Earth Day Celebrations at Nazareth Academy

Posted by Spalding Hurst

April 25, 2024

Nazareth Academy in Gaya, India, celebrated Earth Day on April 22 with a series of engaging and meaningful activities reflecting this year’s theme, “Plastic Versus Planet.” Students and staff demonstrated their commitment to ecological justice, emphasizing the importance of protecting our Mother Earth from plastic pollution.

The festivities began on the evening of April 21st, where students from the remedial classes prepared for the day by decorating the school compound with eco-themed placards. On Earth Day, each student brought a medicinal plant to the school, pledging to plant it at home, reinforcing their bond with nature.

Activities throughout the day included poem recitations, painting, and collage making, which involved students of all ages, from the “tiny tots” in the nursery to the seniors. Mr. D.K. Sanjay, an alumni and resource person for the day, led interactive sessions and videos for the senior students, focusing on proper waste management and the adverse effects of plastic on our environment and water bodies.

In the afternoon, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds attending remedial classes also participated actively. They marched around the school compound with placards advocating for the reduction of plastic use, chanting “Save the Earth, Get Rid of Plastics” to draw attention from the community.

The day concluded with a collective prayer of thanksgiving for the Earth’s generosity and the sustenance it provides. Each child was treated to a piece of watermelon as a token of appreciation for the fruits of the Earth.

Similar activities resonated in our outreach centers located in the villages of Mocharim, Shivrajpur, and Kazi Chak, spreading the message of ecological responsibility and unity with nature across the community.

Sister Roselyn Karakattu | More photos here

1 Comment

  1. Ann Palatty

    Earth is our mom home.. Everyone, privileged or less privileged, has a responsibility to care for our home. Hence the efforts of Nazareth Academy are commendable.


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