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Schools to observe forest fest

Ranchi, June 30: Students will add a special touch to this year’s Van Mahotsav.

City schools have decided to celebrate the festival in July. Apart from planting trees, the students will take part in painting, body art competitions and quiz.

Gurunanak Higher Secondary School will organise a three-day function, starting from tomorrow.

Delhi Public School principal J. Mohanty said the school would celebrate the festival to encourage the students to be aware and save the environment. “We want to educate the students about the importance of making the world environment-friendly. They will also be taught to control pollution to promote greenery. We will host programmes for two-three days from July 15,” Mohanty added.

J.B. Jawahar, chief conservator of forest (development), said the department was also gearing up to observe Van Mahotsav. “We will conduct plantation drives and organise prabhat pheris besides hosting a number of competitions,” he said.

The forest department will host similar functions at every district under the supervision of district forest officers. “We will hold a meeting tomorrow to chalk out the plans,” he added.

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