Chandigarh, February 4
As part of CBSE’s latest “Adopt your Heritage” initiative, around 200 students from GMSSS, Sector 28, adopted Rose Garden by lending a helping hand in cleaning it up and urging visitors to preserve its beauty.The students not only marched in garden carrying awareness placards but also picked up littered paper and dry leaves.

The act, though symbolic, was enough to put garden employees to shame, who apparently had not cared to clean the place, especially the areas surrounding fountains, for the past two to three days.

“It is good that the project has become an indispensable part of kids’ curriculum. Students from each school will visit a specific heritage spot once a month. The heritage places have one or two schools visiting every day. The kids shall sensitise people about the need to preserve our tourist points,” said DPI (S) Sunil Bhatia.

Though the spirit and initiative of the department and students was commendable, a proper layout plan was needed to execute CBSE’s project in a fruitful manner.

“According to the notice, we aim at making kids aware about the importance and need to preserve a particular building or spot. By adopting it, students will try to go there regularly and ensure that it is neither defaced nor further deteriorated. I am happy that schools are taking up the project enthusiastically, but for many its has just been reduced to a symbolic cleanliness drive or awareness rally. It is a sensitisation programme where children need to be urged to be practically innovative in improving things. They should be made to create public awareness and opinion rather than sweep places around,” said a senior CBSE official.

Source: Tribune News Service