Mother tongue and environment both play a significant role in moulding young ones.
Students of primary classes of Montessori School, New Yarpur, recited poems on the eve of Hindi Divas at a Bal Kavi Sammelan organised by the school on its premises on Thursday.
Riya, a student of Class V, showcased the vital role of trees in our lives and how they maintain ecological balance through a poem.
Her poem, Ped (tree), touched on several important factors, including how a tree helps in the formation of clouds and precipitation.
At the end of the programme, she said: “Trees are very important for us. Trees help us in breathing. We exhale carbon dioxide which is absorbed by trees. Trees produce oxygen which is very important for us.”
Riya added: “In the absence of trees, there would have been no rainfall, leading to drought. As a result, there would have been no foodgrain for us.” The girl’s poem described how a tree spreads the message of being happy even if it bears all types of difficulties.
Inaugurating the event, the chairman-cum-managing director Zahra Ahmad said: “Hindi is not only our national language but our heritage. Therefore, it is important to preserve our heritage to redefine our status, symbol and individuality.”
The secretary of the school, Suraj Sinha, presided over the event. Sinha said: “People these days have started ignoring the language Hindi. We should not forget that without respecting the language, we cannot move even a step further.”
The school had organised the Bal Kavi Sammelan on the eve of Hindi Divas, which marks the culmination of Hindi fortnight, to mark the importance of the language and to promote it. Students of classes III to VI, some of them dressed as flowers, trees, butterflies, sun and animals, spoke on different elements of nature such as trees and animals.
Through his poems on trees, Omjee of Class V, said: “Whatever happens, we would not allow deforestation. We will protect trees so that we can save ourselves.”
Nisha Raj of Class VI showcased how tough a life a tree lives. In her poem, she said: “From the time I am born, I am standing by a single leg. After bearing all types of weather and conditions, I have grown up.” Nishant of Class VI recited a poem on elephants.
The school and the secretary gave away prizes to Nishant Kumar, Omjee, Riya, Khushi Raj of Class VI, Shruti of Class III and Kajal Kumari of Class IV in recognition of their talent.