Van Mahotsav

Van Mahotsav5th July, 2018

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.”

With a vehement sense of prudence and indemnity the scholars of The Modern School, Raj Nagar celebrated Van Mahotsav on 5th July 2018, emphasising substantially on the significance of herbage.

Forests are the lungs of our land,
purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Our veterans of classes S2 and S3 left no stone unturned in motivating and educating the audience about the substance of Green India. Sakshi, Aryan and Chaitanya evoked awareness about nature and highlighted the exigency of planting and tending to trees for prevention of global warming and retarding the accelerating grasp of pollution.

Planting more trees serves various purposes like providing alternative fuel options, food for cattle, helps in soil conservation and more than anything offers natural aesthetic beauty. Planting of trees also helps to avoid soil erosion which may cause floods. Last but not the least, planting trees can be extremely effective in slowing down global warming as trees help in reducing pollution by purifying the air around us.

If you cut a tree, you kill a life.
If you save a tree, you save a life.
If you plant a tree, you plant a life.

A skit on chipko movement was presented by the students of S2 and S3 where in the veterans portrayed alleviating scenes related to the venerable movement. The chipko movement emphasised on the willingness of human beings to save trees at the cost of their lives as people embraced the trees to prevent them from being cut. Chipko movement dates back to 1730 AD when in Khejarli village Prasannakhamkar of Rajasthan, 363 Bishnois sacrificed their lives to save the khejri trees. In modern India, it began in 1973 in Uttarakhand (then in Uttar Pradesh) and went on to become a rallying point for many future environmental movements all over the world. It created a precedent for starting of nonviolent protest in India and its success meant that the world immediately took notice of this non-violent movement, which was to inspire in time many such eco-groups by helping to slow down the rapid deforestation, expose vested interests, increase ecological awareness, and demonstrate the viability of people power.

The message delivered by our outstanding performers coerced the audience to think twice before fragmenting and damaging our environment by docking our saviours – the ‘trees’. The special assembly succeeded in kindling the spark of Green India in the heart of the audience as the auditorium filled with the echoes of the following slogan:

“Save the trees,
Save the Earth,
We are the guardians of Nature’s birth.”