Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Green Drive

Oakridge, India’s Largest International School, announced a student-led green movement, Green Rangers. On the eve, a grand painting contest was conducted at the Einstein campus on 8th July, 2012.

Children from 2 to 14 years of age group participated in this unique art contest and painted their ideas, aspirations and thoughts about going green impressively.

The green ceremony and prize distribution was hosted, with Principal – Mrs. C Adilakshmi, Vice Prinicipal, Mr. Venkat Suresh, and the dignitaries- Mr.P. Raghuveer IFS, Addl. Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests / Director and Ms. Jayashree, Director, Prakriti Environment Society as the guests of honor. Andhra’s most revered leader, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, MLA headed as the Chief Guest of the day.

Mrs. C Adilakshmi and Mr. Venkat Suresh expressed their delight at hundreds of children turning up for a green cause like this.

Mr. P. Raghuveer, IFS threw light upon various ecological conservation activities that Government has been working on and emphasized on student-led green movements like Green Rangers, which will impact and influence everyone on a larger scale. He has promised to extend his full support to Green Rangers.

Mr. JayaPrakash Narayan in his inspiring speech shared how intelligent and capable, human was when he was creating this technology and life and pollution or any ecological damage is just a result of his unifocus on the development, wihle missing the nature’s big picture. He also said that NGOs and others should stop instilling fear of end of world or destruction due to the pollution, as that being just one angle of the side. He emphasized on the need of rise of intellectual race to think and act up on the Mother Earth conservation cause and how young children should lead the change for a better tomorrow.

Prakriti Environment Society, city-based NGO will support the cause in training of the children as a part of Green Rangers. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan and Mr. Raghuveer felicitated the winners of the painting contest.

More than 400 children has participated in the contest and thus making the biggest green contest supported by the children in the recent years. The School distributed plant saplings to all the participants and parents, who walked in for the event.

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