STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 17 September
In an attempt to raise awareness to conserve the environment among students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) urged schools to observe International Day for the preservation of the Ozone layer.
The Board suggested that engaging students of various  schools of the city in a wide spectrum of activities would entail awareness and inculcate a responsibility among young children regarding the environment and its effect on our lives.
Dr. Sadhana Parashar, Director, Academics and Training, CBSE said, “It is essential that children develop a sensitivity towards their environment – psychological, political, social as well as their natural surroundings. As an education board, the duty to inculcate environmental responsibility amongst children lies on us.”
The Board revealed that the students brainstormed over the issue of conservation of the Ozone Layer by indulging in slogan writing, poster making, plantation activity, speeches, quizzes and essays.
The schools were invited to declare names of the three best entries and send the name of the first best entry (for each category) to their respective Sahodayas which happens to be the networking and collaboration platform amongst CBSE affiliated schools, will coordinate with schools of their respective circles and declare the names of the three best entries with respect to each category.
The sessions underlined the United Nations General Assembly declaration, designating September 16 as International Day for the preservation of Ozone layer, emphasising the importance of Ozone in protecting the Earth from the ultraviolet radiations emitted by the Sun and the harmful effect of pollutants released by human activities.
According to the schools, the activity set was divided into three categories for the students of class VI, VII and VIII.