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Nature conservationist Orla O’Reilly Hazra teaches Bihar students to be more sensitive towards nature

Orla's message for students: To keep differences of religion and race on the backburner while working for Mother Earth
Orla O’Reilly at Tarumitra in Patna on Sunday.
Orla O’Reilly at Tarumitra in Patna on Sunday.
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Sanjeev Kumar Verma   |   Patna   |   Published 25.11.18, 07:11 PM

Teacher and nature conservationist Orla O’Reilly Hazra is in the city for sessions on eco-literacy and sensitising participants towards the environment.

Originally from Ireland, Orla currently shuttles between Calcutta and Florida in the US. She wants people to understand the importance of conserving nature for making Earth a better place for the future generations.

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Her eco-literacy sessions in Patna has been organised by Tarumitra, the city-based organisation working on environment issues. At least 30 students from St Xavier’s School, Bokaro, are taking part in the programme besides members from Tarumitra.

Orla, who is in Patna since November 20, said: “What if trees also start a #MeToo movement?” With a PhD from Fordham University, New York, Orla told The Telegraph that she has been using Tarumitra’s programme to sensitise participants about oneness of universe and urging them to keep differences of religion and race on the backburner while working for Mother Earth.

“We should not forget that all of us have a single origin. It all started with a big bang and in the course of time, human evolution took place. We need to have this sense of unity which would make life of one and all better,” she said, terming her experience at Tarumitra wonderful.

Calling her lessons a wonderful way of looking at things, Class IX student of St Xavier’s Bokaro Anshu Priya said: “My approach to life stands changed. I would try to contribute in all possible ways to make Earth a better place for all.”

Orla and the participants have also been engaged in thrashing organic paddy grown and harvested recently on the Tarumitra farm. “Participation in such work gives you a deeper understanding of the kind of effort farmers put in to produce crops that sustain the lives of billions of people,” Orla said on Sunday.



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