative and their sensitivity towards the environment.
At the end of the activity students pledged to nurture and preserve these trees to make the school green in its true sense.