Online event of Eco Club of National Green Corps organised at KV Khanapara
An online event in relation with inauguration of National Green Corps (NGC)-Eco Club at Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Khanapara
GUWAHATI: An online event in relation with inauguration of National Green Corps (NGC)-Eco Club at Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Khanapara was organised on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of students and teachers of the school along with a galaxy of dignitaries.
The prime objective of the event was to make K.V. Khanapara a part of the network of more than 1.5 lakh Eco Clubs of the country established under the scheme National Green Corps, a flagship campaign of the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India.
The event has been graced by Dimpy Bora, Divisional Forest Officer, Social Forestry Division, Guwahati; Dr. Jaideep Baruah, Head i/c, Environment Division, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) ; Dr. Chandra Baruah, Scientific Officer & State Nodal Officer of NGC programme in Assam and Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Principal, K.V. Khanapara.
The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Principal KVK. He declared establishment of an NGC Eco Club at KVK from today. He further added relevance of Eco Clubs with school curriculum and sustainable development of community. He urged participating students to be responsible towards using natural resources.
Dr. Chandra Barooah in his presentation gave an overview of the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council and National Green Corps (Eco Club) programme and explained roles and objectives of Eco Club cadres.
Dr. Jaideep Baruah gave an insight to then Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Bajpayee's vision on involving younger generation in conservation of nature and its resources. He further added that attachment with nature will help children in decision making towards conservation of nature once they become responsible citizens of the nation. He appreciated the leadership and initiative taken by Hibah Ihsan Muhammad (Grade 12) in setting up of the Club by coordinating with ASTEC. Additionally, he admired her contribution as an intern in the Climate Change Study, being conducted by ASTEC.
This was followed by announcement of names of Green Captain and Vice Captains of KVK Eco Club. As the Green captain, Hibah Ihsan Muhammad, a student who believes in working with nature for nature, in her address mentioned about role of children like her in paving way towards sustainability. Being the Green Captain, she explained about proposed activities to be undertaken by KVK Eco Club. She expressed her desire to work for protection of environment and sustainable development.
Chief Guest of the event Ms. Dimpy Bora, IFS, expressed her warm wishes to the children for carrying out various activities under Eco Club programme. She stressed upon mass plantation and gave various plantation tips, such as what to plant, where to plant, when to plant, etc. She suggested planting of indigenous fruits. Also , she urged to take care of the planted saplings.
The event was a huge success due to active participation of students, teachers, especially Mr. Babu Ram, Vice Principal, KVK and Ms. Navaneeta Bhattacharyya, Eco Club teacher in charge of KVK.
NGC is a major initiative of MoEF&CC for creating environmental awareness. It was launched in 2001-02 and it aims at building cadres of young children working towards environmental conservation and sustainable development. ASTEC has been the State Nodal Agency of Assam since its inception and so far 9000 Eco Clubs have been established across the state, stated a press release.