5 June 2012 Saplings Plantation to Attract Butterflies
100 Students of Kurla’s Michael School Plant Saplings to Attract Butterflies on World Environment Day
MUMBAI, 5 JUNE 2012: To celebrate World Environment Day, 100 students aged 13-15 years old of Michael High School, Kurla accompanied by their teachers participated in a plantation drive, "Ped Pukare, Titli Aa Re" .Sucheta Singhal from NMIMS and Samyukta Shastri from Symbiosis were the core team members who handled the event as OASIS interns.
After the ground at the Veermata Jijau Udyan, Kurla was readied for plantation by BMC workers, enthusiastic students planted saplings of native butterfly attracting plants in the hope to provide the lost habitat to the beautiful butterflies. Pramod Muni, a Maths and Science teacher and Coordinator of Michael High School's Nature Club believes that Mother Earth is safe in the hands of the next generation. “The students are eager to see the plants grow and watch the butterflies visit the plants,” he says. As follow-up action, the students will visit the site regularly and document the growth of these plants and even photograph the visiting butterflies.
Sunil Rathod, Junior Tree Officer of L ward (Mumbai) explains, “For ecological balance to be maintained, every living being should exist in proportion. Butterflies are one such living being. To increase their dwindling population, it is important to plant butterfly attracting plants in available spaces in schools, colleges, hospitals and gardens.”