Article by Surjit Singha, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Commerce, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous).
On the occasion of International Forest Day, National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers, under Prof Surjit Singha's mentorship, came together to plant flowering plants in the government school in K Narayanapura, Kothanur. This initiative was taken to promote forests' importance and encourage sustainable practices in our communities.
The United Nations designated international Forest Day to raise awareness about the importance of forests and promote sustainable forest management. It is celebrated annually on March 21st.
Forests play a crucial role in maintaining the health of our planet by providing vital ecological services such as carbon sequestration, soil conservation, water regulation, and biodiversity conservation. They also provide livelihoods for millions of people worldwide, including indigenous communities. The NSS volunteers from Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) were enthusiastic about the project, and they arrived at around 2.40 P.M., armed with shovels, pots, and flowering plants. The volunteers felt a sense of satisfaction knowing that they had contributed to the environment meaningfully. The school authorities also expressed their gratitude, as the school now had a new addition to its infrastructure.
NSS volunteers' initiative is commendable, highlighting the need for collective action to promote sustainable practices in our communities. By planting trees and conserving our natural resources, we can help to protect our environment and ensure a healthy future for all.
International Forest Day is a momentous occasion that reminds us of forests' vital role in our lives. The initiative taken by the NSS volunteers to plant flowering plants in the government school is a step in the right direction towards promoting sustainable practices and preserving our environment. Let us all take inspiration from their efforts and work together to protect our planet for future generations.
It is important to note that protecting forests is not just a one-day event but an ongoing effort that requires global collaboration and commitment. By working together, we can help ensure that forests continue to thrive and provide essential benefits for future generations.