School Nursery Yojana
Considering the number of automobiles and other petroleum run machines that we have in the world, we could be sure of one thing that if we do not plant more and more trees today and in future, we are surely going to see the world perishing in front of us. This is something that none of us and none of the governments would ever want to happen.
One of the biggest crises that the world is facing today is not terrorism, inflation, etc., but it is the world pollution and to check it immediately, the only remedy is forestation.
Government is the one that has to lead by example and in this regard we have all the respect for the current Modi government at center which has launched a noble scheme with the name of School Nursery Yojana.
The government has identified that it is vital to bring students close to nature and this is why the central government has launched this eco-friendly scheme. Under the scheme, the schools would build nurseries within their campus and students studying in those schools would raise saplings within those nurseries as a part of their study curriculum.
The entire idea behind the scheme is to make the country a better place to live by making the surrounding greener and cleaner. The students of schools would carry out the sowing of seeds along with nurturing them into seedlings and then as plants. All this would be done under the supervision of selected trained staff in the school. This would act as a chapter/curriculum under biology classes of the students.
After these saplings grow up, the same students would carry out plantation drive in and around school and in localities around the school. This way, the entire country would have more than required number of trees and environmental problems could be handled effectively by just involving the school kids.
The environment minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has launched this scheme with very high hopes. He exclaimed with motivation that the scheme would be launched in first 1,000 schools in the beginning year and would be followed by all other schools in years to come. The ministry is taking a three year time to implement this scheme nationwide.
The environment minister in his address urged all the students of the schools to take active part in the drive and make their schools and vicinity environment friendly. Each school under the scheme is aptly directed to create a small zone for creating nurseries under their premises.
The ministries believe that this drive would also connect the school and the students and the latter would enjoy their time during studies while playing with the seeds, saplings and soil. This way, the schools authorities can ensure that children not only learn from the books but also learn while doing those things in practical and feeling the responsibility to nurture their surroundings.
In the first go, more than sixty schools have already received the saplings and started building the nursery beds. The minister on the inaugural address also distributed a packet of seeds to each student. He further advised the students that they can take home at least a plant grown by them to their homes along with their annual report cards and show their noble work to their parents and guardians.
Some of the plants suggested to be grown in these nurseries are from a range or environment friendly and fruit giving plants like bigonia, amla, bahera, kachnar, amaltas, jamun, neem, gulsi, giloi, haldi, elaichi, etc.
Last but not the least, the objective of the drive is to create both awareness and a connection between students and Mother Nature. This is one scheme that is going to pay off well in times to come when we nurture both our future citizens and Mother Nature simultaneously with each other’s help and thus create a better place for our children.