Audrey Hepburn rightly said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”. This truth lies at the heart of humankind’s most pressing challenge, namely, to learn to live in harmony with Mother Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis. It is in the hope of a better tomorrow that we must plant trees and help in creating a better planet to be left behind for our future generations. The team of Global Indian International School, Chinchwad is committed to this cause and plays the agents of this “Green Brigade” to bring about the change in our neighborhood.

In view of the Vanmahotsav, the biggest plantation and green festival of India, the students of GIIS also held a plantation drive in their school campus. While the motto remained to give back to the nature by planting more trees and creating green zones which are of multi benefits, the purpose was also to create a small medicinal garden in the school premises with the herbs and plants of therapeutic values that can be used in the school. Students took the lead in the plantation drive as the school gardeners readily offered their help. Both boys and girls took chances in ploughing the soil and planting the saplings. Some of the plants that laced the school garden were Aloe Vera, Tulsi, Ginseng, Neem etc. Students also learnt their botanical names.

Dr Vohra, Director Principal on the occasion said, “Sensitizing students on environmental welfare is of prime importance to my school’s culture. I find gardening extremely rejuvenating and tending to plants makes me immensely happy. I therefore want my children to experience the bliss of planting trees and ensuring that Mother Nature is respected and protected by her children.”

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