Tarumitra meaning “Friends of Trees” in Hindi and Sanskrit is a student’s movement to protect and promote a healthy environment on the earth.
The aim of the Tarumitra Club are:
- To spread ecological sensitivity.
- To equip its members with skills in handling local environment problems,
- To organize campaigns for the preservation of bio-diversity and
- To promote spirituality and a world view that is earth friendly.
Like every year, this year too on the 5th of June 2018 the Tarumitra club had celebrated the World Environment Day in its own unique way at school premises. This worldwide event has been the United Nations principle vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The first World Environment Day occurred in 1973, it has been flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environment issues. World Environment day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, World Environment day has a new theme which is adapted by various organizations worldwide to advocated environment causes.
We felt greatly honoured on announcing that India was the global host of World environment Day 2018. The theme for this year was “BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION” as the world came together to combat single –use plastic pollution. To signify this day the Tarumitra club of Holy Child School Guwahati, had organized a poster painting and t-shirt painting competition on various environmental themes for classes 7 to 12. Around 200 students participated for t-shirt competition and 50 students participated for poster painting competition. It was exceptionally pleasant to see active participation of the students. We also felt greatly delighted to notify that t-shirts which were painted by the students as a part of the competition were donated to Ashalaya and to the other underprivileged children of mission centers of the Province. Thus, it was not only a humble step towards our environment but also towards humanity. The Guides friends of class 7B also contributed to the program by planting saplings in the pots. In addition to that we organized a rally for classes 5 to 10 to spread an awareness of plastic pollution in our locality. The students holding placard and shouting slogans went round the neighbouring streets campaigning for plastic pollution free environment.
The Tarumitra Club members hoped that small yet meaningful efforts made on this World Environment Day to create awareness in the minds of the citizens to be more environment conscious will bear fruits.