Two schools in Sikkim are leading the way by incorporating environmental activities in their curriculum with the aim of educating students about the need to protect and conserve nature for better sustainability.
Sikkim’s Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has repeatedly stressed on the need to protect and conserve nature for better sustainability, and various schools are now taking up environmental activities.
Bongten Government School, Sikkim
The Bongten Government School has undertaken several green initiatives to maintain balanced ecology and biodiversity.
Apart from the daily curriculum, sanitation programmes and other initiatives are being implemented in schools to create awareness among students.
The schools also carry out comprehensive evaluation to monitor the progress of such programmes in schools.
Government Senior Secondary School in Hee Yangthang, Sikkim
Various activities have been undertaken by the school, including bee farming, gardening, small cattle farm, vegetable farm and others, with the aim to provide practical knowledge about different ways of farming.
The school was awarded the prestigious ‘Paryavaran Mitra Puraskar, 2015’ in an Exemplar School category for its contributions to sustainable development.
The school has also been conferred with the ‘State Green Schools Award, 2015’.