Orchids The International School initiates #ShineYourCity Campaign
Pune, 21st October 2022: As India’s biggest festival Diwali, the festival of hope and lights is just around the corner, and the students of Orchids The International School (OIS) are just trying to make it more special. Given the kind of environmental hazards, the city faces, taking control measures is imperative. Trees are instrumental in purifying air by absorbing dangerous gasses and giving oxygen. Therefore, considering the city as their home, Orchidians have decided to save the environment and promote a clean and green Diwali this year by planting hundreds of tree saplings in the neighborhood areas around the school branches across the country. Mr. Subhash Ingle, Asst Commissioner (Garden department PCMC), Mr. Gosavi Saheb, Udnyan Supritendent and Sanjeev Pralhad Rakshe, Udyan Department Horticulture Supervisor, PCMC flagged the ‘Shine Your City’ campaign at the Pimpri Chinchwad Mahanagarpalika nursery ground, Nigdi to encourage the kids.
The students brought a variety of saplings, including Chapha, Ashoka, Neem, Tulsi, Hibiscus, etc. The students participated in the drive enthusiastically and helped each other in planting the saplings. All the saplings were planted in an open area outside the school premise, which was unclean and was used for dumping garbage. The students, along with the teachers, first cleaned up the complete area and then planted the sampling. They also pledged to look after the planted saplings, plant more and more trees, and encourage others to do the same. Later, the chief guest educated students on the importance of keeping our environment clean.
Students from grade 5 participated exuberantly from Orchids The International School, Nigdi and Manjri branch in the cleanliness and tree plantation drive. Each and every student brought their own saplings and planted them in the Pimpri Chinchwad Mahanagarpalika nursery ground, Romita Sharma, Principal of Orchids The International School and Shahnavaj operations manager of the branch were present at the event.
Sarvamangala Koti Singhal, Head- CSR, Orchids The International School, said, ” #ShineYourCity is our modest effort to celebrate Diwali, with an aim to reduce carbon footprint and to reinforce the sense of responsibility amongst our students to keep the neighborhood clean and green. It was great to see the students do their bit”.
The teachers and coordinators educated students on the importance of keeping our environment clean and encouraged students to refrain from busting crackers and planting more trees.