My dear children,
It is your dear old Gulmohur High School – enjoying the pitter patter of the raindrops. I hope you are fine and liking this change in the weather. How green the world looks after a good shower! I am often reminded of a quote that inspired me very much.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
This month we focused on a very important issue – our environment. Humans cannot exist without the natural environment. The trees and the oceans supply us with oxygen. Dams and rivers provide us with water. The soil allows us to grow all of our crops and feed all of our livestock and poultry. With June celebrated as Environment Month, it’s time to think about how you can help to protect Mother Nature.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
With the human population growing rapidly, our natural environment is being destroyed at an alarming rate. One of the biggest issues facing the world is global warming; a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels produced through human activities such as burning coal to make electricity. The earth’s climate has changed dramatically over the past 100 years, with the average global surface temperature rising by around 1 degree Celsius. Global warming has caused significant changes to our environment. Natural disasters such as drought, flooding and mudslides have increased substantially over the past few decades.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
There are a number of small things that you can do to reduce your impact on the environment:
- Practice the concept of Reduce; Re-Use; Recycle to cut down on the amount of waste you produce.
- Use public transport or join a lift club in order to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Join a local environmental club that supports environmental issues, or form your own.
- Save as much water and electricity as you can.
- Pick up litter when you are done with an outing in a natural area.
It was a pleasure to see the amazing work you prepared in your activity classes and summer vacation project. Congratulations to the winners for the G.K. Quiz and the Social Studies Quiz conducted for classes VI – VIII. We are gearing up for two of the most awaited events – Horizon ’21 and Gulotsav’21 and will keep you posted about it.
Dear children, I know some of you are grieving the loss of a loved one. These are challenging times but your Gulmohur family is there with you. Every step of the way. Always remember “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” Say not in grief that they are gone, but give thanks that they were yours. Om Shanti!
I hope this season empowers you to move ahead and rekindle that vital energy in you that has always kept you going!
Gulmohur High School.