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District Magistrate Mrs. Ritu Maheshwari, initiaties ‘Say No to Polythene’ Campaign at DPS Indirapuram
District Magistrate Mrs. Ritu Maheshwari, initiaties ‘Say No to Polythene’ Campaign at DPS Indirapuram

21 Jul 2018 School Admin

Delhi Public School Indirapuram participated in the ‘Save the Environment: Say No to Polythene’ Campaign, an initiative undertaken by the honourable District Magistrate of Ghaziabad, Mrs. Ritu Maheshwari. To further this drive, the school organized a Special Assembly on 21st July, 2018 with the aim to create awareness for a cleaner and greener future and sensitize the students about the environmental concerns caused by polythene.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs. Ritu Maheshwari, District Magistrate Ghaziabad. The occasion was also graced by Mr. Ramesh Ranjan Ranjan, Chief Development Officer Ghaziabad, as the Guest of honour. The school Pro-Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Santosh Bansal presided over the function. Other eminent dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Pankaj Pandey, District Inspector of Schools, Mr. Santosh Bahadur Singh, City Magistrate, Mr. Ashok Kumar, Additional Officer U.P. Pollution Control Board, Mr. Sanjay Singh, Counselor BJP & President RWA Shipra Sun City, School PTA Members Mrs. Rekha Bansal & Mr. Anil Kumar Singh and other RWA Members. The programme was also attended by Mrs. Jyoti Gupta, Principal DPS Ghaziabad, Mrs. Pallavi Upadhyay, Principal DPS R.N. Extn. and other teachers and students of neighboring schools.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the esteemed dignitaries. The school Principal, Mrs. Meeta Rai welcomed the galaxy of luminaries and expressed her gratitude to the Ghaziabad administration for giving the school an opportunity for hosting this prestigious event. Expressing her belief that this drive would surely help to make the city polythene free, she urged the students to become the change makers, with a commitment to the cause of nurturing a sustainable environment. She also spoke about the various eco-friendly initiatives taken by the school, like Cleaning the Hindon, Uprooting parasitic plants, Painting of the elevated corridor and Plantation Drives. She ended her address with an assurance to support all such future initiatives for social change and for making Ghaziabad a smart city.

In keeping with the spirit, the Junior School Choir presented an enthusiastic Pariyavaran song‘Ye Soch Sayani’, pledging to carry forward the message of saying no to polythene. A thought-provoking PowerPoint presentation showcasing the menace caused by plastics, followed by a powerful street play by the students of the school ‘No Panni, No Polythene’ depicting the soil and water contamination caused by polythene and the callous attitude of human beings towards its disposal drove home the message effectively. A poignant dance presentation by the Junior Dance troupe ‘Na Kaato Mujhe Dukhta Hai’, showcasing the plight of the trees being cut down mercilessly, added to the spirit of the green campaign.

Mr. Pankaj Pandey, District Inspector of Schools and few other dignitaries present on the occasion also spoke about the polythene hazard. Lauding the efforts of the District Magistrate of Ghaziabad, Mrs. Ritu Maheshwari, who was going the extra mile to ensure a Cleaner and Greener Ghaziabad, he entreated the gathering to join the campaign and become responsible caretakers of Mother Earth.

The Chief Guest, Mrs. Ritu Maheshwari, District Magistrate Ghaziabad, thanked the school for organizing the program and appreciated the efforts taken by the children of the school for furthering the ‘Polythene’ cause with such force and conviction. Commending the children for the enthusiastic rendition of the original and innovative ‘Pariyavaran Song’, she said that it would be adopted officially as the ‘Campaign Song’ for the ‘Say No to Polythene’ Drive. She ended her address highlighting the importance of each individual in bringing about a change, she emphasized that administrative measures and initiatives like this could be successful only with the whole-hearted participation of every citizen. Her passionate address was followed by the Environmental Pledge, administered by Mr. Pankaj Pandey, District Administrator of schools.

The programme ended with a vote of thanks by the school Vice Principal, Mrs. Sangeeta Hajela, followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

The event was a great platform to initiate the ‘Say No to Polythene’ Campaign and create awareness amongst the younger generation about the need to stop the use of polythene by joining hands to fight this growing menace. It was a unique endeavour to connect children to nature and sensitize them to herald a greener tomorrow.

 

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