Tree Plantation Drive - Vasant Valley School
8th September, 2018
In Vasant Valley School we are sensitive to our responsibilities towards the environment and our work in this regard is on going. We have always believed in 'living in coherence' with nature. Saturday morning saw an enthusiastic group of around 80 students, teachers and parents of Vasant Valley School gather on the school grounds for the city-wide tree plantation drive declared by the Chief Minster, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. Over 50 saplings were planted by the participants in and around the school campus, in an effort to green the city and take preventative measures to combat air pollution.
Students and their parents, as well as teachers and school faculty participated in the drive, planting saplings of native and naturalized species along the periphery of the campus and the parking lot, as well as on the road divider in-front of the school. All participants enthusiastically wielded shovels and spades, helping to dig holes or bring saplings to plant. The species that were planted included Neem (Azadirachta indica), Peepal (Ficus religiosa), Jamun (Syzigium cumini), Mulberry (Morus alba) and Putrajeevak (Putranjiva roxburghii).
It was heartening to see the next generation taking steps to better its future. The students truly understood the value of such an exercise, and the importance of trees in an urban landscape. The school went as far as to take future measure to ensure the survival and healthy growth of the newly planted saplings, by making sure they are watered regularly after the monsoons pass.