Heart Care Foundation of India celebrates World Earth Day 2016
Hosts inter-school activities for over 200 students jointly with Indian Medical Association, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India and H.M.DAV Sr Sec School Daryaganj
New Delhi, April 22, 2016: Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national non-profit organization jointly with Indian Medical Association, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India today celebrated World Earth Day. On the occasion, various inter school activities were organised at H.M.DAV Sr. Secondary School, Daryaganj, the co-host school. The theme for this year’s celebrations was “Caring Mother Earth” and students from 20 schools were seen participating in competitions including slogan writing, painting and model display. The underlying message of the event was the importance of preserving one’s environment and its close link with living a healthy life.
Speaking at the event, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and Hon. Secretary General, Indian Medical Association said, “We at Heart Care Foundation of India have been celebrating World Earth Day since almost three decades. This year we have dedicated ourselves to raising awareness about how preserving one’s environment is key to preventing diseases and living a long and healthy life. The 21st century is being faced with environmental emergencies such as global warming, increase in the occurance of natural disasters, changing weather patterns that can have disastrous consequences in the future. It is the duty of every person to live an environment friendly life by saving water and electricity, using solar options where possible and reducing noise pollution. We need to promote good practices such as walking and cycling instead of using cars to move around when possible, using public modes of transport and reducing pollution which is the leading cause of lifestyle diseases in today’s date and age. We are thankful to Ministry of Earth Sciences abd H.M. DAV School for their relentless support and hope that we can together continue to make a difference.”
Co-host of the event Shri R K Tiwari, Principal, H.M.DAV School, Daryaganj, said, “We are glad to be associated with Heart Care Foundation of India for the event. Children are the future of our country. Considering the serious environmental concerns that the world is facing, it is important to create awareness among them about ways to protect our surrounding. We always believe in propagating futuristic thinking for our students. Today’s activities would make the students think about the various environmental problems and come up with means to tackle them.”
Different competitions for students belonging to middle (6th to 8th) and senior classes (9th to 12th standard) were held. Students from middle classes participated in a painting competition and slogan writing. The young artists displayed imagination at its best and their painitngs will be displayed around the school for others to see and learn. Senior school students designed models, created paintings displaying important save environmental practices as well as wrote catchy slogans. Winners from each category were awarded and participation certificates were handed over to each and every participant.