|Eco Friendly Rakhi Making Competition
The celebration of Raksha Bandhan at Chaitanya Science and Arts College in Pamgarh was marked by a unique and environmentally conscious initiative. College professors and students came together to promote environmental protection by tying eco-friendly Rakhis to trees and plants on the college campus. This gesture symbolized a pledge to safeguard and protect the natural surroundings.
Dr. VK Gupta, the Principal of the institution, emphasized the significance of trees and plants in our lives, highlighting their role as life-sustainers and friends that provide us with oxygen and contribute to environmental balance. He also drew attention to the inspiring work of Sunderlal Bahuguna, the founder of the Chipko movement for environmental protection, and encouraged students to take responsibility for tree planting.
The students displayed their creativity by making eco-friendly Rakhis from household items like rice, paddy, matchsticks, long cardamom, flower and leaves. These Rakhis were then presented and sold within the college community. The funds generated from the sales of these Rakhis would be used for the education and support of deaf and dumb special children.
Director Virendra Tiwari stressed the importance of tree conservation in creating a better future and preventing future crises like the oxygen shortages experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire event was made successful with the contribution of faculty members, staff, and students, and the college community showed its support by participating in the program.
This Rakshabandhan celebration at Chaitanya Science and Arts College beautifully combined the traditional aspects of the festival with a strong commitment to environmental protection and social responsibility.