The board calls upon students, parents, teachers, educational institutions and citizens to give a helping hand to make the green campaign a big success.
NEW DELHI – Monsoon is here… While the southern parts of the country are already soaked in monsoon showers, the north is awaiting its share of nature’s bounty. What could be a better way to greet the rainy season than planting saplings to make the most of the season?
As the biggest socio-religious organisation of Indian Muslims Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s (JIH) took the lead in this direction with its education board deciding to launch a nationwide tree-planting campaign during the monsoon season in collaboration with students and parents.
In a statement, the Chairman of the JIH Markazi Taleemi Board (Education Board), Mujtaba Farooq, has made an appeal to the educational institutions across the country to join in the tree-planting drive in a big way by planting saplings in their respective areas with the cooperation of the local Forest Department. He suggested students to start planting saplings in their homes and surroundings.
School administrators could plant trees on alongside the roads or vacant or fallow government land as part of the campaign. “This process is an important part of the New Education Policy (NEP) namely the Sustainable development growth,” he added.
Expressing concern over the state of the environment in India in the wake of climate change, the JIH education board chairman informed that during the campaign, efforts would be made to create awareness among the masses about the importance of environment protection and conservation of natural resources.
Stressing the need to encourage the prudent use of water and electricity, and refuse to use of polythene bags, Mr. Farooq asked the schools and other educational institutions to seek the cooperation of concerned NGOs in the locality for the implementation of this campaign.