Sri Sri Academy hosted an awareness programme on waste, waste segregation and e-waste, in association with Garbage Free India and Toxics Link recently. Attended by the students of middle school (classes V to VIII), the programme encouraged kids to keep their neighbourhood clean. Earlier, GFI had given the school five colour-coded bins, each meant for disposing a particular type of waste (paper, food, glass/metal, plastic and e-waste). A presentation was made on waste and its segregation to acquaint the students with the importance of disposing of waste the right way. Toxics Link introduced the concept of e-waste with an animation film. They also used a presentation to explain how e-waste should be disposed.
Students of nine city schools, including Akshar, The Heritage School, South City International and St. Jamesí School took part in a photography exhibition at The Harrington Street Arts Centre recently. Presented by the Centre For Ecological Movement (CEMO), a platform for promoting wildlife preservation and saving nature, the theme of the exhibition was Nature Watch In Your Backyard. The first prize went to Tiasa Mal of Shri Shikshayatan while Kunal Dey of DPS, New Town, and Sweta Karmakar of National High School for Girls finished second and third respectively.
Cardiologist and nature lover Debal Sen gave away the prizes. Purnima Dutta of CEMO spoke about individual responsibility towards preservation, conservation and promoting nature.
A cultural programme was held at Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boysí Academy, Narendrapur, to mark the 134th birth anniversary of Helen Keller. The event was presented by Amway Opportunity Foundation, which has been working for the visually challenged persons for 15 years.