By -Sanjay Sharma , The India Post, th Octuber, 2008: A Special Nature Camp was organised today in which Fifty teachers from Government and Private School across the city participated. The highlight of the programme was the presentation of the Nature songs by Mr. K.C. Rahi of Government Model Senior Secondary School, 44, D, Chandigarh Mrs. Usha Garg and Mrs.Nisha Virk. Mr. Tariq Imran of Navodaya Vidhayala of Chandigarh presented the activities of the school students to make Chandigarh Ploy Bag Free.
President of Environment Society of India, Chandigarh, Dr. S.K.Sharma, highlighted the activities of the Eco-Clubs in the States of Punjab, Haryana, H.P. and U.T. Chandigarh.
Accompanied by Mr, Om Parkash Master Trainer of N.G.C. of Chandigarh schools, the teachers visited various sections of the Commonwealth youth Programme Asia Centre Sector 12 and Nature Observatory, Sector, 26, Chandigarh, in which they learnt the techniques of solid waste management by vermi and NADEP (Manure from leaves of the trees) composting, rainwater harvesting, conservation of medicinal and traditional, aquatic plants and birds.
The most of teachers took keen interest in pond watching and asks Environment Society of India’s help for creating lily ponds in their educational institutions, E.S.I. president S. K. Sharma, said that the Society will create ten ponds in the rural areas of Chandigarh
At the same time a Nature camp was also organised at Nature Observatory Sector 26, Chandigarh, in which 200 school students from St. Stephen School, Sector 45,Saupins School Sector 9 and Vivek High School Sector 38 took part in the painting context.