SUBJECT :World Wetlands Day 

  Students of GMSSS-37 B celebrated world wetland day. school Eco club incharge Seema Chaudhry delivered a lecture to the students about the importance of observing Wetland day. She told the students that World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February, marking the date in 1971 when the Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar, drawing attention to the importance of wetlands. Students were aware of  The theme for 2017  “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction” is selected to raise awareness and to highlight the vital role of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities, and in helping to build resilience. Wetlands are found near the sea or inland and can be seasonal – they are water logged only during parts of the year, or perennial. They play a crucial role in the ecosystem by:Preventing flooding by absorbing water,Ensuring that the soil provides a unique breeding ground for vegetation that feeds fish,Giving shelter to animals,Purifying water by removing sediment.. The Sundarbans National Park in India, and the neighbouring Sundarbans in Bangladesh together account for the largest area of protected mangroves in the world.   

  A poster making competition was also organised for classes 6th  to 8th   on the topics “ migratory birds at sukhna lake”   and ‘scene of a wetland ‘about 100 students participated in the activity. Principal Mrs Harmeet Kaur motivated the students to learn more and more about wetlands and their importance to Biodiversity.

Source: GMSSS 37 B