Eco Warriors of Scottish High – Celebrating the true spirit of Independence by Going Native
On the occasion of the 75th Amrit Utsav of Indian Independence, Class XI-DP of Scottish High International School, in collaboration with the NGO, ‘IAmGurgaon’, visited the Aravalli OxyVan to revive and restore the area which is spread over 180 acres at the Faridabad Gurugram road near khushboo Chowk. In a specially arranged drive for the tree plantation, the students gained the valuable experience of learning about a vast array of plant species, and gaining knowledge about the plants and trees native to the Aravali environment, some examples of which included Arna, Barna, Bistendu, Dhudhi, Dhak, Goya Khair, Jhinjheri, Goondi, Gangeti, Mithi Jaal, Adulsa, etc. They expressed their admiration and care for the natural environment, each of them playing their part to help to reforest our Gurugram by planting various native saplings and aiding against deforestation and the drive to decrease air pollution levels. Each of the environmentalists there clearly had much passion for their cause and helped the students learn the proper manner of planting trees, to ensure the maximum chances of a plant surviving and hopefully, becoming a self-sustaining tree. Overall, it was an enriching experience for the students enhancing their environmental knowledge, as well as putting them in the unique position of being able to benefit their local community by dedicating a few hours of their time. The School Director Mrs Sudha Goyal praised the students and motivated them further to plant the saplings in their neighbourhood areas also and nurture them till the time they become self-sustained.
Posted By admin in Community Services, News, on August 24, 2022