29 May 2019
A weeklong celebration of International Bio Diversity Day on the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” culminated in Carmel Convent Hr. Sec. School on 29th May, 2019. During the week special assemblies and competitions were conducted to highlight the importance and conservation of biodiversity and the measures to preserve the natural heritage.
The celebration concluded with an informative programme organised by the Science & Eco club of the school. Mr. Ashok Kumar Sharma, Ex MLA, Convenor, Indian Council for Enviro & Legal Action, J&K graced the occasion as the chief guest and Cpt. Lalit Kumar Sharma, Retired IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Executive Member, Indian Council for Enviro & Legal Action was the Guest of Honour. The programme commenced with a special prayer service emphasising the relation between biodiversity and the human race followed by lighting of the auspicious lamp by the dignitaries.
Inspiring speeches by Anshika Gandhi, Tamana Gupta and Shivya Sharma highlighted the importance of Bio Diversity related threats, impact of climate change and conservation needs and efforts at regional, national & international level. The event was made more memorable by a special dance performance by the Carmelites. A Mime Act competition was also conducted for the higher secondary wing. The performers staged a skit using actions, characters and emotions to portray the necessity of green cover and the urgent need to protect the planet Earth.
The chief guest in his address stressed upon the words by Mahatma Gandhi -"The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not everyone's greed” and urged the students to use the resources in a judicious manner. He added that we all rely on biodiversity for our survival, because of the vast number of goods and services our planet provides us so it is our duty to protect it.
The event concluded by the empowering words of Principal Sr. Maria Swati A.C inspiring the students to aid in the great cause of the conservation of biodiversity so that the future generations are not deprived of it. The students pledged to play their part towards protecting the Mother Nature.