Delhi Public School Jammu and Jammu Municipal Corporation Join Hands for an Awareness Session on Banning Polythene and Single-Use Plastic
Friday, May 12, 2023
Delhi Public School Jammu, in collaboration with Jammu Municipal Corporation, organized an awareness cum interactive session on polythene ban to promote the movement towards banning polythene and single-use plastic. The event took place at DPS Jammu and was aligned with India's G20 presidency and the school's mission to conserve the environment.
The occasion was graced by Hon'ble Mayor Jammu, Shri Rajinder Sharma and the Deputy Mayor, Shri
Baldev Billawaria who were hosted by Dr. Kunwrani Ritu Singh, PVC DPS Jammu. Paying tributes to the mother earth, and expressing the need to conserve it, a melodious song was sung by the school choir, dedicated to environment, reflecting the school's commitment to save our planet. The song was composed and written by the DPS music faculty and presented amidst the solemn lighting of lamps, lending serene
auspiciousness to the air.
There was a display of documentaries by the JMC officials to generate awareness among school students and staff regarding the adverse effects of polythene bags and the initiatives being taken by the JMC to deal with them. The documentaries also provided vital information about the alternatives to plastics and other
sustainable measures which can be implemented for conservation of our environment.
Four students of the school in their power packed talks on the theme of banning polyethene acquainted the audience with the ill- effects of polythene bags and presented strong facts and evidences in support of their arguments. They were highly appreciated by the audience and were also awarded by the Mayor Jammu. The
first position was bagged by Sheen Wanchoo (XII), second was clinched by Harman Singh Soni (XII), while the third position was shared by Pranavi Khajuria (XI) and Parina Kandhari (IX).
The Mayor Jammu, Sh Rajinder Sharma delivered a highly impactful speech laying emphasis on “
commitment, delivery, belief, honesty and hard work to deliver goals.” He shared inspiring stories of great men such as Abdul Kalam and others, exemplifying their unwavering determination, enthusiasm, and willpower for achieving their goals, which helped them create history in the world. The Mayor was accorded a respectful standing ovation by the audience for his emotionally charged speech. He appreciated
the efforts made by Dr Ritu Singh and urged all students, parents, and staff to take up the mission of banning single-use plastic and polythene as their own and create history through their commitment to be remembered by their progeny for this historic act. During the event, Mayor Rajinder Sharma also administered the Ban Plastic Pledge, and live e-pledge certificates were generated for the school,
symbolizing their collective commitment to the cause.
Deputy Mayor, Sh Balvinder Billawaria also spoke on the occasion and urged upon students and their families to join the campaign. He highlighted various effective and practical measures that can be implemented to curb the menace of Plastic.
Dr Kunwrani Ritu Singh highlighted the ill effects of plastic use and paid obeisance to mother earth through holy shloka and also apprised the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor about the role being played by DPS students
toward the conservation of environment through sustainable projects being done by the Environment Club at the school for making the Jammu region a green city. She urged all students, teachers and their families
to come forward and join the campaign and mission of banning polythene and single use plastic. She also presented khadi certificates to the guests having Sanskrit shlokas printed on them, representing our culture of the city of temples along with a potted plant nurtured in the school nursery. She ensured full support from the DPS family in the mission of curbing the menace of single use plastic and polythene bags in the city.
Ruchi Chabra, Principal of DPS Jammu, delivered the vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all the participants, guests, and organizers who made the event a resounding success. The program concluded with the uplifting strains of the national anthem.
The event was compered by Ishant Singh (XII) and Ayn Bhola (X). The event concluded with the National Anthem followed by a group photograph.
Also present on the occasion were Headmistress-Ms. Meenu Gupta, Headmaster-Mr. Ravi Kumar Kotroo, Dy. Headmaster- Mr. Umesh Kumar Sharma, Dy. Headmistress-Ms. Rimpi Sharma, Coordinators-
Ms.Mrignaini Pathania, Ms Anuradha Malhotra, Ms. Anu Bali, Chief Accounts Officer, Sh. R.C.Gupta, Senior Manager Operations, Sh Karandeep Singh, and Transport Administrator, Sh.M.L.Mehra.
Hon’ble President-RCT, Sh. M.K Ajatshatru Singh Ji and Hon’ble Director, Sh. S.S Sodhi Ji also appreciated the efforts of JMC and the school for successfully organizing the event for awareness of students.