Vanmahotsava was celebrated in collaboration with the Forest Division, Aalo on 7th of July in the school. The programme started at 9.00 am ,with planting of saplings by the Forest Department dignitaries like Sri. Ranphoa Nowa (IFS) , Sri. Abhinav Kumar ( DFO, Aalo) and Ms. Martha ( ACF) . Two hundred saplings were provided by the Forest Department, Aalo to plant in the school campus. A small programme was organized in the prayer hall. Smt. Rama didi, well-wisher of VKV APT, and Su. Priyanka didi ( VKV Arunjyoti) were also present there. It started with the lighting of the lamp by Guest of Honour Sri. Abhinav Kumar. Welcoming of the Guests was done by Su. Namita Medhi. Followed by felicitation of the Guests by Principal, VKV Jirdin. A small cultural programme was also organized. Class X batch presented a patriotic song “ Bhubana mandale nava yug mudhayatu……..”. Significance of the Day was done by a student of class VII. A Sanskrit patriotic group song by class VI and more light was thrown on the importance of the Forest Festival by a student of class X.
Principal, VKV Jirdin enlighted the students on the role of trees in our life by relating a few lines from Vande mataram song… He said if we didn’t care for trees it won’t affect an individual only but its effect will be on all. So, we should keep this in mind and take care of the trees for a healthy environment.
Sri. Ranphoa Nowa recollected his school days in VKV and quoted a few lines of the patriotic song “ Desh hume deta hai sabh kuch…. Highlighting mainly the lines “ Pedh hume deti hai saya, humko bhi toh kuch dena shikhe…” Very beautifully he conveyed the message that we too have some responsibilities towards trees so that coming generation enjoys the fruit of our present noble task of planting trees.
Sri. Abhinav Kumar informed students about the UPSC exams and Civil Services like IAS, IPS and IFS. He motivated and inspired the children to opt for such services and to work on it from the present time. Besides he made the children realize the fact that they are fortunate that they belonged from Bio hotspot region like Arunachal Pradesh where forest areas are more compared to other states. He appreciated the speeches delivered by the students and also appealed to the students to practice it in deed not only in words. He said it is time for all of us to act like saving trees from cutting down, planting trees and taking care of it.
Ms. Martha gave the vote of thanks and expressed her gratitude towards our school and also the students for making the programme a successful one. Forest Department also offered sweets to all the students and staffs. The programme was concluded with Shanti mantra.