CBSE seeks to promote environmental consciousness amongst students

Schools observe International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16

Sep 18, 2013 03:09 IST India Infoline News Service

In an attempt to raise awareness regarding the environment amongst students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) urged schools to observe International Day for the preservation of the Ozone layer on September 16, 2013.

The Board suggested engaging students of various CBSE-affiliated schools in a wide spectrum of activities that would entail awareness generation and inculcate a responsibility among young children regarding the environment and its effect on our lives.

The activity set was divided into three categories for the students of class VI, VII and VIII. Students brainstormed over the issue of conservation of the Ozone Layer by indulging in slogan writing, poster making, plantation activity, speeches, quizzes and essays. The schools were invited to declare names of the three best entries and send the name of the first best entry (for each category) to their respective Sahodayas.

Sahodaya, the networking and collaboration platform among CBSE affiliated schools, will coordinate with schools of their respective circles and declare the names of the three best entries with respect to each category.

The sessions underlined the United Nations General Assembly declaration, designating September 16 as International Day for the preservation of Ozone layer, emphasising the importance of Ozone in protecting the Earth from the ultraviolet radiations emitted by the Sun and the harmful effect of pollutants released by human activities.

Dr. Sadhana Parashar, Director, Academics and Training, CBSE said, “It is essential that children develop a sensitivity towards their environment – psychological, political, social as well as their natural surroundings. As an education board, the duty to inculcate environmental responsibility amongst children lies on us.”

Evolving pro-student educational reforms, CBSE has been the one education Board in the country which has taken innumerable steps to not only detract students from rote-learning but also engender conscientiousness regarding gender issues, human rights, environmental violations etc.

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