Earth Day Celebrations at DPS R. K. Puram

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram celebrated Earth Day on 21st April 2011. Earth Day was first celebrated on 22nd April 1970 in the United States. Senator Gaylord Nelson of the United States founded Earth Day. It is the largest, most widely celebrated international environmental event. Earth day is celebrated to create awareness amongst people about protecting the biodiversity (that is plants and animals), reducing air, water, nuclear, soil and land pollution, promoting alternative sources of energy like Solar energy.

On this occasion, a special assembly was held in the school where students and especially members of the Environment Club discussed  the importance of the environment and how they could preserve it. A pledge to protect it was taken by the students. The ‘E&I magazine, ‘Terravision’ was released. Special Earth day badges were distributed to students and teachers. A presentation was made by Nokia on E-waste. All the teachers wore green to show their concern for the environment.

The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini and the teachers planted saplings in the gardens of the school. Various activities like the exhibition of eco-friendly models, slogan writing, T-shirt painting and dry flower arrangement were organized for the students in the Environment Week. Students of Hope Hall School, Sector VIII also visited the school to join in the celebrations. The school is attached to DPS R.K.Puram by the Ministry of Environment under the ‘Lead School Programme’.