World Environment Day Celebration

World Environment day was observed at many locations. Children participated in many activities and trees were also planted at many places. A brief overview is given below:

Deepalaya Learning Center Sanjay Colony: Children of Sanjay Colony learning centre and the FADA students celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2017. The day began at 8am when the students during special assembly spoke about the importance of saving the earth and the kind of problems our earth is facing due to man’s indiscriminate felling of trees, polluting the air, water, soil thereby disturbing the ecological balance. The students spoke about planting more trees, saving water and using cycles as far as possible and even walking. They opined that minimizing the use of vehicles will also help in curbing air pollution. Two children recited poems and a teacher sang a song based on Rabindra Sangeet on the beauty of nature with the flowers gently swaying in the breeze. Plants from the department of Environment were brought free of cost and these were planted in the patch of garden of Sanjay Colony and also in pots. The children were happy and active, cleaning the garden removing the plastic bags, digging soil, watering plants and removing the plant cuttings etc. The students were told to adopt each of the trees they planted and it was their duty to water and take care of the plants. Trees of Jamun, Ashoka, flowering plants etc. were planted.

 

Sangini - Breaking through the cultural taboos

Awareness session on Menstrual Hygiene were conducted While there are several days dedicated to women and girls that are observed worldwide there was nothing to break the cultural taboos associated with menstruation. In light of this, a German NGO, “WASH United”, took the initiative of dedicating a day on menstrual health of women, create awareness and initiate a journey from the so-called “impurity” associated with monthly cycles to health management. The initiative that started during 2012, with a small group of people received the support of 270 countries globally and 28th May came to be known as Menstrual health day (MHD). As Deepalaya has been actively working on menstrual health of women, the day was celebrated amongst adolescent girls studying in Tilak Nagar and Khyala vocational training units.

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Global CSR Excellence & Leadership award presented by ABP News to Deepalaya