|Early Times Report |
Jammu, Nov 19: In order to lead a healthy life, environment protection is something that is indispensable. Realizing well the damage that plastic bags cause to the environment, students of Rich Harvest School, Shastri Nagar took out a 'Say No to Plastic' rally on Tuesday. During the rally, students encouraged people to shun polythene bags and do their bit for a safer environment. Holding aloft banners carrying slogans dissuading the use of plastic in the city, the students visited the market area adjoining with the school. The children spoke earnestly to the vendors, customers and owners of grocery stores, telling them about the harmful effects of plastic. While speaking to the media people, a student said, we want to live in pollution free environment. The main cause of disasters is mainly improper disposal of plastic. Hence, it is our responsibility to sensitize the public to use cloth bags and change the use and throw culture, he added. Students pledged to refrain from unnecessary usage of plastic and convinced their family & friends against plastic usage to create environmental responsibility.
The school plans to make such drives a regular activity for the schoolchildren. The rally was aimed to educate the children about the use of eco-friendly materials, so that they can drive home the message to their family and friends. Children are great communicators and as they are innocent, people feel obliged to listen to them," said Principal of School.