City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Campus I had taken the initiative to organize an Environmental March on National Pollution Control Day on Monday,
2nd Decemberat 9:30 am from the 1090 round about to CMS, Gomti Nagar Campus I Vishal Khand. The march was flagged off by the chief guest for the occasion,
Hon'ble Shri Dara Singh Chauhan, Minister of Forest, Environment and Zoological Gardens, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Our founder Manager, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, the president and COO CMS, Dr Geeta Gandhi Kingdon and Dr Roger Kingdon also blessed the
students with their presence.
Around 1000 students from our branch participated in this march. Schools from nearby areas like Riverside Academy, Study Hall,
CMS Aliganj Campus I also participated in large numbers. We also witnessed participation from Bhoomi foundation and Fridays
for Future organization showing solidarity towards the cause. Students carried colorful and meaningful posters, placards
depicting harmful causes of pollution, flags, etc in order to add meaning to the march. A nukkad natak was also staged by the
students of class VIII which showed the present reality of the causes of pollution.
The march started with the school band leading the group. There after a girl wearing a globe was seen walking depicting
the plight of the earth and the harmful effects of pollution on the same. A colourful and huge banner saying
ACT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, IT’S OUR FUTURE headed the march. A group of students as environmentalists like Greta Thunberg,
Chandi Prasad Bhatt and many more people who have made a great difference towards the environment followed the girl.
This is also a way to sensitize them about various kinds of pollution and also its negative and serious impact on health for all.
There after students wearing headgears of solar panels connecting through a wire to a bulb made a significant difference in the
enthusiasm of the students and the public both. It drew our attention to various advantages of using renewable resources of energy
and in particular solar energy.
Another attraction of the march was the faces of the students painted to showcase the cause of this march. A number of students
wearing masks were also seen marching drawing our attention towards the depleting condition of the air quality in our school.
Students were also seen carrying saplings and saying slogans for a greener and better future. Rain water harvesting was also one such
resource that was seen through a student carrying a model and the other students following him carrying cut outs of water droplets.
The march had student cyclist at the end sensitizing us to use alternate mode of transport in order to prevent pollution in the form
of air and sound pollution.