Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Trees & plants represent life, growth, peace, nature…They give us hope, insight and courage to persevere. They teach us to nurture, stay rooted and soar to great heights. To give more awareness on plantation to school children, under the banner of ‘Plant a Tree-Save your Future “campaign Campion School Old Boys’ Association (C’OBA) organized a tree Plantation program today in the school premises for the Campion School children.
The students of class VIth to class XIIth along with the COBA members, Principal Father, teachers and all other staff actively participated in the programme. The students and teachers selected the empty places, near play ground and the roadsides of the school premises to plant saplings in a well-organized way. In order to restore the eco-balance of the a forestation drive was taken with all seriousness. The teachers taught the students the importance of trees for our ecosystem.
Students planted various types of plants some of them being Sheesham, Mango Plant, Swarnaparni, Neem, Jaamun, Saagwaan, Devdaar, Jacuranda (niligul mohar), Queen’s flower, Queen’s Crups, Indian laburnum, Copper pod (tamrashircbi), Mountain Ebony, Purpleorchid tree (kachanar), African Tulip tree, scarlet, fountain Tree (Pichakari), Rain tree and jurul tree.
Teachers had also explained about the trees and the importance of tree plantation. Even supporting staff also taught students how to planted saplings, and fenced them and watered the plants. The gardeners told them different thing about the plant, their uses etc. The students promised to plant more plant & trees and take care of them. Participants were highly enthusiastic to make it a big success. Every step of the programme was appreciated.
The Chief Guest and Principal Fr. Dr. Athnas Lakra S.J., addressed COBA members, staff, students and shared his valuable thoughts with them. On this occasion Vice Principal Fr. Amritlal Toppo S.J., Senior teacher Mr. Mahendra Kothari, Mrs. Chandra Bhargava, teachers from secondary section and Campionites from different previous year batches named Dr. Atul verma, Dr. Atul Shirvastava, Mr. Ajay Chhajed, Mr. Sanjeev kapoor 1981 batch, Dr. Sanjeev Bajpai, Dr. Pushpendra Sharma 1984 batch, Mr.
Sanjay Sharma, Mr. Anurag shrivastava, Mr. Santosh Chaudhary 1985 batch, etc. ex students were also present on this occasion. This program was organized by Campion Old Boys’ Association (COBA). As we already known that Campion School Old Boys’ Association (C’OBA) is one the oldest group or Association of the campion school students not only in Bhopal but also in Madhya Pradesh. The ceremony was concluded with the plantation of saplings by the guests and the Principal. The chief guest was honoured by the school principal by presenting tokens of gratitude and remembrance.