Gurukul Global School Chandigarh in association with Department of
Environment,Chandigarh Administration organized Eco-Holi at the school
premises on 6th March.
The chief guests for the occassion were Mr K.K Sharma, Advisor to
Governor , Mr Santosh Kumar ,IFS,Director Environment,Shri D.K
Tiwari,IAS,Secretary(Forests and Environment) and Mr Sandeep Hans,DPI
Schools ,Chandigarh Administration,Dr V.D.Sharma Chairman Gurukul Global
School and Mr.Parveen Setya,Managing Director Gurukul Global School.
Fifty Principals,teachers and Eco-club members of 21 cluster Head
schools attended the function to highlight the message about the
hazardous effects of using toxic colours.
The function commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Honorable Chief
Guests.The Principal, Mrs Aruna Bhardwaj welcomed the guests and
stressed the need to spread environment consciousness at all levels in
the society so that we give a beautiful future to coming generations.
The Chief Guest Mr. K.K. Sharma, on this occasion planted a tree in
the school lawns and inspected the herbal garden maintained by the
Eco-Club of the school.In his address to the audience he wished them a
very Happy Holi and expressed his pleasure on visiting Gurukul Global
which he said is a school with many unique facilities.He congratulated
the school for being a model school in the city which many other schools
need to follow.He facilitated the teachers and children of Gurukul
Global for conveying the message of preservation and conservation of
nature in such a powerful and dynamic way.
Mr Santosh Kumar ,IFS,Director Environment in his address to the guests
stressed that the school’s Eco Club is the best in the city out of all
the remaining cluster of eco clubs budding in the city.He also stressed
the importance of eco clubs in schools as they give children a hand on
experience on nature and its impact on our lives and survival.
Students of the school presented a thoughtful skit on the topic “ Save
Environment” which resounded the pressing need of modern times of
conservation of nature and importance of trees in our lives.The skit was
followed by a group song where children chorused the glory of God’s
beautiful creations and how our love for them can preserve our Mother
Earth forever.The classical dance presented by a group of students
struck a traditional chord with everyone present.The Principal greeted
the guests traditionally by applying ‘Gulaal Tikka’ and wishing them a
very happy holi.
Members of the Eco-cluster beautifully displayed the hand made eco
friendly holi colours at different stalls.Finally results of dish making
competition were announced wherein Mrs Sakshi Gupta bagged the first
prize for mouth watering vanilla cake.Second and third positions were
taken by Mrs Seema Dhiman and Sneha Gupta respectively for their
tasteful varieties of dhokla.
“Such celebrations are essential to sensitize the children towards
their environmental needs so that they underline festivity in a
meaningful manner and get groomed as responsible citizens of our
society”,said Mrs Aruna Bhardwaj.