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This Press Release may be read online at: http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-30-09-2008-00.htm
Press Release: 30th Sep 2008, Tuesday 15th Assu (Samvat 540 Nanakshahi )
I'm not an Environmentalist
I'm an Earth Warrior
Echoed the UNITED SIKHS Delhi volunteers, along with the students of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi: After the captivating workshop on Save the environment and the plantation drive held on Sept. 30, 08 at Guru Harkrishan Public School, Vasant Vihar as a part of Learning Values Series, the need to address the issues of the participants was felt and the second workshop in the series was organized on Oct. 17, 08 which incorporated a new methodology to resolve the issues faced by the students.
“The workshop was very attractive and educative. It was a very good way to make the children understand about saving environment. I think this workshop should be held in each and every school and everybody should attend it”, said Upinder Singh, one of the participants.
A format was developed and given to students in five groups and each group was asked to choose a spokesperson and also assign a name to the team. Eco Friendly Sikhs, Warriors, United Eco Friendly, Fantastic four, Famous five were the names suggested and employed by the teams. The scores were given on the name proposed and question being asked. The winning team was Team III, named United Eco Friendly. While Kawal Jit Singh of UNITED SIKHS set the tone for the occasion, Harsimran Singh, the UNITED SIKHS presenter, executed the same with his inimitable style.
Winners with the Resource persons
Participants were enthralled and look forward to have more sessions on the same lines. “It was an excellent workshop. It was a nice way to make everyone understand the way of saving the environment. It would also help me to make my Delhi clean and green” said Maneet Kaur, one of the students. Not only that, “Please make this a regular once-in-a-month workshop in our school”, requested the Principal.
The next session, is planned for Nov. 21, 2008.
You may read a previous press release on the Learning Values Series at http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/COMVCE-14-07-2008-00.htm
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