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Vanamahotsava 2021

Vanamahotsava 2021

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Vanamahotsava Week celebration was held on 8th July, 2021 in the school premises.

In the absence of the students the day was observed by the Correspondent very Rev. Fr. Denis D’sa, the principal Miss Myrtle L. F. Lewis, the vice principal Mrs. Irine Cardoza, Fr. Rolwyn Joy Aranha the co-ordinator of the senior secondary section and all the teaching and non-teaching staff. Mr. Mahesh Shenoy the chief guest for the day, a social worker. He has served as a correspondent of SVS Group of Educational Institutions, Katapady

The programme began with invoking the blessings from God followed by a welcome speech by Mrs. Reshma Pinto. Mrs. Gretta Noronha, spoke about the importance of the day and called this a day which celebrates life. She highlighted on introspecting, how we can work towards making our Mother Earth Green.

Mr. Mahesh the chief guest spoke about the need of the hour that is to plant more and more trees. He also shed light on the ‘Miyawaki’ technique followed in Japan which has helped in building dense native forests. It involves planting dozens of native species of trees in the same area within a distance of 1 meter each. He has used this technique and is a live example of how effective this technique is.

The school correspondent Fr. Denis D’sa, appreciated the school for making Vanamahotsava celebrations an annual feature. He also highlighted about Pope Francis being very vocal about his concern for the nature through the Laudato Si where he has spoken about the importance to be given to preserve and protect Mother Nature.

Fr. Also spoke about, how due to the unscientific ways of treating nature has brought about various calamities and illnesses around us.

He added that we should not only be sorry for hurting the nature but also do reparation through various initiatives like afforestation, conservation of resources like soil, water, energy etc.

Mr. Mahesh Shenoy was given a sapling as memento by the correspondent, Fr. Denis D’sa.

Miss Myrtle L. F. Lewis gave a plant sapling to the correspondent. All the teachers had brought around 300 plant saplings from their home which were exchanged among themselves.

The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Miss Josvita D’Souza. Mrs. Priya Fernandes compered the programme.