The Social Service League and the Environmental Science Department of The Assam Valley School conducted a Plantation Programme in collaboration with the Tezpur Municipality and District Forest office. A total of 350 students over a course of five days from classes 5 to 12 enthusiastically participated in the programme.
As many as 1000 saplings were planted during this programme in different places of Tezpur such as Joymoti Pathar, Polo Field, Children’s Park, Jahaj Ghat, District Library, Cotton Road, and Silver Jubilee School. Various flowering plants such as Kanchan, Krishnachura, Azar, Sunaru, Arjun, Guava, Bakul and Siris were planted during these days. It was indeed a successful programme and a wonderful experiential learning opportunity for our students.
This event culminated in World Environment Day on 5th of June, which we observed in our school by celebrating a Vriksharopan Ceremony, which was an adaptation of the concept introduced by Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan. Under the able guidance of Mrs. Anuttama Ghosh and Mr. Samik Ghosh, our Visiting Director, around 65 students took part in the dance and music and sought the blessings of the five elements of nature for the sapling. A Gulmohar sapling was brought to the arena with a procession dance, which was a combination of three different styles. Mrs Ritu Jugran was the Chief Guest on the occasion.